Pasadena Wrestler Awarded Harvard Scholarship

April 05, 1991|By Staff report

Mount St. Joseph wrestler Khris Reina, a Pasadena resident, has accepted a partial scholarship to Harvard University.

The scholarship will cover two-thirds of the $24,000 it would cost Reina annually to attend Harvard.

Reina compiled an overall 118-23-1 record in four seasons at Mount St. Joseph, where he was a three-time Maryland Scholastic Association champion and a four-time champ in the Archbishop Curley Catholic Tournament.

He also maintained a 3.83 grade-point average and scored 1210 on his Scholastic Aptitude Test. Reina plans to major in civilengineering at Harvard.

"Several other recruits were rejected butKhris was among the only ones to get in," said his mother, Kathy. "He naturally weighs about 152 pounds, so his coach is talking about bulking him up to wrestle 160."

A senior co-captain for the Gaels this year, Reina went 27-5-1 wrestling at 135 and 140 pounds and completed the season as the Maryland State Wrestling Association's No. 3-ranked 140-pounder. He also was selected to The Sun's All-Metro squad.

Reina's accomplishments this year included his second runner-up finish in the National Prep tournament, where he dropped a 2-1 decisionto St. Stephen's two-time prep champion Kalil Abdul-Malik.

Reina,who was fourth in last year's National Prep tournament, also battledOld Mill's Class 4A/3A state champion Brent Layman to a draw in the postseason senior All-Star Classic.

"His overall record probably put him in the top 10 (of Mount St. Joseph's all-time win list)," saidGaels coach Paul Triplett.

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