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McGonigal, Ho to Wrestle for PIAA Titles as Well

HERSHEY, Pa. – Two additional District 9 wrestlers will wrestle for PIAA titles in Class 3A after Clearfield’s Luke McGonigal and DuBois’ Kolby Ho both won semifinal bouts Saturday morning at the Giant Center in Hershey.

(Photo of Clearfield’s Luke McGonigal. Photo submitted by Melissa McGonigal)

McGonigal pinned Erie Cathedral Prep’s Dorian Crosby at 195 pounds and will face off against State Colle’s Cole Urbas, who beat McGonigal, 1-0, in the Regional final last week.

Ho, meanwhile, became the first DuBois wrestler to earn a berth in the state finals since Garrett Bontempo won it all in 1999 by getting a late escape to beat XXX, 8-7 at 145 pounds. Ho will wrestle Sammy Sasso of Nazareth in the finals.

The 3A finals get underway at 7 p.m.

McGonigal and Ho make it three District 9 wrestlers to earn spots in the finals joining Port Allegany’s Jake Kallenborn, who earned a berth Friday night in Saturday’s 2A finals.