Reagan Boys Varsity Wrestling took 3rd Place out of 23 Teams at the Charger Classic Saturday with a Team Score of 210 points. Juniors Zarek Hernandez and Amir Mussali took FIRST PLACE in their respective 113# and 138# Weight Classes for a combined 75.5 Team points. Hernandez went 5-0 with 4 pins and 1 tech-fall; Mussali went 4-0 with 4 pins. Senior Ethan Morin (145#), Sophomore Blake Jensen (182#) and Freshman Jimmy Benne (120#) put together 66 Team points, each earning FOURTH PLACE. Morin and Benne both went 3-2 with 3 pins, and Jensen went 3-2 with 2 pins and 1 major decision.
Reagan Girls Varsity took 11th out of 23 Teams with strong performances from the 7 ladies – impressive considering the Rattlers have 3 weight classes open with no wrestlers. Junior Addison Garcia contributed 16 of the total 43 Team points with her SECOND PLACE finish. Garcia went 4-1 with 2 pins and 2 decisions.
Junior Varsity came up big time Friday night with 11 wrestlers bringing home the hardware in the Madison Style brackets. Noah Folsom (124-128#), Ian Lassandro (150-153#), Koleman Powell (132-135#) and Dominique Sanchez (120-127#) all took home FIRST PLACE. Folsom, Powell and Lassandro went 3-0 with 3 pins and Sanchez went 3-0 with 2 pins and 1 decision. Nick Castillo (114-120#), Myles Pryor (120-127#) and Chase Trinkle (117-123#) brought home SECOND PLACE medals. Castillo went 2-1 with 2 decisions, Pryor went 2-1 with 1 pin and 1 decision, and Trinkle went 2-1 with 1 pin and 1 major decision. Gage Pfeifer (85-113#) took THIRD PLACE, going 3-1 with 3 pins, battling back from a 1st round loss. Joel Cardenas (132-135#), Jonathan Rivera (138-148#) and Josh Stephan (124-128#) each brought home FOURTH PLACE. Cardenas and Rivera went 2-2 with 2 pins and Stephen went 2-2 with a pin and a decision.
A great start to the season for the Rattlers! Next up for Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls is Clemens and Beeville Tri-Dual on Wednesday at 8:00am at Clemens High School – Strike ‘Em!