Spearman out of tournament

This report from Mike Copper of GoErie.com:

McDowell junior Steve Spearman, a two-time district champion and the 2010 PIAA titlist at 130 pounds, won't add to those categories after he failed to make weight during the morning weigh-in at Central Tech's Al Calabrese Gymnasium

Spearman was the meet's top seed at 130, even though he wrestled most of the Trojans' regular season at 135 according to nwcaonline.com statistics.

He wasn't in attendance for the afternoon's championship matches, where Shawn Spearman emerged as the 125 champion.

"He's very depressed right now," the Trojans' freshman said of his older brother. "He's very mad about it."

According to Shawn Spearman, Steve originally planned to enter the individual postseason at 135.

However, he changed his mind so that McDowell senior Dylan Matz could compete at that weight.

"Steve tried to keep (his) weight at 130, but he couldn't make it," Shawn said.

Steve Spearman's 18-2 technical fall of General McLane's Jared Hurta in Friday's quarterfinals turned out to be his last match of a 27-6 season. His stunning departure left a canyon-like opportunity for 130's remaining semifinalists.


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