- Post by: mcalibrary
- January 11, 2024
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Up until 2007, Mount Carmel Area had only had 4 athletes who had achieved 100 wins in their varsity wrestling careers. They were Mike Garcia at 140-9, Eric Lupatsky at 122-24, David Evans at 112-23, and David Fantini at 105-17. MCA has added three more grapplers to that special club, all under the tutelage of head coach Randy Reidler.
Randy began wrestling at 135 lbs as a freshman and would go 21-10 in helping the Red Tornadoes back to respectability. He would win his 100th match in fine fashion at the state team championship preliminary match, helping his team advance to the state tournament at Hershey. Randy would improve to 28-11 as a sophomore at 145 and to 21-8 as a junior. He would become a three-time 2nd place winner in the SIAL Championships, as well as, a 3-time District IV qualifier and 2-time Northeast Regional qualifier. Randy entered the Sectionals as the top seed at 152 with a 34 – 7 record. He would earn a second place finish at Sectionals, as well as a sixth place finish at Districts. He would finish the season with a 39-10 mark and a 109-39 career record. He is the son of Lori and Steve Kaminski and Randy Elliott, and will be looking to further his education at a trade school to major in welding.