junior wrestler David Rivera, weeks after at the state wrestling meet, was recognized on Sunday for his academic achievements.
Rivera was honored as one of Missouri’s Academic All-State wrestlers at the Missouri Wrestling Association Hall of Fame Banquet in Columbia, MO.
Earlier this year, Rivera was named first-team all-district in football. He also throws shot and discus in track, competes on the debate team, and is .
It was the first time in 13 years that a Brentwood wrestler won a medal at the state meet.
“David is a great young man,” Brentwood wrestling coach Roy Hughes said in an e-mail. “He is a hard worker, very focused, and demonstrates great character in all aspects of his life.”