Members of the newly formed Eagle Wrestling Club arrived home in high spirits from their first tournament held Jan. 26 at Cerritos College in Norwalk.
Coach Bryan Lindsey, founder of the club, is instrumental in teaching children ages K through Grade 8 the art of the sport. The avenue of teaching the skills of wrestling promotes not only a team effort but also is a sport that comes down to individual ability as well.
The Tehachapi competitors attending the tournament, CAGWA California Super Tournament #7, proudly placed in their weight categories:
Sam Sherritt place 1st in the JV Novice 80 lb. weight class.
William Small placed 3rd in the Varsity Bantam 60 lb. weight class.
Jabari Ramos placed 3rd in the JV Novice 75 lb. weight class.
Brady Lindsey placed 4th in the Varsity Novice 130 lb. weight class.
Ben Small placed 5th in the Varsity Intermediate 80 lb. weight class.
Caleb Lindsey placed 5th in the Varsity Middle School 140 lb. weight class.
Abraham Gutierrez placed 6th in the JV Novice 95 lb. weight class.
Members also participating in this tournament were Tanner Love, Benjamin Mayorga and Laura Small.
Those members unable to make the tournament were Dean and Rue Lutge, Luke Maddox, Ethan Estrella, D J Collins and Brandon Medina.