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May's Wrestler of the Month: Angel Garcia

BTSPhilly   |   Jun 5, 2017

Angel Garcia has been following up a tremendous regular season, with an even better offseason. The Marianna Bracetti Academy freshman put together a 33-11 record while winning a public league title, taking third in the district, and third in the region. His season ended one win away from qualifying for the state tournament. While many wrestlers take time a break after the season, Angel continued practicing and worked on improving his technique. Angel put his skills to the test by competing in some of the best offseason wrestling tournaments in the country. In March, he took 7th place to earn All-American honors at NHSCA Freshman Nationals in Virginia Beach. A month later he placed 4th in the prestigious War at the Shore tournament, falling to the eventual champion 1-0 in the semi-finals. Then in May he found himself on top of the podium in both Freestyle and Greco Roman at the Pennsylvania State Tournament. His performance there qualified him to train at the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center, and also earned himself a spot on Team Pennsylvania at Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota, later this summer. Angel’s impressive off season performances have earned him the May Wrestler of the Month honors.