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Erie Times-News Breakout Wrestler of the Week: Sam Breese, Lakeview

Sam Breese

Lakeview wrestler Sam Breese came up with a big performance when he needed it the most. The junior won the 285-pound class at the Class AA northwest regional in Sharon to earn a spot in the PIAA championship tournament in Hershey. Breese picked up an impressive pin of Union City’s Jeff Burger in 1 minute, 49 seconds to win a loaded bracket.

He continued his dominance this weekend at the PIAA meet, winning three straight matches to earn a spot in today’s Class AA title match. He earned a trip to the finals by pinning Bethlehem Catholic’s Andrew Dunn 4 minutes, 34 seconds. He will face Port Allegany’s Nicholas Budd (36-1) in the finals.

Poll results:

Who is the Breakout Wrestler of the Week?

  • Sam Breese, Lakeview (27%, 139 Votes)
  • Ryan Morris, Corry (19%, 97 Votes)
  • Cam Cyphert, Cochranton (15%, 77 Votes)
  • Jake Gromacki, Cathedral Prep (12%, 61 Votes)
  • Tyree Spearman, McDowell (11%, 55 Votes)
  • Tim Vargo, Union City (6%, 30 Votes)
  • Tyler Vath, Saegertown (5%, 28 Votes)
  • Austin Matthews, Reynolds (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Jarray Norris, Sharon (2%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 520

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Posted in: Breakout Wrestling, District 10, Wrestling

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