Jared Kuhns, a junior on Upper Perkiomen's wrestling team, competes during a 10-team scrimmage on Nov. 26. Kuhns is expected to compete at 113 pounds and is looking to qualify for the PIAA Championship tournament.
Upper Perk junior wrestler Jared Kuhns spent the offseason improving his shot defense and working to escape from the bottom. "I've gotten a lot better," said Kuhns. "I can't wait to test out what I have done."
The Indians open their new season Saturday on the road against Parkland, a District 11 opponent. Their regular season features five tournaments and just three home matches, facilitated by the realignment of the Pioneer Athletic Conference.
Head coach Sam Walters expects the team to capture the Frontier Division title, which includes small-school opponents Phoenixville, Pope John Paul II, Pottsgrove, Pottstown and Upper Merion. ...
Paul Conrad, 20, trains at the United Taekwon-Do Studio in Pennsburg. Conrad hopes to qualify for the National Taekwon-Do Association team in the spring.
Paul Conrad described his initial involvement in taekwondo as a stroke of luck. Conrad followed his younger brothers into the martial arts discipline. But as their interest shifted, his passion in taekwondo expanded.
Seven years later, Conrad, 20, has moved to within one step of earning a spot on the National Taekwon-Do Association team that will represent the United States in the International Taekwon-Do Federation World Championships next year in Dublin, Ireland.
In October, the student at the United Taekwon-Do Studio, 510 Main St. in Pennsburg, performed well enough at a New York ITF Taekwon-Do Takedown Tournament to try out for Team USA this spring in California.
The middleweight Pennsburg resident won a gold medal in men's first degree patterns and silver in sparring during the tournament in Queens, according to Mike Montero, Conrad's coach....