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Gamboa wins at Zinkin Classic

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Madera’s 132-pounder Daniel Ruiz places second at Clovis tournament

Out of the 21 wrestlers in the 182-pound weight class of the Zinkin Classic, it was Madera junior Alec Gamboa who rose to the top.

With a thrilling double overtime win over nemesis Austin Flores of Clovis North, Gamboa won the title in his respective weight class and helped the Coyotes place seventh overall at Buchanan-Clovis.

The Coyotes also got big finishes from 132-pound senior Daniel Ruiz, who advanced to the finals and took second overall while senior Roy Powell was sixth in the heavyweight (285-pound) class.

While three-time state champ Clovis won the event, Madera finished in the top 10 with 94.5 points at Saturday’s tournament...


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