Youth earns second place in wrestling nationals
Many fine young wrestlers have gone through the New Milford Wrestling Association.
One grappling peer who opted to compete this past season with the Danbury Youth Wrestling Association is 10-year-old Javon Priar.
Javon spent the past school year attending fourth-grade at Sarah Noble Intermediate School and dedicating his athletic talents for a fourth straight season to the DYWA program.
This season, Javon competed May 5-6 in the MAWA Eastern Nationals in Salisbury, Md. having made the cut alongside about 1,400 other young wrestlers who had survived nationwide competition at 34 district sites.
Entered as a fourth seed, Javon went unbeaten to advance to the championship finals.
The New Milford grappler lost his final match but claimed the runner-up spot in the 80-pound weight class.
"To even make it to the MAWA Eastern National wrestling championships is a great achievement," praised his mother, Tiffany Cole, "let alone place in the top two."