Greencastle-Antrim's Carbaugh just short of a state wrestling berth

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Greencastle-Antrim junior Cody Carbaugh battles South Western’s Logan Feeser in the district quarterfinals Friday at Hersheypark Arena. Carbaugh dropped the match, but came back to capture fourth place in the 106 pound weight class. It was one place short of qualifying for the state tournament.

Every Pennsylvania wrestler dreams of a berth into the state championships in Hershey. Greencastle-Antrim Cody Carbaugh came oh so close to that last week, finishing one place short in districts.

Carbaugh finished fourth in the 106 pound weight class at the District 3-AAA Championships which serve as the south-central region. The top three in each weight class advance to states.

The opening round saw Carbaugh secure a 6-4 decision before the luck of the draw struck. Carbaugh drew Logan Feeser of South Western in his quarterfinal bout. Feeser, who went on to win the district title, delivered a 13-2 win over the Blue Devil.

Carbaugh fought back solidly with three straight wins in the consolation bracket to reach the definitive third-place match. The Blue Devil used two decisions (5-1 and 5-2) and a 16-1 technical fall to advance to the consolation final.

That all-important bout was with another wrestler who had been knocked to the consolations by Feeser. Nick Shields of Dallastown got the lead on the strength of a takedown in each of the first two periods. Carbaugh got his chance in the third period with a takedown of his own that nearly went to a nearfall. It wasn’t to be however as Carbaugh fell short in a 5-3 final.

Despite being denied the state tournament berth, Carbaugh went 4-2 in the postseason tournament and finishes his junior campaign with a 30-3 record.

Greencastle-Antrim junior Cody Carbaugh battles South Western’s Logan Feeser in the district quarterfinals Friday at Hersheypark Arena. Carbaugh dropped the match, but came back to capture fourth place in the 106 pound weight class. It was one place short of qualifying for the state tournament.