The Wellington Wrestling club brought home the team championship banner from the Going for the Gold event held this month at Forest Hill High School.
It was the second-straight year that Wellington won the tournament, which included 25 club teams from around the state. The club had 15 wrestlers in place positions. Among them were ninth-grader Tony Widrig, who knocked off a state qualifier en route to his first-place finish, and first-grader Samuel Honzik, who finished 4-0 in his first individual tournament.
First-place winners: Anthony Gray (6U, 45 pounds), Samuel Honzik (8U, 55 pounds), Nikolas Gray (8U, 70 pounds), Mason Powell (14U, 220 pounds), Tony Widrig (Varsity, 120 pounds), Hunter Llano (Varsity, 152 pounds), Eric Saber (Varsity, 182 pounds) and Kyven Higgins (Varsity, 285 pounds).
Second-place winners: Sam Marvel (12U, 80 pounds), James Marvel (14U, 105 pounds), Nico Strada (Junior Varsity, 136 pounds), Robert Saldarriaga (Varsity, 132 pounds) and Anthony Strada (Varsity, 170 pounds).
Third-place winners: Tucker Gray (6U, 55 pounds), Alex Zepeda (Varsity, 195 pounds) and Jake Pilat, (Varsity 170 pounds).