The Turlock Youth Wrestling Club wrapped up their 2015-2016 season this by remaining one of the area’s top wrestling clubs in folkstyle, freestyle and Greco styles.
They had a season that saw them travel from Arizona to Oklahoma, had multiple state and national champions, and placed third as a team in the 8 and under division at the Reno Worlds Wrestling Tournament.
“Most of the athletes in the Turlock Wrestling Club have been with the program for several years now, and are used to the grind of the long season,” said Turlock coach Lucas Solarez. “They are all very dedicated to the sport of wrestling, working out five days a week with tournaments most weekends.”
Eight-year-old Jeremiah Bertalotto (70) and 10-year-old Lillian Freitas (110) were Reno Worlds Champions, while Dominic Luna, Isaiah Bertalotto, and Mason Ontiveros all placed third in their respective weight classes.
The team also had three regional qualifiers in Adrian Heras, William Giron and Lillian Freitas.
The tournament will take place in Pocatello, Idaho and will begin this weekend.
“We will be leaving on Saturday for the regional’s tournament,” said Solarez.
Heras is a Greco and freestyle state champion. Giron has been one of the top contenders in his weight class all season and Freitas is a triple-crown winner, meaning she is a state champion in folkstyle, freestyle and Greco.
“Freitas is also a Reno Worlds champion and the second girl to ever accomplish this title in the boys’ division, which is special,” said Solarez.
Heras, Giron and Freitas will also be moving on to Nationals, which will run from July 7 to July 9.
William Giron, Haley Ward, and Adrian Harris will all be Turlock High School for the 2016-2017 school year, and hope to break the varsity lineup as freshmen said Solarez.
“I have been coaching these kids approximately seven years and I hope they do very well in high school and make a college team so I can watch them in the NCAA Wrestling Championships. All three of these kids are very smart, well-rounded kids,” said Solarez.
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