One high school wrestling team in Central PA will not be allowed to compete in this Saturday’s District 4 wrestling tournament.
The Selinsgrove Varsity team had to withdraw from the event after a hazing incident was discovered.
The Selinsgrove Varsity wrestling team is finding itself in some hot water after it was caught up in an incident of hazing.
while the team was allowed to face off against jersey shore in the match Tuesday night, the Selinsgrove Area Superintendent says after learning the team violated the district`s hazing policy, it will not participate in this Saturday`s PIAA District 4 Tournament in Milton.
“It definitely could have been a lot worse, we could have had our season ended but it sucks it`s two more, three more matches that we could have done,” said senior Austin Lewis.
No one was on suspended from the team, however the seals were also forced to forfeit last Saturday`s match against Williamsport.
Still school officials say no one was injured, physically or mentally, and police are not involved.
“What went on was more embarrassing than anything,” said head coach Seth Martin. “I`m trying to save my team a little bit of, I don`t need anyone picking on them about it more than what they already have.”
Parents say they agree with the district`s decision to handle the hazing in-house.
“It`s, what do you expect, kids are kids sometimes, things happen, just move on, go with the next step,” said parent Jeff Radel.
All involved say they just want to move forward as well.
“Not forget about what happened, because it did happen, we`re not going to forget about it but we`re going to forget without forgetting if that makes sense,” said Martin.
“We definitely learned that we need to not do that kind of stuff, we need to stay focused a little more I guess,” said Lewis.