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Erie Times-News Breakout Wrestler of the Week: Keller Watkins, General McLane

Keller Watkins

Keller Watkins is only a sophomore but the General McLane standout is wrestling like a veteran this season.

After an impressive fourth-place finish at the prestigious Tool City Tournament, the 126-pound wrestler picked up two crucial wins in Region 4 duals.

He started off with 6-4 overtime win against Cathedral Prep. The Lancers were struggling at the time but Watkins’ thrilling win sparked McLane in a 54-12 win.

He then earned a 15-0 technical fall to help McLane rout Titusville 52-16.

Poll results:

Who is the Breakout Wrestler of the Week?

  • Keller Watkins, General McLane (30%, 352 Votes)
  • Jordan Bryan, North East (28%, 331 Votes)
  • Trevor Beiter, Seneca (11%, 128 Votes)
  • Eli Humes, Fort LeBoeuf (8%, 97 Votes)
  • Tim Suydan, Corry (7%, 83 Votes)
  • Andrew Welton, Central Tech (4%, 44 Votes)
  • Dakota Geer, Franklin (3%, 38 Votes)
  • Jeff Burger, Union City (3%, 31 Votes)
  • Jarray Norris, Sharon (2%, 27 Votes)
  • Sam Breese, Lakeview (2%, 21 Votes)
  • John Beach, Oil City (2%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,170

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