LBHS Senior Jacori Teemer Places Third in World Wrestling Championships, Sets Big Goals for Current Season

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Long Beach High School senior Jacori Teemer achieved a third-place victory in the World Wrestling Championships. Held in Athens, Greece, over the weekend of Sept. 8, this competition placed Teemer against some of the most challenging contestants across the globe. 

Jacori won his first three matches, which included an opponent from Georgia that placed fifth in this event last year, one from Turkey, and another from Uzbekistan who holds the 2017 Asian Champion title. In the semi-finals, Jacori lost a tough 3-3 decision on criteria to a young man from Japan. In the bronze medal match, Teemer bounced back in a big way by pinning his opponent from South Africa to notch a medal. 

More goals are on the horizon for this season, as Jacori now has his eyes set on becoming the first five-time New York State Champion in Long Island history and only the second wrestler in the state to win five titles. He has verbally committed to attend Arizona State University next fall.