By Steve Jackson
Riverview High School continues to be the cream of the crop for wrestling programs in the South Shore area.
Recently, Riverview hosted wrestling districts and was very successful. The Sharks achieved first with a total of 244 points compared to the second-place team with 177 points. Riverview had 10 out of 14 Sharks make it to finals, with 13 going on to regionals.
Riverview had six district champs, which is the most in school history: Lane Keck (106); Josh Guerra (113); Tyler Forrest (120); Nico Hernandez (126); Chris Felix (132); and Gunnar Malouff (182). Riverview also had four runners-up: Carmelo Edwards (138), Shemar Williams (145), Oskar Hernandez (152) and Centrell Sommers (220). Finally, the team had three finish third, those being: Josh Francavilla (195); Josiah Fergoso (160); and Donte Hernandez (285). This was the school’s third district wrestling title in the past four years. Some major contributors were Nico Hernandez, who was the first freshman in school history to win a district title and Shemar Williams, who beat the state qualifier.
Head wrestling coach Ryan Hall said, “Our next goal is to win regionals and head onto the state tournament.”
Four Riverview wrestlers set for this weekend’s state tourney at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee are: Lane Keck, Josh Guerra, Tyler Forrest and Chris Felix.