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Kibe verbally commits to wrestle at Penn State

LEWISTOWN–Mifflin County wrestling fans won’t have to travel very far to see defending state champion Trey Kibe wrestle at the next level as the junior announced on Instagram Sunday that he has verbally committed to Penn State University to continue his wrestling career.

Kibe, the top ranked wrestler at 170 pounds according to PA Power Wrestling, has compiled a 30-2 record this season and will look to win his third consecutive District 6 Class 3A championship this weekend in Altoona. Kibe’s career record stands at 109-11.

“I chose Penn State because of the tradition they have of great wrestling,” Kibe said. “Also because of the resources they have for me to reach my greatest potential. They have some of the best coaches, and athletes in the world to learn from.”

Kibe had also considered Virginia Tech, NC State, Stanford and Lehigh.

Mifflin County coach Kirby Martin is proud of Kibe’s decision and is excited to see him at the next level following his senior season.

“As a program, staff and community, we are proud of Trey and his decision to further his academic and wrestling career at PSU,” Martin said. “I can’t wait to see him at PSU with their staff and how [Cael] Sanderson develops his athletes.”

Kibe’s decision to verbal before the 2019-20 postseason felt like the right time and allows the junior to focus on the remainder of the 2019-20 season as well as his senior year.

“I felt like the timing was right,” he said. “Then I could just focus on the postseason.”

Mifflin County heads to the District 6 Class 3A championships this weekend in Altoona.

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