Senior standout wrestler says he wants to stay close to home.
Edgar Bright, St. Edward High School, recently gave University of Pittsburgh's wrestling program an oral commitment to attend the school. The Plain Dealer reported that Bright — who took second place in the state tournament at 132 pounds last season — picked the Panthers over Arizona State, Nebraska and Ohio State so he could stay close to home. Bright is expected to compete at 141 or 149 pounds at Pitt, according to the story.
Five wrestlers place, named All-Americans at national tournament in North Dakota.
For grapplers at St. Edward High School, wrestling is a year-round sport. At the Asics Cadet & Junior National Freestyle Tournament in Fargo, ND, last week, the Eagles placed five wrestlers. They were also named all-Americans. St. Edward Coach Greg Urbas arrived late Sunday night from North Dakota, but was able to catch up with Lakewood Patch. He said the tournament was split into two divisions: cadet for 15 and 16 year olds, and juniors, who are either seniors, or recent graduates. At 125 pounds, Edgar Bright became national champion in the cadet division, finishing in first place. Juniors Domenic Abounader (171) took third place as a cadet; Mark Martin (160) took fourth place in the junior division; Markus Scheidel (135) took sixth place…