The Cardinal Ritter Wrestling Team competed in the Scecina Invitational on 12/1/2018. All participating wrestlers experienced at least one victory while several members of the team had multiple wins.
The Raiders were led by sophomore Fabian Valladares who took home a first place medal in the 113 pound wight class, winning all four of his matches. Other wrestlers that demonstrated strong performances were Nate Cmehil and Jaylen Williams. Both ended the day with 3-1 records. Senior Captain, Javon “The Shield” Rodgers finished the day by winning his final two matches to bring his record to 2-2 for the meet.
After that meet the team traveled to Tri-West and had another good showing at the Bruin Invitational. The team record for the Raiders on the day was 4-2 with wins against Tri-West, Speedway, Manual and Howe.
Several Wrestlers had strong performances with Valladares, Cmehil, and Jordan Johnson going undefeated. Meiron Teklebirhan won his first match of the season with a pin against his opponent from Manual.
Other wrestlers with a successful day include Jaylen Williams at 5-1, Derek Gomez at 3-2 while Brayan Bolanos picked up three wins.
The Raiders are now 6-6 on the season with a dual match against Cascade at home on Wednesday on the horizon. Start time is scheduled for 6:00 PM.