ALLPORT — Ridgway’s Bryce Barclay led the way for the Ridgway Elkers wrestling team to a seventh place finish with 101.5 points, which tied with Greater Latrobe at the Ultimate Warrior Tournament at West Branch High School over the weekend.
Barclay, who was the third seed in the 132-pound bracket, finished in second place and went 3-1 in the tournament.
The senior started his tournament by beating three District 9 foes to make it to the finals. Barclay pinned Brockway’s Noah Bash in 3:27 before beating Johnsonburg’s Devin Norlin, 2-1, in the quarterfinals. He also decisioned Bradford’s Tyler Thompson, 3-1, in the semifinals before falling 3-1 to St. Joseph’s Academy’s Jacob Powers, 3-1, in the championship.
The Elkers also got a pair of third places finishes from Lukas McClain (138) and Logen McClain (145).
Lukas McClain, the third seed at 138, picked up a bye in the first round before beating Lake Lehman’s Hunter Burke by major decision, 14-4, in the quarterfinals.
After falling in the semis, McClain picked up a 9-7 win over Juniata’s Tyler Feltman, and beat Marion Center’s Charlie Beatty, 8-4, in the third place match.
Logen McClain, a No. 2 seed, picked up a fall and a major decision in his first two matches before falling in the semifinals. He then beat St. Joseph’s Evan Courts, 3-1, in the consolation semis before pinning Hickory’s Cole Ruffo in 4:15 in the third place bout.
The only other Elker to place in the tournament was Kyle Bush at 120 pounds.
Bush had a first round bye before falling into the consolation bracket after a quarterfinal loss. He then beat West Branch’s Tyler Denochick before falling in the next round. He finished his tournament with a 5-0 win over Mifflin County’s Derek Burk.
Also competing in the tournament for Ridgway were Gary Emerick (113), Luke Tomaski (126), Jacob Wickett (152), Damon Kelley (170), Robert Briggs (182), Maximus Ehrensberger (195), Hunter Kos (220), and Jake Kunselman (285).
Bald Eagle Area won the team championship with 167.5 points, while Mifflin County was second and St. Joseph’s was third.
Ridgway is back in action on Tuesday as they host Smethport.