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Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

 

March 28, 2020

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Standing on the KCWA Podium are first place medalists Phillip Coates and Marcus Coates.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club started their Freestyle and Greco Roman season with the Kern County Wrestling Association. Arvin Grizzlies hosted the "Grizzlies Olympic Year Countdown" with kids from five years old to high school competing in the two Olympic styles of wrestling. TVWC had 10 of their wrestlers taking it to the mat with five winning their age group and weight class. Earning a first place medal were: Phillip Coates 8U 45 pounds, Marcus Coates 8U 49-A pounds bracket, Noe Mesa 8U 49-B pounds, Gabriel Mesa 8U 53 pounds and Jake Brown 10U 45 pounds .

First year wrestlers and competing in their first competition were Jayden Mendoza third place in the 8U 85 pound bracket and Cohen Abromovich with fifth place at 10U 73 pounds. Other TVWC wrestlers placing were Drake Lightner 8U 45 pounds third place, Maddox MacLachlan fourth at 10U 50 pounds and Michael Brown third in the 12U 76 class. TVWC wrestlers competing in the Greco-Roman event were Jayden Mendoza second at 8U 85 pounds. Jake Brown second 10U 45 pounds, Michael Brown second at 12U 80 pounds and Maddox MacLachlan third place at 10U 50 pounds. Coach Marcus Coates said, "it was great having some of the kids win their brackets with all Pins and Technical Pins."

Like many other sporting events KCWA will be suspending their season during the Coronavirus crisis and hope to be hosting events soon. For more info on TVWC and joining please contact Curtis Nelson (661) 557-1366.

 
 

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