Eric Saber Qualifies For National Tourney

Eric Saber with the Wellington Wrestling Club qualified for the Super 32 Preseason National Tournament at the qualifier held at Osceola High School last weekend.

The qualifier had more than 500 wrestlers from around the southeastern United States divided into 14 weight classes, and only the top four at each weight class qualified to move on.

Saber, a high school junior, placed second in the 173-pound division and earned his first trip to the prestigious Super 32 National Tournament, which will be held in Greensboro, N.C., on Oct. 14-15.

“Eric was a state qualifier at Wellington High School last year and has worked very hard this off-season to get himself in position to place at this year’s state tournament,” coach Travis Gray said. “This was a great start to the upcoming wrestling season, and he was able to knock off another returning state qualifier and only suffered a close loss in the finals.”

ABOVE: Eric Saber