Trinity wrestling finishes on top


Photo courtesy of Blake Reihner

The boys’ wrestlers capture a team picture after defeating Grove City High School.

The boys’ varsity wrestling team continue on through a successful season of six wins of their nine total matches so far. Their biggest rivals are Waynesburg High School, Canon McMillan High School and West Allegheny High School. 

One of the boys’ greatest accomplishments this season was beating the #2 ranked in their conference, Latrobe High school. The match was a great team effort, and they won 45-24.  One of the biggest matches was Jackson Bruckner scoring a pin. It was unexpected and gave the team a lot of momentum going forward. They also had pins by TJ Allison, Jackson Bruckner, Robbie Allsion, Bodie Morgan, Nick Fedorcheck and Blake Reihner. Ty Banco beat the #3 heavyweight in the WPIAL and Mickey Horne won by forfeit.  

Junior Fedorchak says, “Champions are made when nobody is watching.”

The seniors include Ty Banco and Mason Kraeer and the captains are Banco, Kraeer and Juniors Morgan and Reihner. 

Captain Reihner talks about the team’s practice schedule and workouts, “We practice everyday except on Sundays and match days. We work on agilities, drill wrestling techniques and wrestle live. We also do conditioning and strength training.”

The head coach is Mr. Tarquinio, middle school social studies teacher, and the assistant coaches are Mr. Reihner, Mr. Migyanko, Coach Buxton and Coach Bowman. 

Freshman Luke Poland says, “My biggest inspiration on the team is Robbie Allison.”

Banco, Reihner and Morgan have all been recruited to wrestle at the collegiate level but remain undecided.

The team began their journey to WPIALs on February 25, at South Fayette High School. The following wrestlers attended WPIALs: Nick Fedorchak, 189 lbs; Frank Fedorchak, 113 lbs; Reihner, 139 lbs; Morgan, 172 lbs; Dom Canali, 121 lbs; Allison, 127 lbs; Poland, 133 lbs; Bruckner, 145 lbs; Kraeer, 215 lbs and Banco, who is wrestling heavyweight. The top four qualifiers will be going to states.