HERSHEY – Sean Owen has reached the PIAA Wrestling AAA state semifinals with an 11-5 win over Tyler Swartz.
Owen\’s win was his 39th of the season, breaking the record of 38 shared by Brad Pataky and Matt Kyler.
Owen will go for his 40th win, and a finals berth, Saturday morning against Danny Estricher of Mechanicsburg. Estricher has a record of 35-4 but lost earlier this season to Swartz.
The other semifinal match at 285 lbs. features two undefeated wrestlers, Evan Craig and Dan Nickoli. Nickoli handed Owen his only loss on the season, a 4-3 decision at the season opening Top Hat Tournament.
Owen has assured himself at least a 6th place finish.