by Jamie Harris
This past Saturday, February 4, at East Hardy High School the Potomac V alley Conference Wrestling Championships were held. Berkeley Springs, East Hardy, Frankfort, Hampshire, Keyser, Moorefield and Petersburg were set to battle it out to crown the 2023 individual and team champions. This year’ s event was a round robin for each weight class except 138 (had seven wrestlers) and the Indians were ready to battle.
Berkeley Springs captured six individual wrestling championships and had 13 of 14 wrestlers place in the top three of their respective weight classes to pave the way to their fourth straight PVC team title.
The Indians were led by their two senior wrestlers Isaac Harris (150) and Gabe Clark (175) who dominated their weight classes en route to their fourth straight PVC title each.
Harris started his run to a fourth title with a 15-0 tech fall win over Hampshire’ s Levi Richman. In his second match Harris pinned Moore- field’s Dylan Colasessano in 37 second. In his third match Harris pinned Keyser’ s Daniel Shoemaker in 1:50. In the final match of the day Harris picked up a dominating 19-2 tech fall win over East Hardy’ s Tyler Tarallo. Harris (35-6) was named one of the two PVC Most Out- standing Wrestlers.
Not to be outdone Clark was a pin machine for the Tribe. In his first match Clark pinned Eli Mathias (East Hardy) in 37 seconds. In his second match Clark pinned Sterling Friend (Frankfort) in 36 seconds. In his third match Clark pinned Waylon Paugh (Keyser) in 1:00. In his final match of the day Clark pinned Jonathan Moreland (Hampshire) in 1:01.
Berkeley Springs had four other wrestlers earn PVC Championships. Jacob Mor
gan (120), Kollin Sullivan (157), Evan Zombro (165) and Brady Wilt (215).
Morgan won his first PVC title with pins over Landon Hess (East Hardy) in 2:20 and over Gavin Corwell (Frankfort) in 1:58.
Sullivan won his first PVC title at the 157 lb. weight class. Sullivan picked up a 12-4 major decision over Theodore Gallahan (Moorefield). In his second match Sullivan pinned Hampshire’s Landon Cross in 26 seconds. In his final match Sullivan won 15-0 tech fall over Keyser’s Landon Rhodes.
Zombro won his second PVC title with a pin over Jesse Saldierna (Hampshire) in 25 seconds. In his second match Zombro pinned Jonah Funkhouser (East Hardy) in 10 seconds. In his third match Zombro pinned Dalton Alt (Moorefield) in 12 seconds. In the final match of the day Zombro picked up a 1-0 decision over Keyser’s Logan Rotruck.
Brady Wilt won his first PVC title starting with an 18- 2 tech fall win over Malacia Goodwater (Hampshire). In his second match Wilt pinned James Shipe (East Hardy) in 48 seconds. In this third match Wilt pinned Earl Wyman (Moorefield) in 51 seconds. In his final match of the day, Wilt won by a 7-0 decision over Keyser’s Jake Anderson.
Finishing second for the Indians were Eligah Parsell (106), Daniel Clark (113), and Krystian Norris (190). Finishing in third place for the Indians were Ayden Laird (126), Aiden Cain (138), Chase Stotler (144), and DeMario Cook (285).