OWA Has a Strong Showing at 2018 ICWL Championships
It was a successful trip to the 2018 ICWL Championships tournament at XL Sports Center on Sunday February 25th as Oxford finished 22nd out of 46 teams. Nineteen OWA wrestlers were entered in the event and 7 came away as place winners.
1st - Keigan Barnes
2nd - Jace McKinney
2nd - Ben Smith
3rd - Max Morrison
4th - Brady Watson
4th - James Delvescovo
4th - Jon Smith
Also entered in the event and contributing to the team's points were Blake Hostetter, Caleb Swain, Logan Spano, Dylan Heffner, Jared Schiable, Jordan Schiable, Jaxon McKinney, Jeremy McKinney, Max Delvescovo, Nathan Steinmetz, and Ryan Steinmetz.
OWA is very proud of our entire 2017-18 team and we look forward to all of you continuing your wrestling career next season!
Special Thanks to Coach Smith, Coach Watson, Coach McKinney and Coach Steinmetz for supporting our wrestlers/families throughout the entire tournament.
2018 ICWL Open Championship Results
OWA Wrestlers Battle Hard at Upper Perkiomen & Media King of Jungle Tournaments
OWA wrestlers began their drive into the postseason by competing hard at two Top 100 tournaments on February 17th and 18th.
Place winners at the Upper Perk Tournament on Saturday February 17th were Brady Watson (1st - Novice), Nathan Vance (3rd), Tyler Maiers (3rd), and Ryan Steinmetz (4th). Also wrestling hard at the event were Logan Spano and Nathan Steinmetz.
Place winners at the Media King of the Jungle Tournament on Sunday February 18th were Max Delvescovo (1st - Novice), Brady Watson (3rd), Ryan Maiers (4th), Ben Smith (4th), and James Delvescovo (4th). Also competing at the tournament were Sam Purnell, Armani Carrasco, Finn Hanna, and Shane Montgomery.
Junior High Wrestlers Headed to PJW States
OWA would like to congratulate Cannon Hershey, Jeremy McKinney, Ben Smith, Reiland Canaday, and Tyler Maiers for qualifying for the 2018 PJW Junior High State tournament. Also included in the picture is long-time former Oxford wrestler, Marek Seaman.
All six wrestlers thrilled the home Oxford Area High School gym as they battled through the very tough Area XI region to make it to states. Cannon, Marek, Tyler and Ben were all 2nd place winners. While Jeremy and Reiland won hard-fought 3rd place medals.
Good Luck at States on March 3rd & 4th in Johnstown, PA !
OWA Has a Great Showing at ICWL Bruiser Duals
After some great wrestling at our ICWL League match vs. West Chester, Haverford and Phoenixville on Saturday January 27th, the team was represented at the Bruiser All-Star Duals by Ben Smith and Jace McKinney on Sunday January 28th at Downingtown West High School.
Both young men wrestled well as Ben posted a 2-1 record in the Middle School division with his only loss by a close deficit of 2-0. Jace also had a solid effort in his first Bruiser Duals and finished with a respectable 1-2 record in the Elementary Division.
The highlight of the day was Jace, aka "The Big Cat", helping the Zone 3 team to a 1st place finish at the event.
OWA Wrestlers Bring Home Some Hardware at
Battle of the Bay Tournament
After some great wrestling at our ICWL League match vs. Octorara and Great Valley on Saturday January 20th, where OWA had a combined team record of 78-39, several wrestlers shined at the Battle of the Bay tournament in North East, MD on Sunday January 21st.
Place winners included: Brady Watson (1st - Novice), Sam Howell (1st), Jared Schiable (1st), Jace McKinney (1st), Jayden Cosenzo (2nd), James Delvescovo (2nd), Shane Montgomery (3rd), Jaxon McKinney (4th), and Nathan Vance (4th)
Also wrestling hard at the event was Jordan Schiable.