Courtesy of Eddie Cortez
Stallion Wrestling Club intermediate girls division wrestlers, from left, Eleina Cortez, Emma Martinez and Evelyn Cortez hold the team championship plaque they won on June 2 at the California USA Freestyle State Championship at Selland Arena.
The Stallion Wrestling Club recently participated in the California USA Freestyle State Championships and came away with the intermediate division’s girls state championship.
The club took 22 wrestlers to the event at Fresno Selland Arena on June 1-2 and 14 placed at the tournament.
“One of the many goals this program focuses on is creating opportunities for the kids of Madera,” coach Eddie Cortez said. “We want to be able to serve the youth during the ‘off season’ to enable them to grow as invidivuals and wrestlers. Our club age ranges from 5 years of age up to 14 at the moment.”
Stallion Wrestling Club coach Sal Gonzalez brought in Michigan State wrestling coach Chris Williams andwrestler Jaden Enriquez to host a two day camp last week.
“It is not usual for a coach of this caliber to come through Madera to hold a camp so it was truly an honor,” Cortez said.
Intermediate Girls Division
Evelyn Cortez 50 pounds, 5th place
Emma Martinez 55 pounds, 2nd place
Eleina Cortez 60 pounds, 4th place
Intermediate Boys Division
Anjelo Reyes 77 pounds, 3rd place
Novice Girls Division
Zailey Munoz 65 pounds, 5th place
Vivian Garcia 127 pounds, 2nd place
Novice Boys Division
Alex Salas 71 pounds, 6th place
Solemon Reyes 86 pounds, 8th place
Talen LaMattina 98 pounds, 6th place
School Boy Division
Aiden Salas 71 pounds, 6th place
Noel Garcia 83 pounds, 8th place
Pablo Adame 106 pounds, 7th place
Jayden Tadeo-Gosal 187 pounds, 7th place
Luke Cantu 250 pounds, 4th place