NORWICH – The Norwich junior wrestling team will send 17 wrestlers to the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association North Regional Tournament April 6-7 at Shamokin High School in Coal Township, Pa.
The wrestlers earned spots in the tournament after top place finishes at the Regional District Championships earlier this month.
The assemblage of wrestlers included some the top present and future wrestlers at Norwich, including Tristan Rifanburg, first in nationals in 2011, and a 2010 New York State Division II champion.
Several wrestlers have racked up impressive records at various tournaments this season. Troy Spratley (68-1), Elijah Rodriguez (30-1), and Tyler Rice (29-1) have just one loss this season. In additional, Rifanburg (65-4), Griffin Mills (44-5), Ty Rifanburg (30-3), Torin Lawrence (28-4), James Jones (29-5), and Austin Foulds (25-4) have five or fewer losses. Of note, Spratley, just eight years old, recently earned his 300th career victory.