The Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion announces Kiski Area’s Bill Emerick as the Army STRONG Wrestler and the Greater Latrobe’s Marc Billett as the Army STRONG Wrestling Coach for Pennsylvania for Week Four of the 10-week campaign.
Emerick’s pin clinched Kisti Area’s 35-33 win over Franklin Regional. Emerick, wrestling at 189, pinned Franklin Regional’s Shawn McDonald in 1:13 for the victory as Kiski Area rallied from a 13-point deficit for the win. As a weekly winner, Emerick is now a finalist for the Army STRONG Wrestler of the Year for Pennsylvania.
Billet led Latrobe to the team-title at the 58th Annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association Tournament without winning a single weight-class title. Latrobe recorded 11 place-winners to edge Hempfield, 177.5-174.5, for Latrobe’s first WCCA Title in 31 years. As a Weekly winner, Billett is a finalist for the U.S. Army Coach of the Year in Pennsylvania.
During the season, the battalion and “The Sports Flash” Radio Network will accept nominations for the Army STRONG Wrestler and Wrestling Coach of the Week from recruiters, battalion staff, fans, media, wrestling coaches and athletic directors.
Each Monday during the wrestling season, TSF Radio Network will announce the nominees for the Army STRONG Wrestler/Wresting Coach of the Week online at http://www.TheSportsFlash.com. Voting for the weekly winner will continue until 9 p.m. EST on Thursday. The weekly winner will be announced on Friday. Each weekly winner will be a finalist for the Army STRONG Wrestler of the Year.
This campaign is part of the battalion’s 2010/11 Army STRONG Tour, which also includes the Pennsylvania Passing League, and Army Iron Man and Army Coach of the Year campaigns.