Lowell Wrestles Strong at Super Novice Tournament

Joshua Wang a split second away from his first pin (and win) in his first wrestling match ever.

Joshua Wang a split second away from his first pin (and win) in his first wrestling match ever.

Lowell sent 16 wrestlers to the Super Novice novice/JV tournament at San Rafael HS on Saturday, Nov. 28.

For most of those 16, it was their first time ever competing in the sport of wrestling. Eight weeks ago, they hadn’t even ever seen a wrestling mat much less know how to wrestle.

Lowell competed in 51 total wrestling matches winning nearly 2/3 of them and earning four first place finishes.

In particular the Lowell girls had a very strong showing. We sent eight girls (seven who are first-year wrestlers) who wrestled 24 total matches and won 83% of them.

Here are your first place finishers:

Hatuey Hernandez (soph) – 1st place, boys 120 lbs.
Ella Gibson (frosh) – 1st place, girls 126 lbs
Jill Liang (soph) – 1st place, girls 131 lbs
Sarah Chambers (soph) – 1st place, girls 143 lbs