Border takes sixth place at NE Regional
Two Parkland wrestlers competed in last weekend’s PIAA Class 3A Northeast Regional Championships.
Seniors Cory Border and Kale Cummings both reached regionals after fifth-place finishes at districts a week before.
Border faced District 2’s second-place finisher in the first round, senior Shawn Henninger (30-8) of Dallas. Henninger earned a 3-1 sudden victory win then went on to wrestle in the 285-pound title bout where he lost by a tiebreaker.
Border bounced back in the consolation bracket. He beat Belmont Charters’ Daeshawn Ford (District 2 second place) by fall in his first consolation bout then pinned RJ Knott (Abington Heights) in the second round of consolations.
Needing a win to reach a place match, Border beat Nanticoke’s Shane Repasky (District 2 champ) 5-3 (TB2). After losing a consolation semifinal bout to by 2-1 sudden victory to Liberty’s Jaden Freeman, the District 11 champ, Broder dropped his fifth-place match by decision over Northampton’s Hunter Werkheiser, the District 11 runner-up.
Cummings lost his opening bout to Martin Luther King’s Jonathan Rogge, the District 12 runner-up, by a 12-7 decision. Cummings then suffered an 8-7 setback in his first consolation match.