Three Monterey County wrestlers finished in the top eight in their division following a second grueling day at the 2014 Midcals Tournament at Gilroy High.
The highest finisher was King City’s Oscar Covarrubias, who took fourth place in the 115-pound division.
Covarrubias went 4-2 overall in the tournament.
The King City High wrestler reached the winners bracket semifinals, getting three victories and one pin along the way, before losing to Paso Robles’ Kameron Morones 4-2.
Covarrubias followed his close loss with a 1-0 victory against Dos Palos’ Armando Pimentel, and he advanced to the consolation finals. Alvin Nguyen defeated Covarrubias 6-3 in the finals, leaving Covarrubias with fourth place.
The placing is Covarrubias’ second top-eight finish this season.
Gonzales High’s Kevin Soriano finished in seventh place in the 184-pound division.
Soriano went 6-2 over the two days.
In his final match of the day, Soriano needed overtime to defeat Morro Bay’s Christopher Maez 4-2.
Soriano had two pins and two overtime victories among his six wins.
Palma High’s Dominic Fratangelo finished in eighth in the 147-pound division.
Fratangelo started the second day of the tournament in the consolation bracket and won three matches in a row to get into the top-eight placing. All three of his second-day wins were by decision.
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Alvarez’s Brooke Lacuata took fifth place in the tournament, going 3-2.
Lacuata traded wins and losses throughout the day in the 108-pound division. In her last match of the day, she pinned Gridley’s Michael Curry in the second round.
Lacuata had two pins in the tournament.
Notre Dame’s Jenna Garcia went 4-1 in the 143-pound division to take third place. She had one pin and a technical fall decision when she won 15-0 over Milpitas’ Mabel Len.
In the third-place contest, Garcia defeated Ukiah’s Alyssa Roberts 8-1.