Ken Wunderley profiles the South Allegheny wrestling team. Read his story below.
The South Allegheny wrestling team tied two school records this weekend at the Allegheny County Wrestling Championships at Fox Chapel High School.
The Gladiators had two wrestlers advance to the finals for only the second time in the 14-year history of the event. They also had four wrestlers earn all-county honors by placing among the top eight in their weight class. Both marks matched the performance turned in by the Gladiators' 2008 squad.
"I was pleased with the way my kids wrestled this weekend," South Allegheny coach Tony DiGiorgio said. "Our goal is to become one of the top programs in the WPIAL in AA. Our performance at the county tournament shows we are making progress toward reaching that goal."
Justo Hernandez and Seth Hitchens advanced to the finals for the Gladiators, but both had to settle for a silver medal. Hernandez dropped a 6-0 decision to Shaler's Mike Heinl in the 126-pound final.