WRESTLING: Ola High captures gold and some history in state wrestling tournament (copy)

Amani Jones has been impressive all year and put her name once again in the record books this week.

McDONOUGH — As with every year in wrestling, local athletes descend upon Fargo for the Cadet and Junior National Championship wrestling tournament.

Over 375 entries in the women’s division highlighted the journey of Ola High’s Amani Jones.

Jones battled through the gauntlet to become the second 16U women’s freestyle National Champion (the first was Hailey Horton in 2014).

“We are so proud of Amani,” Ola head coach Joey DiNino said. “She puts in countless preparation hours at her training facility, the Compound. This is a big milestone for our wrestling community and the Compound. It proves it can be done.”

Jones isn’t the only Ola wrestler that experienced off-season success this year. Sam Harris was one win away from earning All-American status in the 16U Greco Roman National Championships in Fargo. Harris was an NHSCA freshman national runner-up in March.

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