Aaron Seidel wins District 3 Gold

PIAA District 3, Class 2A Wrestling:

Sooner or later, Aaron Seidel is bound to meet his match. But at this point, it looks like it’s going to be later rather than sooner.

And it certainly wasn’t Saturday, as the Northern Lebanon freshman continued a dominant postseason showing by capturing the 106-pound title at the PIAA 2A SE Regional at Bethlehem Freedom High School.

Seidel (45-1) and Notre Dame-Green Pond’s Ayden Smith went at it big time.

Seidel’s sudden takedown, with two ticks on the second-period clock, was the difference in a 4-2 victory.

In addition to Northern Lebanon’s Aaron Seidel and Lancaster Catholic’s Eric Howe and Caden Droege move on. Seidel winning at 106, Howe, at 120, and Droege, at 160, each placed third.

One additional wrestler, Columbia’s James Brady, put himself in position for a states berth as an alternate with a seventh-place finish.

Seidel (45-1) and Notre Dame-Green Pond’s Ayden Smith had been stalking each other from a distance for weeks. Saturday night the stalking got up close and personal.

Video highlight above is from L-L League Championships.

This video above is from July 2021.