District 1 High School Wrestling
Welcome to the District 1 website
This website is the home of PIAA District 1 wrestling. Click on the links above for tons of information regarding high school wrestling in the district. The site is constantly updated with the latest scores and results, statistics, news, and rankings. Plus check out the forum and join in the latest discussions!
It takes many people to help keep everything on this site updated and current. However, we are always looking for more people to help and contribute. If the information (schedule, roster, results, etc) for your team isn't up-to-date, then chances are we don't have someone from your program contributing information.
Anyone can signup to contribute...a coach, a parent, a fan...any adult. If your program doesn't have someone contributing, sign up is free and simple. Just click here to sign up for access to your program's section of the site.
District 1 Season Preview Show streaming LIVE on Tuesday
The season might have already started past weekend, but on Tuesday night (December 11th) we'll be LIVE streaming our 2nd annual District 1 Season Preview Show on our YouTube channel! Joe Youngblood and Glenn Kaiser will preview the new season from all angles (top teams, top freshmen, top returners, post-season talk, rankings, etc). We'll also have interviews from a bunch of coaches and wrestlers as well to get their perspectives on many items too. And we'll have a segment for you to send in your questions for Joe and Glenn via Twitter!
The live stream will start at approx.. 6:50 PM with the show starting at 7 PM. Click the link below to go directly to the live stream page, where you can set a reminder now. Hope you'll join us!
2018-19 Season Preview: Returning Wrestlers
We've compiled the list of all returning wrestlers who participated in the 2017-18 post-season. You can view the list (including post-season tournament placing and season record) by clicking the link below. A printable version is available too via a PDF.
Post-Season Changes Coming to D1 AAA in 2019
Now that the 2018 wrestling post-season in District 1 is in the rear-view mirror, time to start looking ahead. The 2019 post-season is going to look quite different. In the fall of 2017, District 1 approved a recommendation from the District 1 Wrestling Steering Committee to change the AAA post-season from three weekends to two. The move will create four AAA sections where each qualify four per weight to form a 16-man South East AAA Regional bracket. Click the link below for all the details including the sectional breakdown of teams.
Former D1 Wrestlers in College
Every year you can find many former District 1 wrestlers on rosters at every collegiate level. The 2018-19 season is no exception. We've compiled a list of all the former D1 wrestlers who are competing in college this season (only those on official school rosters are listed). Check out the link below!
2017-18 District 1 Wrestling All-Academic Team
Every year the District 1 Coaches Association honors the wrestlers who are successful on the mat AND in the classroom with the All-Academic Wrestling Team. This year's team has over 80 wrestlers on it! Click the links below to see this year's team as well as teams from recent seasons. Congratulations to all those honored!
2017-18 season recap; Stillings and Catka win state gold
The 2017-18 season is in the books. After 3+ months of excellent wrestling in and around District 1 this season, two wrestlers came home from Hershey with gold medals. Senior Joshua Stillings of Pennridge (182) and sophomore Hunter Catka of Sun Valley (220) climbed to the top of the podium with state gold medals. Overall 18 wrestlers from District 1 (all in AAA) earned state hardware, with 12 returning next year. Congrats to all the medalists and good luck to all those who will graduate in 2018!
Council Rock South and Faith Christian win Duals titles
For the fourth straight season, Council Rock South found themselves in the District 1 AAA Duals championship final. As the top seed they were favored in the final against third seed Spring-Ford but halfway through the final the Rams held a 17-15 lead. But the Golden Hawks flexed their muscle by winning six of the final seven bouts to claim their second consecutive title 46-20. In the third place match, #2 seed Downingtown West defeated #4 seed Boyertown 42-24. All four teams advanced to the PIAA Class AAA state duals. Boyertown dropped their pigtail match, while Downingtown West won theirs to advance to Hershey. The Whippets went 1-2 in Hershey. Spring-Ford won their opener but dropped their next two to go 1-2 as well. Council Rock South dropped their opener but came back to win two more before falling again.
In AA, Faith Christian won their first District championship by defeating Bishop McDevitt by a score of 50-19 in the District 1/12 AA final. The same two teams faced each other last year with the Lancers winning on Criteria but this year the Lions won on the strength of winning 10 bouts. Faith Christian headed to the state tournament for the first time in program history but went 0-2.
Congrats to Council Rock South and Faith Christian on their championships!
Returning this season: Match Videos
Two years ago, PA-Wrestling.com started a new service to record video of regular season dual meets within District 1. We hope this service will help enhance the fan experience as well as create additional exposure for District 1 wrestling around the state and beyond. It's back for season #3!
We plan to present a "Match of the Week" each week of the regular season. Some weeks might have a second match as well. All matches will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel the day after the match. Subscribe to our channel and enable notifications so you are notified as soon as we post any videos. When available, we hope to live stream some matches as well. Any matches that are live streamed will also be archived for later viewing.
District 1 Post-Season brackets back to 1974
During the summer of 2015 (after quite a lot of work), we have finally published a near-complete history of all District 1 post-season tournament results/brackets going back to 1974. There are a few tournaments that don't have complete results but the overwhelming majority of the section, district, and regional tournaments are complete. This project simply couldn't have been done without the work of Jack Holt, D1's wrestling historian! If you wrestled for a D1 team between 1974 and today...you HAVE to check it out.
Follow us on Twitter
PA-Wrestling.com is finally on Twitter... Follow @PA_wrestling as we'll be posting final scores from around District 1 as well as links to the boxscores as soon as they are available on the site. Most posts will have the #PAD1wrestle hashtag as well.
Top 25 District 1 wrestlers over the past 25 years
After the 2014 state tournament concluded, a panel of ten District 1 wrestling experts were asked to rank their top 25 D1 wrestlers over the past 25 years. Anyone who graduated from 1990 up to this year's senior class would be eligible for the list. We tallied all the votes to come up with our Top 25 list. Check out the link below for the list of contributors, wrestlers who received votes but not enough to crack the top 25, and the actual top 25 list.