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...