Quakers grapplers aiming to compete
December 05, 2018


The Orchard Park wrestling team is deep and young. The Quakers have a group that is 38 deep, but only three of those are seniors and nearly 30 of them are either freshmen or sophomores.

The seniors and underclassmen alike were impressive in the team's opening competition of the season in the Southtowns Duals at St. Francis this weekend. They went 7-1 overall and took second place out of 10 teams.

Four Orchard Park wrestlers made the All-Tournament team. Junior Mike Pataky was 8-0 on the day in the 195-pound weight class, while Blake Harlock (senior, 182 pounds), Caleb Potter (junior - 126 pounds) and Matt Wagner (junior - 220 pounds) each went 7-1 in their matches. Pataky, Harlock and Potter are all back after placing at Section VI Championships last year.