Trampe sets record as CR South dominates District 1-AAA East tournament

NEWTOWN >> First he set a record.

Then, he was part of an incredible team effort that saw his team pile up over 200 points in breezing to the PIAA District One East Class AAA team championship.

Just another day in the talented life of Council Rock South senior Zack Trampe, who breezed to the 132-pound individual championship, while he and his Golden Hawks teammates landed the team crown.

“I really haven’t been paying too much attention to who I’ve been wrestling lately,” said Trampe, whose 157th, 158th and 159th victories put him all alone atop the list for all-time victories among wrestlers in the Lower Bucks County area. “The record was something I was looking forward to, it’s a large milestone in my career.”

That victory, in the quarterfinals, pushed him past the late Oliver Hertzel and Jamie Callender for the most wins in the Lower Bucks wrestling area.

More importantly, the Golden Hawks advanced 11 wrestlers to next weekend’s Southeast Regional.

“Our goal was to advance all 14 of our guys,” Trampe said. “so that’s a little disappointing.”

Trampe said his health is much improved over last year, when an illness hampered his run at state success.

“I have a little bit of a bum knee, but I think I’m much better off than I was a year ago.”

North Penn heavyweight Ryan Cody earned his first district title, by using a takedown early in overtime to subdue Kyle Osterhoudt of Neshaminy, 3-1.

“I knew I had to strike early in overtime, because he had scored first, so he would have had choice (of starting position) in the later overtime periods,” Cody said shortly after the win. “I definitely wanted to get first place here.

“I want to get to states, and this was the first step today.”

Pennridge’s Matt Parker won the 120-pound weight class relatively easily, besting rival Aidan Burke of Council Rock North along the way.

The Rams senior knows he has a likely date against Northampton sophomore Julian Chlebove in the 120-pound state final, the same Chlebove who bested him in last year’s 113-pound state finale.

So Parker has spared no effort in his attempts to get back into the final night of the season spotlight.

“I’m working hard every day,” Parker said. “I’m working as hard as I possibly can.

“This is what I’ve been waiting for all year.”

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