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Edwin Morales and Miles Lee make PPL history on the road Hershey

BTSPhilly   |   Mar 9, 2016

Edwin Morales of Mariana Bracetti Academy and Miles Lee of South Philadelphia High School made history by becoming the 3rd and 4th wrestlers from the public league to advance to the PIAA AAA State Wrestling Championships. Edwin and Miles, competing at 170lbs and 195lbs, respectively, were both 1st in the D12 PPL Sectional Championship, 1st in the D12 District Championship, and finalists in the PIAA AAA NE Regional Tournament. This finish earned them both a trip to the State Tournament in Hershey. In his first and second matches at the regional tournament, Edwin pinned his opponents in 1:52 and 3:23, respectively. In the semis, he won via a strong decision 8-2 to reach the finals, where he lost 23-11 to a wrestler from Bethlehem Catholic. Miles received a bye to the quarterfinals, where he won via major decision of 13-5. In his second match, he won by another major decision of 17-9. He lost in the finals to the 2015 state runner up from Stroudsburg 15-0. This was Miles first loss of the season and it was the first time someone took the first year wrestler down all year! Both wrestlers hold impressive 2016 records going into the state tournament. Edwin now holds a record of 36-4, and Miles' record is 26-1. These wrestlers are two of the hardest working individuals in Philadelphia, and it shows that all of the hard work has given them the opportunity to compete for a state title.