Competing against a field of 32 area schools in the annual Northern Region wrestling tournament, the Bishop Ireton Cardinals celebrated an eighth place finish last weekend.
Senior Andrew Lutterloh proved to be the turning point for Ireton, beating Annandale’s Ali Musa 2-1 to secure the Cardinals top-10 finish. While Musa fell narrowly to Lutterloh, his teammates helped Annandale finish second in the competition. Fauquier proved untouchable, winning the tournament handily.
Among Ireton’s standouts, Nick Womack earned a fourth-place finish and Darcy Gomez placed fifth. Mike Rodriguez and Andrew Bladen earned sixth-place finishes for the team as well.
But Lutterloh, the tournament champion, stole the show. He enjoyed two pins on the way to the title match with Musa. Lutterloh is the second Ireton wrestler to nab the individual title in as many years. Elliot Mondragon clinched the award in the 2010 tournament.