Luis Negeriros just keeps winning, despite the fact that he’s not in the greatest of physical shape. Just think what will happen when he finally does round into shape.
On Saturday afternoon at Garden Spot High School, Negeriros claimed the 182-pound weight-class title at the Lancaster-Lebanon League Wrestling Championships. Winded and not in top physical condition, Negeriros defeated Garrett Fittery of Manheim Central 8-5 in the final bout at 182.
Against Fittery, Negeriros went to work in the second period and scored a take-down 30 seconds into the period. He ended the stanza with a 6-4 advantage, then outscored Fittery 2-1 in the final period.
Negeriros had reached the championship bout with a 3-0 shut out of Manheim Township senior Carter Hasson in their semifinal bout at 182 pounds. After receiving a bye, the top-seeded Negeriros decisioned Isiah Gantt of Conestoga Valley 14-7 in the quarterfinals.
Negeriros’ had returned to the Vikings’ lineup just three weeks prior, after recovering from an injury sustained during the football season. Going forward, Negeriros has a bright postseason future, but one that will hinge on how quickly he can get back into wrestling shape.
- Jeff Falk