The University Heights Academy wrestling team sent three grapplers to the prestigious Clinch Gear Prep School Slam over the weekend in Atlanta.

Wade Willen and Cameron Montgomery both earned top-eight finishes in the tournament.

Willen (126 pounds) and Montgomery (152) both advanced to the quarterfinals before losing.

Meanwhile, Dalton Putty (106) went 2-2 in the tournament, which included teams from California, Florida, New York, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.

“By far, this is the toughest tournament we wrestle all year, including the state tournament,” UHA coach Doug Willen said. “Every weight class is loaded with state champions and nationally ranked wrestlers from across the country. Our guys proved they are able to wrestle with the best. To make the final eight is quite an accomplishment.”

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