Eight Falcons are Wrestling Champions

Firestone Wrestlers Win City Title
Posted on 02/19/2019
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The Firestone Wrestling team ended a 15-year drought by winning the City Series championship on Saturday on the mats at Kenmore-Garfield.

Fourth-year Firestone wrestling coach Dan Sandy, 33, was a freshman at Ohio State University 15 years ago.

"Our goal since last season has been to get better every day through commitment and hard work," said Sandy, a 2003 Walsh Jesuit graduate who has a bachelor's degree from Ohio State and a master's degree from The University of Akron.

"Winning the City title is just a by-product of our daily quest to obtain this goal. We have a very diverse and cohesive team. Everyone took care of their jobs on Saturday, and we are proud to bring the title back to Firestone for the first time in 15 years."

Firestone finished first with eight champions: Hamzah Abdelrahim (113 pounds), Jonathan Williams (126), Sir McDaniel (132), Ricky McReynolds (138), Jordan Tranthem (152), Joseph Durkee (170), George Rozier (182) and Logan Johnson (285).

Ellet finished second behind champions Cole Yurick (120) and Sam Lord (145).

The other champs were Kenmore-Garfield's Chandler Forshee (106), Buchtel's Xavier Sanders (160) and North's Jarrell Johnson (195) and Nsenga Hakizmana (220).

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