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Covenant Invitational Champions!

The wrestling team traveled to The Covenant School on Saturday to participate in the Covenant Invitational Tournament.  After a fun day of wrestling, the Yellow Jackets came out on top by 2.5 points.

The Yellow Jackets displayed their depth as they had the most "team pins" in the least amount of time (16 pins in 36:36).  Furthermore, every member of our varsity line up contributed team points during the tournament and out-wrestled their tournament-seeded spot. 

Leading the way for the Jackets were Ben Kopjanksi '20 (19 team points) and A.J. Sullivan '20 (18 team points).  Tournament statistics had Kopjanksi scoring 34 points in his three matches while Sullivan led the tournament with the most pins in the least amount of time with 3 pins in 2:05.  Also of note, Gabriel Rivera '19 clinched the tournament for the Yellow Jackets with a hard-earned victory over Hargrave Military Academy in the Consolation Finals.

Place winners for the tournament were:

  • 1st Place 160 lbs.  Ben Kopjanski
  • 1st Place 170 lbs. James Ross
  • 2nd Place 132 lbs. A.J. Sullivan
  • 2nd Place 160 lbs. Nate Chichester (R-MA B team)
  • 2nd Place 126 lbs. Sulaiman Wardak
  • 2nd Place 152 lbs. Alan Williams
  • 2nd Place  220 lbs. Andrew Brock
  • 3rd Place 145 lbs. Gabriel Rivera 
  • 3rd Place 182 lbs. J.J. Banek – Gabelle
  • 4th Place 138 lbs. Tyler Younge
  • 4th Place 120 lbs. Hugo Chambert
  • 4th Place 285 lbs.  Ahmed Hasanka

If you get the opportunity, please congratulate the boys on representing R-MA in spectacular fashion on and off the mat!