On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Wellington Wrestling Club competed at the Alpha Authentics Palm Bay qualifier. Two of the wrestlers from the club earned championships on the wrestling mat.
Those championship titles were won by Sam Honzik (12U, 95-pound division) and 10th grader Sofia Toledo (Girls Varsity, 160-pound division).
Both competitors won gold medals.
Wellington Wrestling Club head coach Travis Gray was extremely impressed with how Honzik and Toledo won their respective classes.
“Sam dominated his way through the tournament, winning all three of his matches by fall in the first period,” Gray said. “Sofia had to battle late into each match that she had, but was also able to win her bracket, winning each match by fall.”
The victory by Toledo was memorable considering her limited amount of competitive experience.
“Sofia has only been wrestling for a couple months, so that was a great experience for her to win her first tournament,” Gray added.
Other strong performances by the Wellington Wrestling Club included Tyler Gray, who finished in second place (14U, 104-pound division) and Jacob Pellecer, who was third (14U, 118-pound division).
The Wellington Wrestling Club will be hosting the two-day final Alpha Authentics Championship on Oct. 22-23 at Wellington High School. The high school athletes will compete on Saturday, Oct. 22, while the 14U and younger athletes will compete on Sunday, Oct. 23.