by Laura Monico, social media editor
Two Panthers headed to Hershey this morning, March 7, to compete at the 2018 PIAA State Wrestling Championships. Grapplers Cody Mulligan and Kenny Kiser will each look to earn a spot on the podium.
Mulligan is a returning 2017 State Champion, and he is hoping to earn his second title this weekend at the 182 lbs. weight class. “My goal is to wrestle my best and hopefully earn my second state title,” he said. Mulligan has had a very successful high school career thus far and will continue his career at Edinboro University. He has many emotions heading into the final tournament of his high school career. “I have some mixed feelings about this being my last tournament, but I’m ready for the future,” Mulligan said.
Kiser, a sophomore who wrestles at 126 lbs., is also excited for the big weekend ahead. He said, “I’m excited to see how far my hard work will get me.” Although Kiser qualified for the 2017 Championships, he fell short of earning a medal. This year he has higher hopes. “My goal is to medal in the top four of my weight class.”
Mulligan and Kiser will begin their journey on Thurs. March 8 at 9 a.m.. Depending on the wrestlers’ performance, the medal round will be held on Sat. March 10 at 7 p.m..
For updates, follow The Panther Press on twitter @PantherPressSHS. Sports editor Braeden Kantz will be tweeting live throughout the tournament.