Two Clarion Area Junior Wrestlers Win Area V Championships, Headed To State Tournament (03/21/17)

Clarion Area Junior Wrestlers, Owen Reinsel and Derek Smail won their divisions at the Area V Championships, held this past Saturday (March 18th) at Tippin Gymnasium.

(Photos provided by David Smail) Owen Reinsel – Area V Champion – 12U – 85 pounds

The pair will now move on to the PA Junior Wrestling State Tournament, which will be held this Friday and Saturday (March 24th and 25th) at the Mohegan Sun Arena, in Wilkes-Barre.

Owen, a seventh grader from Clarion-Limestone won the 12U 85 pound title. This marks the fifth time Owen has qualified for the State Tournament. Owen is the son of David and Trudy Reinsel of Frogtown.

Derek, a fourth grader from Clarion Area Elementary, won the 10U 150 pound championship.

This is the third time Derek has qualified for States, finishing third in 2016, in the 8U 110 pound division. Derek is the son of David and Jami Smail of Shippenville.

Derek Smail – Area V Champion – 10U – 150 pounds

(Congratulations to Owen and Derek. Have a great State Tournament!!!!)