Rams roll at Bethlehem Holiday Classic

Spring-Ford wrestlers capture third place at the tournament.

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Junior Joey Milano (right) captured first place at the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic over winter break. Milano was one of three wrestlers to win silver medals at the PIAA Class AAA South East Regional Tournament on Saturday. Five Rams wrestlers earned trips to states.

Staff Report

The Rams finished in third place at the prestigious Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic the last weekend in December. Spring-Ford finished with 148 team points, trailing only winner Nazareth and runner-up Northampton in the team standings.

“All of the Spring-Ford wrestlers did an excellent job,” head coach Tim Seislove said. “Brackets were 28-to-30 participants deep.”

Juniors Joey Milano (182) and Jack McGill (152) paced the Rams with first-place finishes at the tournament. Zach Needles (138) showed tremendous resilience, shaking off a first-round loss at the tourney with a third-place finish. Needles defeated Saucon Valley’s Jacob Jones, who he lost to in the first round, by virtue of an 8-2 decision in the third-place match.

Quinn Tobin (132) earned a fifth-place medal, Alex Johns (145) captured sixth, Sean Brogan (heavyweight) earned seventh, and Xavier Cushman (160) earned eighth place.