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Titans Slam Spartans, Close In On Rio Hondo Championship

GRUNT WORK: These Titan wrestlers work hard during San Marino’s dual meet win over La Cañada. ABOVE: Sean Han fights for leverage.

The San Marino High School varsity wrestling team defeated La Cañada on Tuesday, January 8 by a final score of 46-36 to improve to 3-0 in Rio Hondo League dual meet action after earlier wins over Monrovia and Hoover.

Santino Sanchez got things off to a rousing start with a pin in the 106 lb. weight class.

Freshman Koa Ruiz kept the momentum going with a pin at 120 lbs. The pin parade continued when Raul Jimenez (126 lbs.) and Devyn Che (132 lbs.) decked their opponents.

John Trumbull suffered a defeat at 136 pounds but Beau Perez snagged a victory via pin at 152 pounds.

Kurt Trumbull also decked his opponent at 160 pounds and Caleb Trumbull took a majority win at 170. Charlie Daves (182 pounds) and Matt Harlan (222 pounds) battles hard in their respective matches, but absorbed losses.

In individual action, Wick—just a sophomore—was the runner-up in the prestigious “Battle for the Belt” tournament which pits the best wrestlers in the west against one another.

San Marino will attempt to claim another Rio Hondo League championship on Tuesday, January 22 when South Pasadena visits for a 4:30 p.m. dual match. The Titans will be honoring seniors Beau Perez, Charlie Daves, Kurt Trumbull and Daniel Manolesco for their contributions and dedication to the San Marino High School wrestling program.

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