Vikings News · Viking Wrestlers put on a strong showing at Kirtland


The Viking Wrestling Team made the trip out to Lake County Thursday, Jan. 11, to take on the St. Ignatius B Team and the Hornets of Kirtland High School. While the Vikings feature a blend of experienced and young wrestlers, Thursday evening was an obvious sign of continued growth.

Josh Longstreet ’21 was a tremendous example of a young wrestler reaping the benefits of the Viking Wrestling Program. Longstreet pinned his way through the night and ended up at 2-0.

Experienced Viking Wrestlers such as Ray Velez ’18, King Seyou ’18, Kiras Kijauskas ’19, and Pat Sheridan ’18 demonstrated their growth in their victories versus Kirtland wrestlers. Velez and Seyou won by fall in two tremendous matches, in which their conditioning and skill were obvious. Sheridan and Kijauskas asserted dominance through pin. Kijauskas pinned his opponent in under one minute as he looks to hit full stride mid-season.

Match Results:

VASJ 46 Ignatius B 9

113 STACHNIK L 132 VELEZ W FF 132 SEYOU W FF 145 ORIANI W FF 152 CHANEY L 160 LONGSTREET W PIN 182 GREEN W FF 195 KIJAUSKAS W FF 220 NUNNALLY W FF 285 SHERIDAN W FF

VASJ 40 KIRTLAND 15

113 STACHNIK W FF 132 VELEZ W 132 SEYOU W 145 ORIANI L  152 CHANEY L 160 LONGSTREET W PIN 182 GREEN L  195 KIJAUSKAS W PIN 220 NUNNALLY W FF 285 SHERIDAN W PIN 285 MCCOY L

The Viking Wrestling Program will head across town to the corner of W. 30th and Lorain for the Catholic Invitational Tournament this weekend at St. Ignatius. The tournament will begin Saturday, January 13, 10 a.m. and will continue into Sunday. Information regarding parking, tournament time, and weather can be found at the following link: http://www.ignatiuswildcats.com/news_article/show/874728