HS Wrestling: Temecula Valley Wins the Riverside County Championship Tournament

The Golden Bears Dominate as Santiago Finishes a Distant Second

The defending Southwestern league Champion Temecula Valley put on an Wrestling exhibition over the weekend. The Varsity team crushed their opponents as they steam rolled to the Riverside County Championship over a field of 38 of the top teams from around the county.

The Golden Bears scored 293.5 points outdistancing second place Santiago who managed 258.5 points. Centennial was third (248.5), Roosevelt (228.5) fourth and Hillcrest (224) came in fifth place.

Temecula Valley’s Tyler Jorgeson (170) and Ryan Cosio (182) both won Gold medals at the tournament. Noah Graciano (152) and Dillon Johnson (132) both took silver. Ethan Pratt (113) placed third.

Michael Munoz (120) and Antonio Khanthasa (160) placed 5th in their weight classes. Ethan Gessel (106), Sam Atherton (126) and Mike Scarponi (145) took sixth place finishes. Jake Fortin (195) rounded out the Golden Bears scoring with a seventh place effort.

Meanwhile, the Temecula Valley junior varsity finished in 6th place in the Willemstein Memorial Tournament at Ontario High School. 

Individual Results

106 Ethan Gessel 6th

113 Ethan Pratt 3ed

120 Michael Munoz 5th

126 Sam Atherton 6th

132 Dillon Johnson 2nd

145 Mike Scarponi 6th

152 Noah Graciano 2nd

160 Antonio Khanthasa 5th

170 Tyler Jorgeson 1st

182 Ryan Cosio 1st

195 Jake Fortin 7th

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