MRH wrestler Romelle Person is 2nd in state: “No point in just playing with it”

Maplewood Richmond Heights wrestler, Romelle Person wasn’t happy with how his season ended last year, as a freshman — going well into the state championship bracket. He improved on that this year, making it to the championship match — taking second in Class 1. “I just thought that next year is my year, and every year after that,” Person said about his freshman finish. He began getting up at 4:30 a.m. every morning to run and weight-lift as soon as football season ended. “There’s no point in just playing with it; might as well go hard for it,” he said.

MRH video highlights winter sports; boys basketball, wrestling tourneys to begin soon

Maplewood Richmond Heights student Noah Snyder anchors a student-produced video on winter sports, featuring MRH standouts, junior, Chris Blocker (basketball) and sophomore, Romelle Person (wrestling). Blocker, in his first year of organized basketball, leads the metropolitan region in blocks and rebounds, according to the report. The Blue Devils stand at 14-8 with the regular season almost over. The district tournament begins Monday at host, Whitfield. Number 2 seed MRH will play 7-seed Principia (6-14) at 6:30 p.m. Number 6 seed Brentwood (12-8) plays 4-seed John Burroughs (5-14) at 5 p.m.

Romelle Person is undefeated in the regular season, including winning the Class 1 District 1 championship.

9 total: Brentwood, MRH wrestlers qualify for state meet

Six Brentwood and three Maplewood Richmond Heights wrestlers were among the top four in their weight categories at the Class 1 District 1 meet this weekend at Whitfield, qualifying them for the state meet next weekend at Missouri University, according to meet results in STL Today. Brentwood took fourth as a team with 104 points. MRH was seventh, with 74. For MRH, Ronald Stewart won the 106-pound weight with a major decision and Kar’Mel Brewer took fourth at 113. Blue Devil Romelle Person won a 7-4 decision over Brentwood’s Lucas Jones in the championship match at 120.