CANONSBURG — With four wrestlers turning in top-eight medal finishes, the Brookville Raiders finished an impressive seventh at the 46-team Powerade Invitational Saturday.
The Raiders, the highest finishing Class AA team in the loaded field, wound up with 113 points, just 1/2-point behind McDowell and 3 1/2 points behind fifth-place Solanco. Host Canon McMillan was fourth at 119.5 points. At the top, not surprisingly, was Franklin Regional with 236.5 points. Greater Latrobe (207) was second and Parkland (163.5) finished third.
Both Brock and Brodie Zacherl each placed third at 138 and 160 pounds respectively. Brock, who won his 100th career bout on Friday, decisioned Mifflin County’s Hayden Hidley, 3-1, in the consolation finals.
Brodie decisioned Belle Vernon’s Austin Bell, 6-3, in the 160 consolation finals to cap a 6-1 weekend that got him to 98 career wins.
At 170, senior Zach Vroman, another 100-bout winner from Friday, placed fifth after beating Father Judge’s Idris White, 5-2. Tate Ortz capped off the Raiders’ medalists with a sixth-place finish at 113. He lost a 3-0 decision in the fifth-place bout to Adam Whitesell of Good Counsel Md.
Two Raiders were one win away from getting into the top-eight medal rounds — Dalton Zimmerman at 132 and Bryce Town at 220.
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