Fri, Jan 31 2014 02:37 PM Posted By: Phillip Brents
The Hilltop Lancers and Chula Vista Spartans high school wrestling teams competed in last Saturday’s San Pasqual Invitational. The Lancers placed fifth in the 27-team tournament while the Spartans placed 11th.
Top performers for the two Metro Conference teams included Hilltop’s Xavier Plascencia (147) and Chula Vista’s Jaylon Candler (197), both with first-place finishes in their respective weight classes.
For Hilltop, other place-winners included Alberto Garcia (fourth, 128), Drake Madarang (fourth, 154), Seamus Beyerle (fourth, 162), Joseph Torres (sixth, 108), Giany Barbosa (sixth, 115) and David Velazquez (sixth, 197).
Chula Vista’s other place-finishers included Hui Wolfgramm (fourth, 222) and Chris Alonso (sixth, 147).
Mater Dei Catholic senior Sean O’Rourke (25-3) placed seventh at 138 pounds at the Temecula Valley Battle for the Belt tournament on Jan. 17-18. Joining him on the award stand was Otay Ranch’s Rasheed Farha, who placed seventh at 220 pounds. Otay Ranch finished 44th in the 76-deep team standings, followed by Eastlake (61st) and Mater Dei Catholic (65th).
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