Jason Smith (football)

Glenelg, South River share 3A/4A East regional wrestling tournament title

Glenelg, South River share 3A/4A East regional wrestling tournament title

South River trailed Glenelg by six points after all four of the Gladiators’ finalists won at Saturday’s 3A/4A East regional tournament at Northeast High School, and Seahawks coach John Klessinger had a decision to make.

Should he tell his heavyweight Brendan Woody that he needed to pin his opponent in order for the Seahawks to share the regional title, or should he let him focus on simply wrestling his match?

“My assistant coach told me I had to tell him,” Klessinger said. “He’s a senior, he’s been here before, and he responded.”

Woody pinned Reservoir senior Tyler Ecker in 3 minutes, 12 seconds to secure the fall and give South River a...

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