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College Park Wrestlers at NCS

Wrestling All Stars

By Jim Keck


Two weeks ago at the North Coast Section Wrestling Championships, College Park had some groundbreaking individuals. The first feat was from the Karas triplets.  Seniors Daniel, Steven and Eric all placed in the medal rounds at the event.  This is the first time in NCS wrestling history to have triplet medalists.  Daniel placed 8th at 138 lbs., Steven placed 4th at 220 lbs., and Eric placed 6th at the HW (heavy weight) division. This was the first time for Daniel and Steven to medal, while brother Eric had placed 7th as a sophomore and 6th as a junior.  The brothers all started wrestling with the Pleasant Hill Wrestling Club, coached by former College Park Coach Cory Salmon. The boys loved the sport and practiced and competed year-round, including team trips to Idaho and camping at Yellowstone National Park.


Gus Petruske finished his career as a 4x NCS Medalist and 4X State Qualifier.  The only other wrestler in College Park history with this accomplishment was College Park Hall of Famer Casey Strand.  Gus finished his high school NCS wrestling career with a 2nd place finish as a freshman, 2nd place as a sophomore, and 2 championships as a junior and senior. Gus also started wresting with the Pleasant Hill Wrestling Club.  Also earning a medal for the first time this year was junior Falcon Andrew Hamant, who placed 8th at 160 lbs. Great job, boys!