The Florence wrestling team won their first quad meet (ever) last Thursday beating Muscle Shoals, Deshler, and Wilson. At the tournament Friday and Saturday at Mountain Brook High School they had a very impressive showing with some top 5 finishes and over half the team ending the tournament with winning records against some very tough opponents and well known schools like Vestavia, Mountain Brook, and Thompson. Liam McFarlane a 7th grader placed 5th in the 113 weight class beating a freshman and sophomore. Jacob Gentle, a first year wrestler, finished 5th as well going 5-2 overall with all victories being decided by pinfall. Conner McMeans our returning senior from last year, finished 1st in the 170 weight class only dropping one match on his way to a 5-1 record bringing home the gold. It was overall a good showing and great experience for a lot of our wrestlers, a lot of whom are brand new this year. Despite only having 9 of the required weight classes, we still had a top 10 finish in overall points.
– Wrestling coaching staff