State Champion Raiders rank fifth in the National Preps
The Baylor Wrestling Team, recently crowned duals and traditional state champions, finished fifth in the 84th National Prep Wrestling Championships at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn. this weekend. The Raiders were represented by the six individual state champion wrestlers who had won weight class titles last Saturday.
The tournament winners were Blair Academy (NJ), Wyoming Seminary (Penn.) Second, Mount Saint Joseph (Md.) Third, and Malvern Prep (Penn.) Fourth. A list of all team values and tables can be found at nationalprepwrestling.org.
Senior Mason Reiniche was the only finalist among the Baylor wrestlers to finish second in the 170-pound weight class and lose 5-3 in the championship bout to Blair’s Julian Ramirez. Andrew Pace, also a senior, finished fourth with 145 pounds and lost a 9-6 decision against Cole McGill of Pomfret (Conn.) In the consolation final. Reiniche was second last year with 160 pounds and Pace was sixth with 138.
Back that year, freshman David Harper was sixth at £ 195, junior Noah Horst was tenth at £ 126, freshman Garrsion Dendy was tenth in the £ 132 class, and freshman Jackson Bond was 19th with 106 pounds.
To see all of the tournament rankings, visit nationalprepwrestling.org.
Baylor had ten National Prep Champions – Charley Moore ’62 (1962), Mo Trail ’62 (1962), Chip Healy ’65 (1964, 1965), Lane Headrick ’66 (1965), John Hannah ’69 (1967); Alex Roberts ’67 (1967), Rob Healy ’69 (1968, 1969), Randy Weinberg ’70 (1969), Albert Wilson ’70 (1970), Khamari Whimper ’17 (2017). Raider wrestlers were banned from competing in the National Prep from the 1970s through 2015 due to TSSAA rules.