Highland wrestlers advance to districts
LISBON - The Highland High School varsity wrestling team participated in Sectionals on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Huskies placed fourth out of eight teams and advanced five wrestlers through to this Saturday’s district tournament in Wilton.
Freshman Drew West continued his undefeated season and won the 106-pound weight bracket. Bryce West did the same at 113 pounds.
Sophomore Kyle Frank took second place in the 132-pound bracket. Senior Travis Cole took the 138-pound title and also set a new school record for victories at 175 and counting.
Sophomore Ross Frank placed seventh at 145 pounds. Junior Zach Kleopfer took second place in the 152-pound bracket.
Senior Casey Castillo finished fifth at 160 pounds. Sophomore Spencer Wieland was sixth at 170 pounds.
Highland head coach Clint Jones said, “Drew turned in another solid performance for the day. Bryce certainly put on a display. Kyle stepped onto the mat Saturday for the first time this season, and what a performance he showcased. Travis had an excellent day. Pinning three opponents each in the first period is really an outstanding day. Zach was not going to be denied the opportunity to wrestle at districts.”