The Kimball High wrestling team finished its series of Valley Oak League dual matches with a pair of wins on Wednesday at East Union High, logging a 44-33 win over East Union and a 54-30 win over Manteca High.
Kimball coach Tyler Mullen said that it was a strong showing for the Jaguars considering that Kimball forfeited four individual matches in each dual match. It puts Kimball at 5-2 in Valley Oak League duals, with losses earlier in the season to Oakdale and Sierra.
Sophomore Kaiona Caspillo (106) and seniors Robbie Delgado (113) and Trent Nicholson (152) each won by pin in both of their matches. Seniors Michael Stephens (132) and Matt Cooper (220) also won two matches each, each with a pin and each with a major decision.
Also winning with pins were freshman Josh Grande (120) and sophomore David Gonzalez (138) against East Union, and freshman Caleb Wright (170), junior Reese Chew (138) and senior Jeremiah Salud (160).
Chavez 39, Tracy 30
Tracy High’s wrestling team took a loss in the Bulldogs’ fourth dual match of the San Joaquin Athletic Association season on Wednesday , putting Tracy at 1-3 in SJAA duals with one more upcoming match Wednesday at Bear Creek High in Stockton.
Tracy’s match against Chavez was close, starting with the upper-middle weights, through the heavy and light weight classes, with Chavez ahead 25-24 with four matches left. The Titans won two by major decision and another with a second-period pin, and the night ended with Tracy junior Tomaz Landeros pinning Gabriel Gonzalez in 1:59 in the 154-pound weight class.
Also winning by pin for Tracy were junior Noah Blackwell (160), senior Jap Gill (182) in 2:46 and senior Alex Warner in 2:50. Tracy won another by forfeit.
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