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Schuylkill Valley, Wilson wrestlers earn top seeds at BCIAA Tournament

Published On: Jan 24 2013 09:45:02 PM CST

Schuylkill Valley and Wilson won their respective divisions within Berks County. The Panthers and Bulldogs received a bye into the semi-finals of the BCIAA Team Tournament on Saturday as a result.

BERKS COUNTY, Pa. -

The top wrestling teams from around Berks County will meet at Wyomissing on Saturday for the BCIAA Team Wrestling Championships.

Division II champion Schuylkill Valley earned a bye into the semi-finals after another outstanding season.

The Panthers didn't just win within Berks County. The team won a national tournament down in Florida, marking a turning point in the season.

The Panthers say the experience in Florida not only improved their wrestling skills, but brought them together as a team.

The other top seed in the tournament is Wilson West Lawn, the defending county champions.

The Bulldogs went undefeated through Berks I en route to another division title this season.

Even with the success over the past few years, Wilson hasn't changed their attitude every time they hit the mats.

The rest of the field includes Brandywine Heights, Exeter, Governor Mifflin and Hamburg.

In Saturday's quarterfinals, Governor Mifflin will face Brandywine while Exeter will take on Hamburg. Both duals begin at noon.

The semi-finals will start 2:00 Saturday with the finals scheduled for a 6:00 start.