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O’Boyle finishes seventh at PJW

WA’s Beyer also wrestled

Pittston Area youth wrestler Donovan O’Boyle finished seventh at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championships last weekend at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township.

O’Boyle who wrestled in the 10-and-under, 105-pound division, opened the event on Friday with two wins. The first-year participant defeated Luke Shingle in a 6-2 decision before beating Zach Becker, 3-2.

He then dropped a 6-4 decision to eventual runner-up, Jacob Frank, 6-4, to move into the consolation bracket.

In the consolation bracket, O’Boyle pinned Parker Harvey in 2:21 before losing a tiebraker, and a 3-2 decision to Dom DeLuca. He then bounced back to defeat Hunter Tremain, 6-0, for the seventh place medal.

Wyoming Area’s Kendrick Beyer also participated in the 12-and-under, 115-pound division. After finished eighth last year, Beyer lost his first two matches of this year’s tournament.

Both O’Boyle and Beyer were ranked in the Top 22 of their respective age and weight classes coming into the event.

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