Day one of competition at the ancient Hersheypark Arena is over for Class AA teams in the District Three wrestling championships. There are still four Columbia wrestlers still alive.
In the semifinals are junior Jordon Halter (135) and senior Marcus Fischer (285). Alive in the consolation bracket looking for at least a third place finish are Derek Zercher (119) and John Markley (152).
The other Columbia wrestlers were eliminated. They were Josh Elliot (140), Bryan Flory (160) and Byron Gemer (215),
Wrestling begins tomorrow at 9 a.m.with the semifinals and second round of consolations. Fischer and Halter need at least one win to advance to next week's regional championships, the others need two.
Halter will face Zach Hess of Newport in his semifinal, while Fischer will face Adam Proshaska of Halifax in his semifinal.