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Spring Grove's Dalton Rohrbaugh 3rd at national event

STAFF REPORT
  • Rohrbaugh finished third in the NHSCA National Tournament in the 106-pound sophomore weight class.
  • The result was Rohrbaugh's second bronze medal finish after taking third at PIAA AAA state tournament.
  • He finished 7-1 on the weekend, including making it to the quarterfinal round of championship bracket.

Spring Grove sophomore Dalton Rohrbaugh capped off a strong wrestling season with another top result over the weekend.

Spring Grove's Dalton Rohrbaugh (top) won the 113-pound title at the King of the Mountain tournament over the weekend.

Taking part in the National High School Coaches Association National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Rohrbaugh finished with a bronze medal in the 106-pound sophomore division. Taking on Drew Bennett from Iowa, Rohrbaugh needed overtime to earn the victory. He recorded a takedown in the OT and then scored a near fall, giving himself the 9-5 victory.

It was the first tournament that Rohrbaugh has competed in since he captured third place at 106 pounds in the PIAA Class AAA state wrestling tournament a few weeks ago.

Rohrbaugh made it all the way to the quarterfinal round of the championship bracket before losing to Texas' Isaiah Delgado, who wound up as the tournament runner-up. That loss sent Rohrbaugh to the consolation bracket. Once there, he won three consecutive bouts to secure a spot in the third-place match, which he went on to win.

Overall, Rohrbaugh went 7-1 in the three-day event, including one pin, one technical fall and one major decision victory along the way.

The seven wins in the tournament gave Rohrbaugh 50 for the year. The 43-2 mark he accumulated during the school season already set a school record for most wins by a sophomore. His state bronze medal was also a best-ever achievement for a Spring Grove sophomore.