Sister, brother win prep wrestling titles at Pennsylvania section meet

Sister, brother win prep wrestling titles at Pennsylvania section meet
A sister and brother kicked the competition at a Pennsylvania high school wrestling tournament Saturday. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press)

WATERFORD, Pa. — The lady was a champ. So was her younger brother.

Andie Przybycien, a junior at Fort LeBoeuf High School in Waterford, Pennsylvania, won a gold medal in the 106-pound division during Saturday’s District 10 section 4-AA wrestling tournament among Erie County schools, the Erie Times-News reported. Her brother, Jojo Przybycien, a freshman, won gold in the 120-pound division.

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The siblings advanced to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s District 10 Class 2A tournament at Sharon on Friday, the newspaper reported. They were part of a squad that had seven champions and five other qualifiers for the meet.

This year’s PIAA meets have been streamlined, with girls and boys competing on one team in all weight classifications because of COVID-19 concerns, the Times-News reported.

“Just to wrestle on the same team has been so much fun,” said Andie Przybycien, who finished the regular season with a 7-3 record. “To win this tournament together is awesome. Obviously, this (short season) isn’t what we all wanted. But (Saturday’s results) proved we’ve made the best of it.”

Her brother agreed that having two champions from the same family was special, but they had not spoken about it leading up to Saturday’s tournament.

“But that had been in the back of my mind a lot,” Jojo Przybycien told the Times-News. “It was so dope we both won in the same tournament on the same day.”

Andie Przybycien, who won the 108-pound division of last season’s state girls’ tournament, pinned Seneca High School’s Tyler Randall in 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

Jojo Przybycien followed his sister onto the team’s mat minutes later and pinned Northwestern High School’s Kolton Sutter 75 seconds into the match. He went 9-4 during the regular season.

Andie Przybycien was one of three girls who competed in the tournament, and the first of two who advanced, the Times-News reported.

Elizabeth Adcock, a North East High school sophomore, will be the section’s second seed in the district’s 113-pound championship bracket, the newspaper reported.