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Richie Bliss (No. 7 @ 103) Reaches Milestone at Florida State Tournament

19 Feb Posted by in Florida Wrestling | Comments
Richie Bliss (No. 7 @ 103) Reaches Milestone at Florida State Tournament

Richie Bliss (No.7 @ 103) reached a rare milestone with back-to-back pins to be the first Hernando County grappler in 37 years to not only collect 100-plus wins, but collect 100 pins.

On Friday, Bliss opened the meet with a 2:51 flattening over Pace junior Jacod Siyufy.

In the second match, Bliss built a 14-0 lead before folding Mater Academy freshman Yancarlos Guerra in 3:22.

“It’s pretty big to set a new record,” smiled the 18-year-old Bliss after extending his current win streak to 18 in a row. “I felt like I needed to a break sweat. Winning today makes tomorrow a little easier. Right now, I’m feeling pretty good.”

Bliss (43-1 overall, 31 pins), the two-time defending state champion, faces Melbourne sophomore Joe Miucco (35-1 overall) a win away from reaching his third straight state final.

For Complete Article by Tony Castro, Hernando Today