This past Saturday the Cardinal Ritter Wrestling Team competed in the IHSAA Sectionals at Southport High School. The Raiders move on 6 of the 7 guys that wrestled that day. Leading the Pack was Javon “The Shield” Rodgers placing 2nd. Rodgers broke seeding by pinning the 2nd seeded wrestler to move on to the championship match. He fought hard but fell to the eventual champion.
Fabian Valladares placed 3rd in his weight class. Jordan Johnson was seeded 6th and broke seeding by placing 4th. Johnson beat the 4th seeded wrestler in the round to move on to regionals. Nathan Cmehil started his day with a big win and ended up placing 4th. Antwann Dix started his day off with a win as well and also wrestled some tough opponents finally finishing 4th. First year wrestler Joe Bishop also started with a win to finish 4th and move on to the Regionals.
Congratulations to Fabian Valladares, Jordan Johnson, Nathan Cmehil, Antwann Dix, Joe Bishop, and Javon Rodgers on all moving forward to another week of wrestling.
Regionals will be at Perry Merridan on February 3rd.
Good Luck Raiders!!!