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Erie Times-News Breakout Wrestler of the Week: Matt Wheeler, Northwestern

Matt Wheeler

Wheeler takes a 29-9 record into the Northwest Region Class AA tournament Friday at Sharon High School. The sophomore qualified as District 10’s fifth seed in the 120-pound division.

Wheeler attained that seed with a 4-1 decision over Fort LeBoeuf’s Adam Borgia in the district’s fifth-place final. It also avenged his 3-1 loss to Borgia in the 120 quarterfinals.

Kane sophomore Jon Gelsick (22-13) will be Wheeler’s first-round opponent when the region meet starts Friday at 5:15 p.m.

Poll results:

Who is the Breakout Wrestler of the Week?

  • Matt Wheeler, Northwestern (43%, 363 Votes)
  • Trevor McCray, Girard (20%, 173 Votes)
  • Cameron Cyphert, Cochranton (7%, 59 Votes)
  • Tyler Vath, Saegertown (7%, 57 Votes)
  • Shawn Reynolds, Cambridge Springs (5%, 46 Votes)
  • Wes Phipps, Grove City (4%, 36 Votes)
  • Jeff Burger, Union City (4%, 36 Votes)
  • Cody Copeland, Greenville (4%, 32 Votes)
  • Dylan D'Urso, Reynolds (2%, 21 Votes)
  • Jarray Norris, Sharon (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Aaron Roberts, Jamestown (2%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 851

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