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February 21, 2012 > Boy's Wrestling: Cougars perform well at MVAL finals

Boy's Wrestling: Cougars perform well at MVAL finals

Submitted By Tim Hess
Photos By Mike Heightchew

Congratulations to the Cougar Wrestling Team for their performance at the MVAL Finals on Saturday, February 18 at Irvington HS. The Newark Memorial High School (NMHS) Cougars had six MVAL Champions and qualified eight wrestlers to compete at the North Coast Section Wrestling Championships on Feb 24-25 at NMHS.

Cougar 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 second MVAL Title, Rubio's third, and Pereira's fourth. Patrick Craig (182) and Andrew Zeigler (195) placed third 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 second, Jesse Cisneros 9152), Jose Fabian-Miranda (182), and Beny Nevarez (220) were third.

Lisa Tan, Erica Contreras, and Melanie Silva all won MVAL Titles for the Lady Cougars.

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