Delaware Valley 126 pound wrestler CJ Palmer has won both of his consolation matches and is still alive in the PIAA Wrestling Championships. After losing his opening round match, Palmer has posted victories over Tyler Clapp 0f Strath Haven (maj. dec. 11-0) and Dustin Rook of Big Spring (dec. 6-2). With one more victory, Palmer will be guaranteed a top-6 placing. His next match will take place on Saturday morning where he will take on Josh DiSanto (34-2) of Pennsbury.
Delaware Valley’s two other participants in the tournament, Marc Wagner and Martin Strenk, have both been eliminated. Wagner, a 170 pound senior, dropped two straight matched after an opening round victory. His tournament began with a 9-4 victory over Chris Kurkian of Marple Newton in the opening round. Wagner was then defeated by Zach Towers of Meadville by a 9-0 score in the quarters before being eliminated by Geno Morelli of DuBois in the consies via a 2-1 UTB decision. Strenk also won his opening match defeating Danny Hockensmith of Big Spring 3-1. The 182 pound junior was then pinned in the quarterfinal round in 3:16 by Kiski Area’s Matt McCutcheon (37-1) before losing his wrestle-back match by a 5-1 margin to Tyler Greene of Easton.