Paso Robles wrestling team has strong showing in Mid-Cal event

Bearcats finish second in tournament by one point

sports@thetribunenews.comJanuary 19, 2013 

The Paso Robles High wrestling team barely lost out on the team championship at the Mid-Cal Classic Tournament in Gilroy on Saturday night. 

Turlock edged Paso Robles 310.5 points to 309.5 for the team title. Gilroy and Palma tied for third with 238.5 points.

For Paso Robles, Kameron Morones at 108 pounds and Kevan Garcia at 154 both finished second  in their weight class.

Garcia pinned his semifinal opponent in 26 seconds for his fourth consecutive pin of the tournament before losing a 5-1 decision in the finals.

Morones had a 13-11 sudden victory decision in the semifinals but lost a 10-2 major decision in the finals.

Robby Standley (115) lost in the quarterfinals, but then rallied to win straight elimination matches to finish third, capped off with an 11-1 major decision win in the consolation semifinals and a 14-0 major decision to finish third.

Colton Madrigal (172) and Jimmy Pacheco (197) also finished in third place. Madrigal won his consolation final by an 8-4 decision, and Pacheco clinched third with a pin at 2:33.

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Atascadero finished in sixth place out of 61 schools for the highest local finish at the tournament hosted by Morro Bay.

Individually for the Greyhounds, Cruz Mendoza (106) and Hunter Stemper (182) finished third in their weight classes. Seth Burchfield (160) and Ryan Lombardi (170) both finished sixth. Keifer Ketterle (132) finished eighth.

Andrew Unks (285) from Morro Bay finished second after losing a 5-2 decision in the finals.


Flintridge Prep 61, Mission Prep 47

With the loss, the Royals fall to 13-7 on the season.

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