By Luke Strickland
MACON — Forest Park High’s Kenen Uribe-Ochoa made school history over the weekend at the Georgia High School Association’s traditional state wrestling tournament.
Uribe-Ochoa became the first wrestler in school history to wrestle for a state championship, finishing second in the Class AAAAAA 120-pound division.
“Our team’s performance at sectionals last week set us up for success this week,” Forest Park coach Don Williams said. “Our team, but especially these six state qualifiers, worked hard all summer in our room, going to camps and buying into a dedicated work ethic that has proven successful not only for them, but for everyone that goes to work. Their daily technique training is proven and has produced results.
“Not only do we pour into these young men physically, but we have also had the opportunity to pour into them mentally and spiritually,” he continued. “We always break with ‘family on three.’ These men have blessed our coaching staff of Tomika Colon, Don Williams, John Bell and Jose Paz.”