Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club


January 5, 2019

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Michael Murillo and Jake Brown.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club took a small group to one of Central Valley Youth Wrestling Association toughest tournaments, the California Republic. TVWC traveled to Corcoran, Calif. on Dec. 15 and 16 to challenge their wrestlers.

First year wrestler Jake Brown competed and won top honors in the 8 and under 46-pound Division. Also finishing with first place honors was 12 and under 158-pound competitor, Michael Murillo. Michael pinned all four of his opponents in less than three minutes and earned the Outstanding Wrestler award for his age group. "It was great seeing two of our wrestlers place first and well-deserved for Michael to be O.W. for this event," said Coach Curtis Nelson.

Levi Hart wrestled his way into the finals and was runner-up for the 95-pound Middle School Division, Jairdan Medina finished third in the same class. Allison Willer placed third in the Girls K-2 56-pound Division. Noe Mesa finished fourth for the 6 and under 44-pound class. Owen Schneider 8 and under 54-pound, Gabriel Mesa 6 and under 48-pound and Reese Hart, Middle School 102-pound all came home with fifth place medals. Kayden Gonzales ended the day with sixth place for the 10 and under 69-pound bracket. Ezekiel Cairns earned some important experience competing in the 6 and under 52-pound group.


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