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Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club had a busy weekend Feb. 22-23. They started the big weekend off with the CVYWA Masters competition at Corcoran, which combined qualifiers from the North and South Valley events.

Jake Brown was crowned champion in the 2-3 grade, 49 pound division. Gabriel Mesa battled his 2-3 grade, 55 pound bracket for a third place finish and Drake Lightner ended the day with a fourth place trophy for the K-1, 43 pound class. Others competing were Marcus Coates, Noe Mesa, Phillip Coates, Maddox MacLachlan, Michael Brown and Kayden Gonzales.

On Sunday, TVWC entered the Bakersfield College Gym to compete in the Kern County Wrestling Association Folkstyle Championships. Being victorious in their age groups and weight class were Gabriel Mesa 8U-53 pounds, Phillip Coates 8U-45 pounds, Noe Mesa 8U-49 pounds and Jake Brown 10U-49 pounds. Myles Bega 8U-56 pounds, Marcus Coates 8U-49 pounds, Maddox MacLachlan 10U-49 pounds and Drake Lightner 8U-45 pounds. All earned a silver medal. The 12 and under group were represented by Michael Brown 76 pounds (fifth place), Bill Fuller 86 pounds third place), Kayden Gonzales 76 pounds (fourth place). Levi Hart competed in the 16 and under, 112 pound division and finished with fifth place. TVWC finished third place as a team and eared a KCWA Team Banner Award. TVWC will be starting their spring program on March 3 and is open to new wrestlers. Contact Curtis Nelson at (661) 557-1366 for more information.