Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club finished up its regular Folkstyle tournament schedule the last few weeks and are now headed into the post-season tournaments.
Bakersfield Jr. Drillers hosted the CVYWA Super Bowl Blitz Feb. 1.
Drake Lightner, K-1-, 44-pound division came home with the silver medal. Teammate Owen Schneider, competing in the 4-5 Grade, 62-pound class, also received the silver medal.
TVWC wrestled in the Cal Republic Super State event Feb. 8 in Delano. Jake Brown was the top placer for the team, winning his 2-3 grade 44 pounds bracket. Jake earned the second part of the 2-piece trophy series and another singlet.
“Jake wrestled well and had a strong opponent for the finals and won 4-0,” said Coach Curt Nelson.
Drake Lightner and Phillip Coates went 4th and 5th in the K-1- 44 bracket. TVWC’s 48-pounders, Noe Mesa, Drake Lightner and Marcus Coates, all competed in the K-1 Division. Noe Mesa ended the day with 5th. Also completing the day with 5th place position were Maddox MacLachlan, 2-3 grade – 53 pounds, Evan Lutgen, middle school 83 pounds, and Levi Hart, middle school 112-pound class. Kayden Gonzales, 4-5 grade, 82 pounds bracket and Reese Hart, 5-8 girls, 123 pounds group both earned bronze medals.
Also competing were Owen Schneider, Gabriel Mesa and Myles Bega.
TVWC will start its Freestyle season March 3 and is accepting new sign-ups. For more information, contact Curtis Nelson at 661-557-1366.
Curtis Nelson is head coach of TVWC.