Nipomo High School senior wrestler Alexis “Crush” Garcia opened the CIF Girls Wrestling Championships with three-straight pins Friday at the Visalia Convention Center to earn a spot in the semifinals.
Garcia, wrestling in the 235-pound weight class, pinned Ukiah senior Kylee Winzler in the first round of and followed it up with a pin of Chico sophomore Serena Ferea. Both pins came in the first round.
In the final match of the day, Garcia took down Ventura High junior Katreena Gonzales with 33 seconds left in the first period and secured the pin 20 seconds later to move on to the semifinals.
The wins push the top-seeded Garcia’s record on the season to 36-0.
Garcia is coming off a dominant performance two weeks ago at the CIF-Southern Section Championships at Roosevelt High School in Corona with four pins in five matches.
Garcia will wrestle around noon on Saturday in the semifinal against McNair High junior Fuatino Moala.
The meet will conclude Saturday and can be viewed online at MySpectrumSports.com/livetv/cif-sports-live.
This story will be updated throughout the tournament.