River Ridge H.S.
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.
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.
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).