Seven Raider Wrestlers Advance to Regionals, Pelc Earns 100th Career Win
Fourteen Raider Wrestlers entered individual districts at Don Johnson Fieldhouse on Saturday: Jake Olson (103#), Connor Gleason (112#), Ethan Webert (119#), Carter Johnson (125#), Caiden Pelc (130#), Drew Miller (130#), Isaiah Pelc (135#), Trent Trierweiler (140#), John Dodson (145#), Chandler Murton (171#), Branson Goodman (215#), Jackson Weygandt (215#) and Reis PHillips (285#). “This district has some tough weight classes that will be sending quality wrestlers home who otherwise would have made it to regionals in other areas”, stated Coach Pulling as he went on, “What’s going to get guys through is how they physically and mentally approach each match”.
In what would be a dramatic day, intertwining celebrations with season ending losses, the Raider Wrestlers celebrated a milestone and advanced 7 wrestlers to individual regionals, both very respectable feats. The milestone celebration for the Raider Wrestlers came when the tournament stopped to celebrate Caiden Pelc returning from an injury this season to earn his 100th Career Win. Congratulations Caiden!! This is no easy task and he did it as a junior in a reduced schedule! As the day progressed, the Raiders continued to celebrate as 7 wrestlers advanced to regionals: District Champion Trent Trierweiler (140#) who majored the number one see in finals, District Runners-up Isaiah Pelc (135#) and Chandler Murton (171#), placing 3rd was Ethan Webert (119#) and Connor Gleason (112#) and taking 4th were Drew Miller (130#) and Branson Goodman (215#). Regionals will also be at the Don Johnson Fieldhouse and will take place on Saturday, March 27th. Tune into the NFHS network to live stream the event!
Photos courtesy of Renae Goodman.