Wrestling finishes high in local tournaments, prepares for MIAA playoffs

Miranda Ripken, Sports Editor

Despite graduating three wrestlers that excelled by earning over 100 wins during their JC wrestling career, the wrestling team still managed to earn a ranking of fifth in the state of Maryland. The Patriots have six freshman starters and have maintained a record of 8-1, in addition to high finishes in recent tournaments.

On Jan. 21, JC travelled to Pennsylvania to participate in the Octararo Invitational meet, and it was the first Pennsylvania wrestling tournament JC has won. Pennsylvania is known for their wrestlers from the University level down to the junior leagues.  In the past, JC has failed to bring home a trophy against Northern competition until that meet. The closest runner up was 90 points away.

Individually, JC had four champions in juniors Devin Davis and George Weber, and freshmen Chris Almony and Hunter Ritter.

The next wrestling meet for the men is the MIAA Duals on Feb. 7.