San Marino High School will send three wrestlers to the CIF State Championship match this weekend at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield after ten grapplers qualified for the last weekend’s Masters Meet, which was held at Cerritos College in Norwalk. Koa Ruiz (9th place, 113 lbs.), Beau Perez (3rd place, 138 lbs.) and Luka Wick (2nd place, 145 lbs.) all advanced and have a shot at a state championship after finishing in the requisite final nine of each weight class. 160 pounder Josh Trumbull was defeated by 11th ranked Collin Nicholson of Trabuco Hills by a final score of 6-5, dropping Trumbull into tenth place and out of the State competition.
Wick, who is ranked #3 in the state, suffered his only loss to 2nd ranked Cael Valencia of St. John Bosco by a final score of 5-3 in what could have been a preview of this weekend’s championship match.
In the CIF Southern Section Girls individual finals, Ally Arrington and Tilly Garcia fought hard but were unable to advance to this weekend’s State Championships.
Ten Titans qualified for Masters on the strength of their performances in the CIF Southern Section North Region individual finals at Brea Olinda High School.
Champions included Ally Arrington (girls’), Koa Ruiz, Luka Wick, and brothers Caleb and Kurt Trumbull. Beau Perez finished second, Raul Jimenez placed third, Tilly Garcia (girls’) and Josh Trumbull each claimed 4th place and Devyn Che came in fifth, all qualifying for the next level of competition.
In the boys’ team competition, the Titans garnered 212 points to finished second in the region behind Villa Park, who won the title with 256-1/2.