Pasco Athlete of the Week

Chrystian Pena

River Ridge H.S.

Wrestling/Senior

THIS WEEK’S FEATS:

Pena earned a 9-6 decision over Largo’s Kai Reichgelt, the top-seeded wrestler at 160 pounds, to win the Class 2A District 9 title. The senior was joined by Devin Smith (106) as River Ridge individual district champs.

BREAKING THROUGH:

Pena got over the hump this season after jumping two weight classes from last year. He placed second at districts as a junior wrestling at 145 pounds and as a sophomore at 138 pounds.

PASCO CHAMPS:

Pena and Smith were two of five district champions. Also grabbing gold medals were Cypress Creek’s Connor O’Malley (District 1A-10, 145 pounds) and Zephyrhills Christian Academy’s Gage Flanigan (1A-10, 126) and Malik Jones (1A-10, 285).