2 La Quinta wrestlers win in Las Vegas

2 La Quinta wrestlers win in Las Vegas


2 La Quinta wrestlers win in Las Vegas



The La Quinta High School wrestling team began their Christmas break in Las Vegas where they finished 15th overall out of 80 teams Saturday in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic.

The Blackhawks had two individual weight class champions. Roy Galvan won the 120-pound division by going 6-0. He is now a perfect 17-0 overall on the season.

Jesse Calderon (132) also finished 6-0, recording a pin in the final match.

La Quinta competes in the Corona tournament on Friday and Saturday.


PALM SPRINGS: The Indians had five medalists as they finished third out of 18 teams in the Beaumont tournament.

Noah Scott (106) and Mario Tapia (145) both went 4-0 to win their weight divisions.

Lorenzo Martinez (113) and Nick Eldert (170) placed third, while Cesar DeCasas took fourth in the 152-pound division.

Palm Springs cometes in the Riverside County Championships on Jan. 4.

DESERT MIRAGE: The Rams finished fifth overall in the 20-team Beaumont tournament.

Alejandro Navarro went 4-0 to win the 182-pound weight division. With his four pins, Navarro was selected as MVP of the upper division.

Jake Ceja (138) and Ramiro Velasquez (145) both placed second with records of 3-1 for Desert Mirage, which wrestlers in the Riverside County Championships on Jan. 4.

COACHELLA VALLEY: The Arabs had two wrestlers medal at an individual tournament in Brea. Angel Jauregui (152) and Ramses Demara (160) both placed fifth.


LA QUINTA: The Blackhawks went 2-0 in the Riverside Poly tournament to advance to the quarterfinals.

La Quinta defeated Apple Valley 3-0 before beating San Bernardino 2-0.

Against Apple Valley, Diego Picazo, Jared Ortiz and Aaron Garcia scored one goal apiece, while Aaron Martinez recorded seven saves.

Jesus Avalos and Victor Gonzalez scored against San Bernardino for the Blackhawks (8-1-1), who continue tournament play on Wednesday.

PALM SPRINGS: The Indians finished with two ties at the Riverside Poly tournament. Palm Springs and Jurupa Hills both scored two goals apiece in the first game, while the Indians tied Norte Vista 1-1 in the second contest.

After scoring two goals on Friday against La Quinta, Hugo Vinales scored one goal in each game to lead the Indians.

The other goal was came off the foot of a Jurupa Hills player.

Palm Springs (8-1-4) plays Eisenhower in the consolation quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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