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Wrestling: East Feature Athlete - Mount Pleasant's Jonah Long

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Name: Jonah Long
School: Mount Pleasant
Grade: 9
Sport: Wrestling
Weight Class: 220

Background Info: Long is a three-sport star who also plays football and baseball. He's a varsity starter on the wrestling team and has compiled an impressive 25-6 record in a weight class dominated by upperclassmen. He placed second at the Penn-Cambria Tournament, third at the Southmoreland Tournament, second at the Westmoreland County Tournament, and fourth at the Bedford Tournament.

Quotes from Mount Pleasant coach Mike Long: "Jonah only weighs 190 pounds, but feels more comfortable competing in 220-pound weight class. He's super quick and very agile. He's also the smartest wrestler I've ever coached. His biggest weakness is his strength. He needed to add some muscle. Jonah has opened a lot of eyes with his performance this year. He began the season as an average wrestler and has improved every day."