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SRHS wrestlers place at tourney

SRHS wrestlers place at tourney

Scripps Ranch High School wrestler Mitchell Hallmark won the 115-pound title during the 45th annual Jim Londos Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Orange Glen High School on Jan. 11. Falcons Ryan Bethel placed third place at 128-pounds, Jun Melchior placed sixth place at 140-pounds and Nathan Viramontes finished in ninth place at 106-pounds.

The tournament is named for the late Jim Londos, who moved from Greece to Escondido and used to appear all over the country as a professional wrestler. The greatest thing about Londos is that he was very supportive of the wrestling teams in the Escondido area by helping out different wrestling programs and was a supporter of the sport. The “Golden Greek,” as Londos was called, passed away in 1975 and the community named the tournament the Jim Londos Invitational.

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