Eagles’ Blauser, Lobdell join history at first girls wrestling districts

SHARON — A pair of Youngsville girls wrestlers were part of history this past weekend, competing in the first ever District 10 Girls Wrestling Championships at Sharon Area High School.

Sarah Blauser and Shelby Lobdell competed at 118 and 124 pounds, respectively, for the Lady Eagles. Each wrestler earned at least one victory on the weekend and, despite failing to advance, returned home with impressive fourth-place finishes.

Blauser opened her weekend with a quick pin of Hickory’s Emma Steopfel in 37 seconds. In the semifinals, Blauser was pinned by eventual tournament champion Leah Sample of Saegertown.

Her season came to an end during the third-place bout where she was pinned, earning fourth-place in the tournament.

Youngsville’s Lobdell finished the weekend with a mark of 2-2. She pinned Commodore Perry’s Autumn Tingley in the opening round before dropping a 5-2 decision to Saegertown’s Elora Dillinger in the semifinals.

Dropping down to the consolation bracket, the Youngsville senior was a 5-0 decision winner over Hickory’s Marissa Tanner before finishing the event in fourth-place after a 6-2 decision loss to Sharpsville’s Katherine Hurley. 

“The girls wrestled extremely well considering they have been wrestling boys all season long,” said Youngsville coach David Myers. “It was refreshing to see them compete on a level playing field and compete well. Sarah is a first-year wrestler and Shelby a third-year wrestler and it was awesome to see them grow the way they have throughout the season and compete hard at this inaugural event.”


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