Two Wellington Wrestlers Qualify For National Event

The Wellington Wrestling Club qualified two members for the Super 32 Preseason National Tournament at a qualifier held recently at Osceola High School.

The qualifier had more than 400 wrestlers from Florida and Georgia divided into 14 weight classes, and only the top four in each weight class qualified.

WHS seniors Andrew Mitchell (second place, 113 pounds) and A.J. Lopez (third place, 195 pounds) both qualified for the first time after falling short as sophomores and juniors.

The Super 32 National Tournament will be held in Greensboro, N.C. on Nov. 1 and 2.

“It was exciting to see two of our seniors have success at such a tough tournament,” coach Travis Gray said. “The top wrestlers from all divisions were there competing this weekend, and they really had to battle through a large bracket to get to the placement rounds.”

ABOVE: Andrew Mitchell and A.J. Lopez