Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ligonier Valley's Josh Patrick headed to the Big Ten

It's been tough to find time to blog so far this wrestling season, but here's a story I did on Ligonier Valley's Josh Patrick signing with Rutgers for The Tribune-Democrat.
From what I know of him, Patrick seems like a great kid, and it's exciting to know that Rutgers will be moving to the Big Ten, which means he'll have the opportunity to face the nation's best competition.
Another local graduate, Westmont Hilltop's Josh Polacek, will also be moving to the Big Ten. Polacek is a redshirt freshman at Maryland, which announced Monday that it will join the Big Ten in July 2014.
North Star graduate Nick Roberts is a freshman at Ohio State and Forest Hills senior Cody Law has committed to Penn State.
So, if all goes as planned, we'll have four wrestlers from the Johnstown area in the nation's toughest conference in four years. That's pretty impressive.
On a side note, I have been trying to track down all of the local D1 wrestlers from our area and hope to have that posted within the next couple of days.
After that, I'll start looking ahead to the high school season.

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