Wellington High School Wrestlers Finish Third In Home Duals

Wellington’s John Barry looks for a takedown against Jensen Beach in the 170-pound weight class.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, the Wellington High School wrestling team hosted a duals meet and placed third overall behind first place Riverdale High School and second place Miami Southwest High School.

Nine schools in all competed in the one-day event: the host Wolverines, Riverdale, Miami Southwest, Jensen Beach, Golden Gate, Fort Pierce Central, Fort Myers, Port Saint Lucie and Suncoast.

The Wolverines were senior-loaded last season and look to carry over the program’s success with a younger team this year.

Wellington looked impressive on the day with two grapplers running the table unbeaten. Jesse Weinberg went 5-0 in the 126-pound weight class, and Mason Powell went 5-0 in the 285-pound category.

Chakiris Townsend completed a 4-1 record in the 113-pound class, while Luke Forehand also finished the day 4-1 in the 138-pound weight class.

The event was a dual-team event, so there were no individual place winners. The Wolverines will compete in the South Beach Duals this weekend, then head up to Jensen Beach on Jan. 4-5.