On Saturday, Sept. 24, more than 300 youth wrestlers from across Florida traveled to Somerset Academy in Pembroke Pines to compete in the Alpha Authentics Somerset Qualifier.
The Wellington Wrestling Club, under the direction of coach Travis Gray, competed in this event and had a number of wrestlers excel against the competition. “We had some outstanding performances,” Gray said.
This was a qualifying event for the Alpha Authentics Fall Championships, which will be held Oct. 22-23 at Wellington High School.
The Wellington Wrestling Club had nine medal winners during the qualifier: first place, Dante Rossi (third to fifth grade, 65-pound weight class); first place, Tyler Gray (middle school, 103-pound weight class); second place, Sam Honzik (middle school, 92-pound weight class); second place, Erik Luis (junior varsity, 160-pound weight class); second place, Randy Lancaster (varsity, 145-pound weight class); third place, Luca Rossi (kindergarten to second grade, 45-pound weight class); third place, Christian Garcia (junior varsity, 220-pound weight class); and third place, James Kosza (varsity, 132-pound weight class).