Seminole Ridge Hosts Region Three Tourney For Area Grapplers

Wellington’s 152-pound division first place finisher Justin Henry locks up with Spanish River’s Riley Mosier in the semifinals.

On Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29 the Seminole Ridge High School wrestling program hosted the Class 3A, Region 3 tournament.

The district qualifiers collected in the SRHS gymnasium to compete at the regional tournament. The top four qualifiers in the tournament were guaranteed a spot to compete in the state tournament at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7.

Wellington High School had six wrestlers qualify for the state tournament, while crowning three regional champions: James Marvel in the 126-pound weight category, Lukas Forehand in the 145-pound weight class and Justin Henry in the 152-pound weight division.

The host Hawks had one qualifier, Marco Luciano in the 106-pound division, who placed fourth overall. Wellington’s Ethan Howard also placed fourth in the 120-pound class. Wellington’s Patrick Jones in the 106-pound class battled Luciano and earned third place. Jesse Weinberg also took third place in the 138-pound class for the Wolverines. Seminole Ridge will be sending Luciano to represent the Hawks in the 106-pound division with a 22-12 record.

Probably the most notable grappler heading to the state tournament is Wellington’s Henry in the 152-pound division, earning the regional title in his weight class and holding a 52-5 record. Henry won by pin fall to win the championship over Freedom High School’s Cooper Galvin from Orlando.

In the 145-pound division, Forehand won a tight contest 7-5 in overtime over Max Wyatt from Olympic Heights High School. Marvel bested Ryan Ullayk from Palm Beach Gardens High School by major decision 14-6 in the 126-pound class.