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Brentwood Wrestler Earns State Medal

Brentwood junior David Rivera earned fourth place in the statewide competition.

Many thanks to the Brentwood School District for sharing this article with the community. Have news to share? Email editor Ryan Martin at ryan.martin@patch.com.

For the first time in 13 years, a Brentwood wrestler, David Rivera, has brought a home a medal from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) state wrestling championships. Rivera, a junior wrestling in the 285-pound weight class, brought home fourth place in the weekend-long championships held in Columbia last weekend.

According to Coach Roy Hughes, this is one of just a few state-level medals won by Brentwood wrestlers in the 82-year history of the MSHSAA event. In addition to wrestling, Rivera participates in three other MSHSAA-sanctioned activities: football, track and debate. 

Five other Brentwood wrestlers qualified to the state tournament:

  • Tyler Jones, senior, 170 pounds
  • Rashaad Jordan, senior, 120 pounds
  • Mykell Hudspeth, junior, 145 pounds
  • Lucas Jones, sophomore, 106 pounds
  • Eric Vogeli, sophomore, 138 pounds
Anthony Harper February 22, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Great job David!!!
Jim Schmuke February 22, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Nice job by David, the rest of the team, and the coaching staff !!!

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