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Wrestling: South Park soph tops familiar foe for WPIAL title

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ryan Riordan profiles South Park wrestler Greg Bulsak. Click here to read his story.

2014 0227 SouthPark Wrestling(Photo: South Park's Jake Wentzel, left, wrestles against Jefferson Morgan's Jason Miller during the 138-pound title match at the WPIAL championships. Wentzel won the match by pin at 3:23. Marilyn Schwilm/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

"Dallas Bulsak and Hunter Neely grew up as practice partners at Bentworth.

But when the two wrestled Saturday night at Chartiers Valley High School, the stakes were much higher.

Bulsak (24-4), a freshman who moved to South Park this year, defeated Neely, 7-0, in the WPIAL Class AA 106-pound championship.

"I used to practice with him, because that's where I went to school, but I never wrestled him in a match," Bulsak said. "I knew we were both going to be aggressive.""

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Wrestling: South Park trio primed for sectional wrestling tournament

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ken Wunderley profiles the South Park wrestling team. Read his story below.

2014 0213 SouthPark Wrestling(Photo: South Park's Jake Wentzel, top, defeated Butler Area's Cody Houston during the season-opening Chartiers-Houston Invitational in December. He has a 27-1 record. Ken Wunderley/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

Greg Bulsak became the third wrestler in South Park High School history to win a WPIAL title last February.

Bulsak, a sophomore, is back for an encore and could be joined atop the WPIAL winners platform by two Eagles teammates.

"We have three kids who are legitimate threats to win WPIAL titles," said South Park coach Walt Karrenbauer, as the Eagles prepare for Saturday's Class AA Section 1 Tournament, which will take place at Chartiers-Houston High School. "But they can't be concerned with the WPIAL tournament until we wrestle in the section tournament."

Bulsak won section, WPIAL, and Southwest Region titles last season and qualified for the PIAA championships while competing at 126 pounds. He has grown considerably and competes at 152 this season. he enters the postseason with a 27-1 record.