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Wednesday, Dec 18 2013 06:00 AM

Wrestlers compete at Chukchansi Tehachapi finishes in top 30 at Tourney in Madera

Mountain Wrestling season recently got underway with the Warriors participating in the Chukchansi Tournament in Madera this past weekend.

Tehachapi took 25th place overall out a field of 57 teams, with Vacaville taking first place, followed by Gilroy, Hermiston, Bakersfield, Sanger, Victor Valley, Clovis East, Madera, Madera South and Frontier rounding out the top 10.

In the lower weight classes for the Warriors, Bo Perez won his first bout by pin (0:41) over a wrestler from Tranquility. In the 113 pound weight class, after receiving a bye in the first round, Arturo Mesa won a second round bout over a wrestler from Sunnyside with a pin (2:56). At 120 pounds, Garrett Janney and Tommy Mace-Radon competed, with Janney recording a 12-7 decision off a Monta Vista wrestler and a pin (4:44) off a Mt. Whitney wrestler in the consolation round.

At 132 pounds, Fletcher Allen had a first round bye and won his second round bout over a Redwood wrestler by pin (2:53). Allen also recorded a pair of decisions in the consolation bracket with a 7-4 win over Stockdale wrestler and a 6-1 victory over a wrestler from El Diamante. Kevin Arevalo competed for the Warriors at 138 pounds, winning an 8-1 decision over a wrestler from Kerman in the first round. Jacob Arevalo also competed at 138 pounds for Tehachapi.

Lance Stone competed in the 145 pound weight class for the Warriors, winning a 6-3 decision in the first round over a wrestler from Las Plumas and a pin (4:17) over a wrestler from Centennial in the second round. Andrew Lindsey also competed for Tehachapi at 145 pounds.

Thomas Duran highlighted Tehachapi's effort in the Tournament with a sixth place finish at 160 pounds, winning his first round match over an opponent from Hanford 12-1 and winning by pin (1:45) over a Kerman opponent in the second round. Duran went on to record a 12-4 decision over a Gilroy wrestler in the third round and a pin (1:23) over a Central wrestler to reach the semifinals, eventually taking sixth place overall.

The Warriors also recently competed in the Rumble for the Rig Tournament in Bakersfield this past month with Thomas Duran (160 pounds) taking third, Lance Stone (152 pounds) taking fourth, and Mitchell Marquez (152 pounds) finishing in fifth. Arturo Mesa (113 pounds) also participated in the Jayvee Cotton Classic in Shafter earlier this month, taking third place.

Tehachapi will next be in action in a dual meet against Frontier this Saturday in Bakersfield, starting at 9 a.m. 2013 Tehachapi Wrestling Team

106 LBS -- Bo Perez

113 LBS -- Arturo Mesa

120 LBS -- Garrett Janney, Thomas Mace-Radon

126 LBS -- Jackson Caudle, Morgan Maiden

132 LBS -- Fletcher Allen, Kevin Arevalo

138 LBS -- Jacob Arevalo, Colby Batson, Andrew Lindsey

145 LBS -- Mitchell Marquez, Lance Stone

152 LBS -- Sam Evans, Zach Minton, Jacob Stout, Dean Hoisington

160 LBS -- Thomas Duran, Marvin Fernandez, Jordan Haubruge

170 LBS -- Markus Jensen

182 LBS -- Doug Buckley

220 LBS -- Christian Terle

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