On February 17, Secaucus High School wrestler Brianna Cervantes finished third in New Jersey’s inaugural female regional wrestling tournament.
Cervantes, a junior who competed at 100 pounds, won her opening match but fell to a top-seeded wrestler from Parsippany in the second round. She bounced back by pinning her next three opponents to advance to the consolation match against Elle Sumarokov of Fair Lawn.
Cervantes was down 5-0 after the first period but pinned Sumarokov at 3:55 of the second period to advance to the State Tournament, which is being held in Atlantic City this weekend.
The boys wrestling team had eight members participate in the District 9 Tournament at Nutley High School last weekend with freshman Tyler Giraldo and senior Derek Fernandez advancing to the semifinals.
Giraldo finished in fourth place while Fernandez lost in the finals but advanced to first round of the Region 3 Wrestling Tournament.