Enjoy the update from Coach Xavier afrom the MIghty Hawks' recent championship meet! By all accounts everyone did an amazing job - we are proud of you all!
Recently our very own Mighty Hawks competed at the final competition of the season, the City Championships. The city championships is the best tournament in the city for middle schoolers because it has every middle school student athlete under one roof fighting for gold.
Our flying Mighty Hawks participated in the NOVICE division. As a team, we were able to take 2nd place out of 23 total schools! Our best finish on the year! Coach Jeff and I were extremely impressed at the toughness our mighty hawks showed in the face of even tougher competition.
DeAngelo Hunt is in his first year of wrestling, but has showed tremendous growth; in his first competition of the year, he took 1st place, and carried that momentum into the city championships, where he went 3-0 and took home first place! Winning a total of two novice divisions, DeAngelo is now undefeated (6-0) in tournament play!
Taking home 2nd place was the Dynamic duo of Gemma Bongiorni and Timur Seliger; each of these students went 2-1 on the day. Also, special congrats to Gemma for being able to earn her first victory in a dominant fashion by beating her opponent 10-4 in the opening round!
Another huge highlight of the day came from Jacob August; like Gemma, he too was able to get his first taste of victory by edging his opponent 7-5 in the first round.
Persya Perez, in a field of all boys, was able to leave her opponent SCORELESS in the opening round, beating him 3-0, and went on to earn a 3rd place finish in the competition. Although he had a very tough opening round, Eddie Perez, the younger of the siblings, battled hard and showed resilience by securing a victory by fall in the last round. This helped to ultimately earn him a 3rd place finish!
Christian Coleman, the lone 4th grader, was able to wrestle through 2 matches and earn 3rd place.
Laila Cox, one of the only 3 girls on the team, was able to wrestle hard through 3 matches. Her performance earned her a 4th place finish. Like Laila, Isaiah Hunt also was able to earn a 4th place finish, by wrestling 3 matches in one day, the most he has ever completed in a single competition.
Overall, I am very happy and proud of every Mighty Flying Hawk who helped lift us to a second place, including the 3rd graders Aiden, Dashiell, Allessandro and Serge, who have been sharpening their skills to prepare for competition in the not so distant future!