Nine Seminole Ridge High School wrestlers competed at the junior varsity state tournament Feb. 14. “For being first-year and second-year wrestlers, our boys did well, considering the level of competition,” coach Chad Chieffalo said. “We had one wrestler place and two others were a match away from receiving a medal.”
Freshman Antoine Frantz, advancing to the championship semifinal round, placed fourth in the 170-pound class, while sophomore Greg Henry (152-pound class) and freshman Jon Fioramonti (160-pound class) lost early but battled back to advance to the consolation semifinals.
The wrestling team also participated Feb. 14 in the Iron Cobra Duals at Park Vista High School, managing to win three of the five dual meets with only nine wrestlers out of 14 weight classes.
Liam LaPeter and Jared Smiley finished 5-0 for the tournament, with Smiley named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the lower weight classes.