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Men's Wrestling defeated Jones, 72-9, on Senior Night (2019)

Men's Wrestling 8th at Metro
2/17/2019 11:15:00 PM

Men's Wrestling competed in the Metro Conference Championship Friday and Saturday at East River and the Panthers came home with an eighth place finish in the 20-team tournament. Senior Tyrese Hicks was DP's top place-winner, earning the bronze medal in the 113-pound division, overcoming a first match loss before winning his next four matches with pins over Boone, Jones and Olympia and a 9-7 victory over Windermere. Sophomore Ethan Vanz had a solid tournament, placing fourth at 120 pounds, highlighted by a first period pin over Evans in the quarterfinal and another over Colonial in the consolation semifinal. In the 145-pound class, junior Ja'Breil Etienne placed sixth with a pair of opening round pins over Timber Creek and Cypress Creek. Senior Jammell Sheppard finished seventh in the 126-pound class and freshman Heriberto Zayas was eighth at 106 pounds, earning a 5-2 victory over Evans and a 10-1 major decision over Olympia. Senior Giovany Preval rounded out DP's place-winners, taking eighth in the 138-pound weight class with an 18-3 technical fall over Windermere and a first period pin over Apopka. Up next for the Panthers is the District Tournament, Friday at Windermere.

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