Kibe, Allison and Davis lead All-Stars
Huskies have five Mid-Penn All-Stars
LEWISTOWN — Five Mifflin County grapplers were selected to the Mid-Penn Commonwealth wrestling All-Star team for the recently concluded winter season.
Sophomore Nic Allison (106), junior Trey Kibe (170) and senior Blaine Davis (285) made the first team, while senior Derek Burk (120) and junior Brycen Hassinger (182) earned second-team honors.
“I’m very proud of the wrestlers who earned all-star status. The Mid-Penn Commonwealth is a very strong division with so many good teams and individual wrestlers within that one division,” Mifflin County wrestling coach Kirby Martin said.
Allison got on the podium two weeks ago with an eighth-place finish at states. The two-time District 6 Class 3A champion finished the year 34-6 with 19 falls with a career record of 69-11.
“Nic is always determined to get a big win for the team in each dual meet. He reached the medal stand this season and still has two more years to improve on that,” Martin said.
Kibe earned his second PIAA medal with a fourth-place finish after capturing the 160-pound championship in 2019. The Husky junior is a three-time PIAA qualifier, a three-time district champion and a two-time Northwest Regional winner.
Kibe was 38-4 with 20 falls this season. Both the wins and falls were team highs. He will enter the 2020-21 season with a career mark of 117-13.
“Trey is confident in dual meets. He was constantly looking for the pin to help our team score. He wrestles with confidence and determination,” Martin said.
Davis earned his second trip to the Giant Center with a 34-9 record with 17 pins. The Husky senior won his first district title back in February. He ended his two-year varsity career with a 62-20 mark.
“Blaine had a distinct style of heavyweight wrestling that worked for him. It was great to have a closer like Blaine at heavyweight for our team,” Martin said.
Burk, a PIAA qualifier in 2018, went 21-11 on the season advancing to the Northwest regionals for the fourth time. He ends his Husky career as a four-year starter with an 82-63 record.
“Derek was smooth in his wrestling. He was a consistent competitor for us the last four years,” Martin said.
Hassinger advanced to regionals for the second-straight season and ended the year with a 27-10 record with 16 falls. The Husky junior has a 67-41 career mark. Hassinger was a Mid-Penn Al-Star in football this past season.
“Brycen is unflappable in competition. He had several big wins in our Mid-Penn matches,” Martin said.
Mifflin County finished the season 15-2 overall and 5-1 in the Commonwealth, good enough for second place behind Central Dauphin.
“For us to have five all-stars is a reflection of how hard our wrestlers worked doing the season. They are very deserving of representing our team among the other Mid-Penn all-stars,” Martin said.