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