wrestling

Jake Brown proudly shows his first-place awards at Cal Republic Super State with Coach Curt Nelson.

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.