WHS’s Malcolm, Sarmiento win district wrestling titles

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 09:12 AM.

Austin Malcolm and Weston Sarmiento won individual titles as the Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School Gators wrestling team took fifth in the District 1-1A tournament at Wewahitchka Feb. 2.

Malcolm, a freshman who entered the tournament 32-11, won the 106-pound weight class. Sarmiento, a senior who carried a 26-13 record into the tournament, won the 132-pound weight class.

The Gators also has five other wrestlers finish in the top four in their respective divisions, advancing to the Region 1 meet.

Josh Epps, 26-10 on the season, took second at 145 pounds.

Jackson Vines at 120, Elijah Sarmiento at 126, Bubba Brogdon at 182 and 285-pounder Jarod Melvin all took fourth place in their divisions.

Wewahitchka finished behind just one other school classified in 1A in all sports in the final team standings.

Panama City Beach Arnold won the meet followed by Marianna, Rutherford, South Walton and Wewahitchka. Arnold finished nearly 40 points ahead of Marianna. Wewahitchka was less than eight points out of fourth.

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