Waynesburg’s Welsh, Seneca Valley’s Herrera-Rondon earn All-American honors at Fargo

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 12:59 PM


The Pennsylvania Freestyle wrestling team captured the Cadet National Championship at Fargo, N.D. over the weekend.

Waynesburg freshman Rocco Welsh and Seneca Valley junior Alejandro Herrera-Rondon earned medals for the Keystone squad.

Welsh defeated Garrett Grice of Nebraska, 12-2, to capture the fifth-place medal at 120 pounds.

Herrera-Rondon, a two-time PIAA Class AAA champion, defeated Eli Rocha of Missouri, 10-5, in the 126-pound seventh-place match

It was the second consecutive year Team Pennsylvania won the title. The team had 12 All-Americans and two champions.

The winners were Stroudsburg’s Leonard Pinto at 170 pounds and St. Joseph Catholic’s (State College) Kolby Franklin at 220.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Paul by email at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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