Elyria Catholic’s wrestlers competed in the Independence High School Sectional Tournament on Saturday (Feb. 25) and three Panthers have qualified for next weekend’s District Tournament at Garfield Heights High School.
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Senior Stan Bleich became a four-time sectional champion by defeating Brooklyn junior Alex Gucwa in the 145-pound title match.
Bleich’s classmate Robby Cobb lost his 138-pound semifinal match to eventual champion Mason Wright from Wellington but came back in the consolation bracket to take third.
Sophomore Steven Ferguson III also fell to eventual champion Andrew Zarins of Brooklyn in the 120-pound semifinals and like Cobb, he came back to place third in his weight class.
Junior Jack Novak wrapped up his season with a sixth place finish at 220.
The Garfield Heights District Tournament will begin on Friday (March 3) at 5:00 p.m. and will continue on Saturday (March 4) at 10:00 a.m. before the finals are held that evening, starting at 6:00 p.m.