Ireton grapplers take silver

(Bishop Ireton High School)

Bishop Ireton’s wrestlers celebrated a second-place effort at the Capital Duals hosted by St. John’s over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

Fast on the heels of a silver medal finish at the Alexandria City Tournament, Ireton’s grapplers bested Sidwell Friends, Bullis and St. Mary’s Ryken during the course of that Saturday’s competition.

But the Cardinals came up short against Boy’s Latin in the championship round. The Maryland school beat Ireton 42-33 on the mat. Still, their performance was good enough to earn the Cardinals second place.

Cardinals Nick Womack, Andrew Bladen and Andrew Lutterloh each won all four of their matches.