From Coach Tim Hess
Congratulations to the Cougar Wrestling Team for their performance at the MVAL Finals on Saturday at Irvington High School.
The Cougars had six MVAL Champions and qualified eight wrestlers to compete at the North Coast Section Wrestling Championships on Feb. 24-25 at Newark Memorial HS.
NM's MVAL champions included:
- Jake Smith (126) who defeated Logan's Artemio Flores 5-0
- Jacob Pratt (138) pinned American's Tyler La
- Trevor Hubby (145) pinned Logan's Rolan Bautista
- Anthony Rubio (152) won by injury default over Logan's Sarbjit Sepla
- Victor Pereira (160) won by tech fall over Logan's Gurbinder Kang and
- Elmer Hamidy (285) defeated Logan's Joe Lacomba 1-0.
For Pratt and Hamidy, this was their 2nd MVAL Title, Rubio's 3rd, and Pereira's 4th. Patrick Craig (182) and Andrew Zeigler (195) placed 3rd and will also represent the Cougars at the NCS Championships.
The Cougar JV team also had some outstanding performances.
- Jacob Clausen-Collins (285), Ryan Van Damme (152) and Michael Lennon (132) each won a JV MVAL Title.
- Justin Galvez (132) and Adam Gonzales was 2nd, Jesse Cisneros 9152), Jose Fabian-Miranda (182), and Beny Nevarez (220) were 3rd.
Lisa Tan, Erica Contreras, and Melanie Silva all won MVAL Titles for the Lady Cougars.
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