Two wrestlers from Atascadero High, one from Paso Robles and one from Morro Bay will take the mat today with a spot at the state meet on the line after winning their matches Friday at the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet in Ontario.
Cruz Mendoza and Karson Block advanced for the Greyhounds, Zach Holmes is still alive for the Bearcats, as is the Pirates’ Chris Maez.
Wrestling at 106 pounds, Mendoza went 4-1 Friday, pinning two of his opponents. Block won his first three matches at 195 pounds before falling in the quarterfinals.
Holmes (152 pounds) also went 3-1 and pinned his final opponent in 30 seconds.
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After being pinned by his first opponent, Maez (182) came back to pin his next opponent and win his final bout of the day, 15-3.
If either Maez, Mendoza, Block or Holmes win today, they will be one of the 36 wrestlers in their weight class to compete at the state meet.
Richard Beecham (145) from Morro Bay, Michael Renner (195) from Nipomo and Ryan Lombardi (160) from Atascadero were eliminated Friday.
Jimmy Pacheco (195), Trevor Torres (126) and Kameron Morones (120), all wrestling for the Bearcats, also did not advance.
Chirman, Wesner pentathlon swimming winners
Travis Chirman won the 100-yard individual medley for Morro Bay in 1 minute, 0.26 seconds and the 50 backstroke in 27.90 seconds en route to becoming the overall boys winner at the Los Padres League Pentathlon.
Austin Simpson of Nipomo took second overall, and Joel Wilkie from Morro Bay came in fourth.
Wilkie won the 50 breaststroke in 32.16.
Marina Wesner from Templeton won the girls pentathlon. Morro Bay’s Torrey White came in fifth.