Rattler Varsity Wrestlers battled hard at the District Meet Wednesday and Thursday, February 5-6, with 7 wrestlers coming in the top 4 to advance to next week’s Regional Meet. Both the Boys Team and the Girls Team came in 7th place, scoring 126 and 47 points respectively. For the KSAT recap video and interviews, click here or copy and paste the link at the bottom of the article!
Junior Addison Garcia placed 1st in the 102# weight class going 2-0 with 2 pins. Garcia heads into Regionals with a 24-5 record.
Junior Zarek Hernandez placed 1st in the 106# weight class on his first tournament back since cracking his ribs early January. Hernandez went 3-0 for the tournament, winning by fall, major decision and decision. He goes into Regionals with a 28-2 record.
Junior Amir Mussalli placed 2nd in the 138#, going 2-1 for the tournament winning by pin and tech fall. Mussalli goes into Regionals with a 26-9 record.
Freshman Jimmy Benne placed 3rd in the 120# weight class, going 3-1 for the tournament with 2 major decisions and 1 tech fall. Benne heads into Regionals with a 34-13 record.
Sophomore Blake Jensen placed 3rd in the 170# weight class, going 3-1 for the tournament with a pin and 2 decisions. Jensen goes into Regionals with a 24-12 record.
Sophomore Alex Sierra placed 4th in the 126# weight class, going 3-2 for the tournament. Sierra won his 5th place match, which gave him the opportunity to challenge for 4th. After pinning his opponent to take the 4th place medal, Sierra heads into Regionals with a 15-20 record.
Senior Tyler Brode placed 4th in the 152# weight class, going 3-2 for the tournament. Brode had victories by pin, decision and no contest, and enters Regionals with a 26-16 record.
Regionals will be held Friday, February 14th at Blossom Athletic Center with the Finals being held on Saturday, February 15th. Times TBA. Come cheer on your Rattlers!
KSAT RUN DOWN: https://www.ksat.com/sports/2020/02/07/hs-wrestling-recap-district-14-6a-championships/