Wrestling: Two Jaguar wrestlers win gold in Los Banos
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Dec 27, 2012 | 1653 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kimball High wrestlers claimed two gold medals and a silver Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Morning Star Invitational at Los Banos High School.

The Jaguar team placed sixth of 35 teams with a score of 101.5. The tournament champion was Oakdale with a team score of 228.5.

Kimball junior Matt Cooper, wrestling in the 195-pound class, was first in his class after he won three matches by pin, including a third-round pin on Ricky Hertz of Bellarmine High in the championship match.

Senior Nate Pearlman (285) also took gold with three consecutive pins, including a first-round pin on Tony Lopez of Merced in the final.

Trent Nicholson (138), a junior, took second place in his class. He started with two pins, won his semifinal match with a technical fall and lost on a 7-3 decision to Jake Jacobson of Oakdale in the final.

Also medaling was senior Logan Finley (220), who went 2-2 and placed fifth in his class.

• Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.
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