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Wrestling

Bellwood-Antis hires new wrestling coach

By Walt Frank wfrank@altoonamirror.com BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members named a new varsity wrestling coach Tuesday night and created a new position to oversee the wrestling program. Kyle Fink, a 2012 Bellwood-Antis graduate who coached in the junior high program last ...

Tyrone plans wrestling reunion

Bob Bubb and Pete Dutrow served as Tyrone Area High School’s head wrestling coaches during separate tenures from 1959 through 1979, and both men believed that it was important for the wrestlers, coaches, cheerleaders, managers, fans and their associated family members and friends from that ...

Now is the Wright time for Tyrone coach

When the Tyrone head wrestling positioned opened up five years ago, Quentin Wright thought about applying for the job. But in the end, the Bald Eagle Area and Penn State great decided not to. Terry Tate ended up getting the job. “I love coaching kids,” he said, “but it just wasn’t ...

B-A wrestling coach says it’s time to retire

Tim Andrekovich had been a long-time assistant coach within the Bellwood-Antis wrestling program before being named Ron Wilson’s successor four years ago at the high school level. Andrekovich, who turns 57 in the fall, turned in his letter of resignation to the school board right before ...

2021 Mirror wrestling all-stars

Wrestlers and coaches in the Altoona Mirror coverage area were certainly presented with challenges during a delayed 2020-2021 regular season and an extended postseason. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were told to wrestle with masks and maintain social distancing off the mat. They had ...

McMillen’s patience, skill pays off

Brock McMillen got one of the latest starts to the wrestling season in the state because Glendale was in remote learning until late January. McMillen, who had won two PIAA Class 2A state titles and wrestled in three state finals, finally wrestled his first bout on Feb. 3 against West ...