Churchill Wrestling made an outstanding showing at the Varsity Wrestling County Competition on February 19 and 20 at Gaithersburg High School. Jack Connolly and Senior Captain JJ Bravo both took second in their respective weight classes. Liam Lehr claimed a 5th place finish while Josiah Wedgwood grabbed 6th. In addition, Chris Ervin, Junior Sarr, Andrew Welch and Lucas Young also qualified for the Regional competition, making a total of eight team qualifiers.
The Regionals were held February 26th & 27th at Sherwood H.S. where six wrestlers placed with two qualifying for States. Jack Connolly placed second and qualified for States. JJ Bravo finished 3rd and also qualified. 5th place finishers were Chris Ervin, Liam Lehr and Andrew Welch who also serve as State alternates. Lucas Young grabbed a 6th place at the event. States will be held on March 4th & 5th at Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro.
At the JV Counties held February 13th at Gaithersburg H.S., Joe Raab, Ryan Kaplow and Alec Velikanov took second place finishes. 3rd places were grabbed by Nathan Katt, Sean Mehan and Ephraim Su. Sam Spencer and Fio Tranquill took home 4th place finishes. Way to go, Bulldogs! Reported by Kathleen Ervin. Photos by Patrick Connolly.