The 2015-2016 winter sports season at Nazareth is just about completed. This past weekend the Nazareth Varsity Wrestling Team wrapped up their season with the State Championships in Hershey at the Giant Center from March 10 to the 12, where the Nazareth Blue Eagles finished in second place behind Bethlehem Catholic. The Wrestling team saw a returning state champ win again this year as Tyson Klump won the championship for the second year in a row, defeating Louis Newell, Seneca Valley, 6-4 while Sammy Sasso placed in third and Brock Wilson placed in second after losing 9-1 to Cameron Coy of Penn Trafford and Travis Stefanik received Bronze. This is the third year in a row Nazareth has had a state finalist. Eighteen state champions have been coached by Nazareth’s Dave Crowell and by Easton’s Steve Powell (tied for third best in PIAA history) and Nazareth now has 21 state champions in Wrestling. Congrats and happy retirement to Bob Kern who is retiring from being a wrestling referee for 44 years. He will still remain the Nazareth Middle School Principal. Also a happy retirement is due to longtime District XI Wrestling Public Address Announcer Bill Mccoach, who is retiring after 50 years behind the mic for District XI. Congrats also to Matt Kleinie who is a graduate of Nazareth High School, for receiving his first ever state champ as a wrestling coach Saturday night for Stroudsburg High School, as he is also retiring. The last part of the winter sports season will be from March 15 to March 19 where the PIAA Swimming/Diving Championships will be held at the Kinney Natatorium, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, P. For the complete schedule, visit the following website: http://www.piaa.org/assets/web/documents/2016_Swimming_Diving_Schedule.pdf. We wish all of our local swimmers best wishes this week. Stay tuned next week when we will start talking spring sports.