Strong weekend for island wrestlers

Proud of their wins at the Brandon Wrestling tournament on Saturday, Jan. 12, Andre Harwood and Savanna Phelan pose with their medals. - Submitted

Center athletes traveled north to Brandon last weekend to compete on the wrestling mat as a part of a competitive wrestling team. Two champions came from the Center of Anna Maria Island’s team, Andrew Harwood and RJ Phelan.

Phelan’s sister, Savannah, brought home third place along with William Pakbaz and Jay Harrison.

In a strong showing additional team members Riley Karecki, Bam Gartman, Victoria Phelan, Clancy Cusack and Ceegan Cusack finished fourth in their divisions.

The Island wrestlers are expected to only get stronger as the season progresses one tournament at a time.