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Jaguar wrestling team celebrates senior night with dual meet win



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February 06, 2014
In the final dual meet of the season, the Valley Center varsity wrestling team honored its seniors and got its second win in a row, as the Jaguars picked up ten individual wins to down Del Norte 54–24. Before the meet, the team recognized seniors Lorenzo Gomez, Garrett Castner, Jorge Beltran, Matt McCaghren, Pat Culver, James Harvey, Ryan Villalobos and Jairo Diaz. When the meet began, Villalobos won by pin in 58 seconds to take the 126-pound match, while McCaghren won by fall in 1:30 in the 195-pound match and Richard Stehly pinned his opponent in 4:40 to win the 220-pound match. Meanwhile, Trevor Ryan won by technical fall, 21–6, to take the 132-pound match, James Harvey won by major decision, 12–4, in the 138-pound match, Castner won a major decision, 9–1, in the 182-pound match and Gomez won by technical fall, 20–5, in the Jaguar wrestling team celebrates senior night with dual meet win By Dan Kidder 285-pound match. "It's a great feeling to get a tech fall on senior night," Gomez said after the meet. "We've been successful this season because the new coaches and everyone on the team have been on the same page, and everybody's been working hard all year. I just want to finish strong in my senior year. My goal is to place in the top three in CIF, Masters, and hopefully State." "It was rough early in the season, but ever since we got back from the break, everything's been clicking," said head coach Wes Jones. "All our seniors wrestled really well, and our young guys have stepped up all season. It's great to get a couple of wins under our belt; it gives us momentum heading into the tournaments at the end of the season." The wrestling team will take part in the Holtville Tournament this weekend and then have a few weeks off before they participate in the Valley League tournament, the CIF tournament and the CIF Masters tournament.

Valley Center 54, Del Norte 24

106 - Armenta (VC) winner by Forfeit

113 - Beltran (VC) winner by Forfeit

120 - Ludwin (DN) Def. Navarro (VC) by Fall :40

126 -Villalobos (VC) Def. Ashton (DN) by Fall :58

132 - Ryan (VC) Def. Schillinger (DN) by Tech. 21-6

138 - Harvey (VC) Def. Dafoe (DN) by Major 12-4

145 - Moffitt (VC) winner by Forfeit

152 - Hashemipour (DN) Def. Culver (VC) winner by

Fall 1:40

160 - Mendoza (DN) winner by Forfeit

170 - Bulkin (DN) Def. Almeida (VC) by Fall :48

182 - Castner (VC) Def. Buccat (DN) by Major 9-1

195 - McCaghren (VC) Def. Shacjman (DN) by Fall 1:30

220 - Stehly (VC) Def. Lane (DN) by Fall 4:40

285 - Gomez (VC) Def. Godanken (DN) by Tech 20-5

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