Shorter wrestler Wally Figaro made the most of his first venture onto the international mat scene last week when the sophomore standout for the Hawks who was competing for Puerto Rico captured a Greco-Roman bronze medal at the Pan American Championships held in Panama City, Panama.
On Friday, when Wally Figaro competes in his first-ever international match, the Shorter sophomore wrestler will do so realizing the dream of representing his native country of Puerto Rico, as well as representing those who helped develop his passion and love for the sport.
The Hawks established themselves as the Peach State’s first-ever champions winning the inaugural Georgia Intercollegiate Championships, besting Life, Brewton-Parker College, Darton College and Truett-McConnell College.
The Shorter wrestling program participated in the 34th annual Midwest Classic hosted by the University of Indianapolis over the weekend. The Hawks were represented in seven weight classes over the two days of competition.
The Shorter University Wrestling Hawks will welcome Cumberland University for a dual meet to begin at 8 pm on Tuesday. This will be the first dual for the Hawks this season, with a few open tournaments under their belts as they begin the 2012 campaign.
The Shorter wrestling team attended its season-opening tournament, The Citadel Open, on Saturday at McAlister Field House. The event included over 275 wrestlers from 25 schools from around the Southeast region.