Orchard Park wrestling team finishes season at sectionals
February 16, 2017


The Orchard Park wrestling team closed out its 2016-17 season at the Section VI State Qualifier Meet this weekend. The team qualified six guys for the meet, but only brought five due to an injury.

The Quakers placed two guys – sophomore Blake Harlock at 160 pounds and junior Mike Koziol at 170 pounds. Harlock got a bye in the first round, but lost to Derek Wojciechowski of Frontier in the second round. He wrestled back to get to the fifth-place match but lost to John Milks of Kenmore West, finishing sixth. Koziol also got a bye in the first round and won his second-round match to get to the semifinals. He lost via pin fall there, but won a consolation match by decision to get to the third-place match. He’d lose there, placing fourth.

It was the first time either guy qualified for sectionals, and both have the opportunity to repeat the feat next season.