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NW’s Fugazzotto is 2A champion

BETHLEHEM - Northwestern’s Luke Fugazzotto added another accolade to an already impressive season Saturday.

The freshman was crowned the 160-pound champion in Class 2A at the District 11 wrestling tournament.

Fugazzotto, the top seed in the bracket, had three pins to reach the finals. He won the title via forfeit when Saucon Valley’s Jared Rohn was unable to compete due to an injury suffered in the semifinals.

Dalton Clymer also advanced to the finals at 172 pounds for the Tigers, falling to Notre Dame Green Pond’s Holden Garcia, who won his fourth district title.

A total of eight Times News area wrestlers advanced to next week’s Class 2A Southeast Regional tournament with top four finishes, including Northwestern’s Buck Miller, who was fourth at 189 pounds.

Lehighton also had three wrestlers move on, including Aidan Gruber who was third at 114 pounds, and Jacob Ferguson (152) and Reese Balk (285), who were both fourth.

Palmerton’s Daniel Lucykanish, who was seeded 17th, advanced to regionals with a third place finish at 152 pounds. Derek King also extended his season with a fourth place finish at 139 pounds.

Lehighton head coach Floyd Brown was also named the Class 2A Coach of the Year. The Indians, who won the team title at the Schuylkill League Tournament earlier this season, placed fifth in the team standings with 101.5 points and had six wrestlers place in the top six at districts, including Ethan Nothstein (107), who was fifth, and Blake Muffley (127) and Wyatt Sherer (215), who were both sixth.

Check out Monday’s Times News for more coverage of Saturday’s action.

Northwestern's Luke Fugazzotto captured the 160-pound title at the District 11 Class 2A tournament on Saturday. PATRICK MATSINKO/TIMES NEWS