BLOG: York County wrestlers excel on NCAA stage
By now, most already know of Jordan Conaway's accomplishments on the mat for Penn State.
The New Oxford High School graduate and Nittany Lions senior earned All-America honors when he placed sixth at 133 pounds during the NCAA Division I Championships earlier this month in New York.
He ends his Penn State career having twice earned All-America honors. Conaway finished this year at 30-7 and closed his career with a 91-32 mark.
However, Conaway wasn't the only wrestler with area ties to have a shot at All-America status at collegiate wrestling's highest level.
Phil Sprenkle, a Dallastown graduate and redshirt senior at Lock Haven, sported a 2-2 record in the 197-pound division at the NCAA Division I championships, falling one win shy of All-America status. He finished his year at 20-9 and his career ends with a 74-46 record.
Brooks Black, a heavyweight at the University of Illinois, was also one win shy of an All-America nod. Black was a standout wrestler in the Dover school district before transferring to New Jersey wrestling powerhouse Blair Academy to complete his high school career.
Black finished fifth at the Big Ten championships with a 4-2 record before going 2-2 at the NCAA Division I championships.