The Tracy High wrestling team came from behind to beat Lodi, 43-34, at The Inferno on Thursday and stay unbeaten in league play.
Tracy improved to 4-0 in league play with the win, leaving the Flames in second place with a 3-1 record.
The defending San Joaquin Athletic Association champions’ comeback was fueled by 215-pound freshman Chad Fraga, who defeated Curtis Jackson, 11-9, in overtime to tie the match at 24-all.
Fraga was behind 9-2 entering the third period but came back with reversals and penalties on Jackson to tie the match at nine before the end of regulation. Fraga then got a quick point in overtime to win the match.
“I was impressed with Chad’s win,” Tracy coach Darryl Rond said. “Overall, the team was solid.”
After Fraga seized the momentum, pins by 125-pounder Jacob Beaman, 130-pounder Khalid Azizi, 135-pounder Billy Strmiska and a 13-0 decision by 145-pounder Anthony DeAguero sealed the victory.
Azizi’s pin came late in the third.
“It was a big win for us,” said Rond, whose team recorded its second-straight win over the Flames. “We’re getting better because we have great coaches and a great staff. That’s why we’re undefeated.”
Next up for Tracy is their final home dual meet of the season, and their chance to record a second-straight SJAA title. The Bulldogs will play host to Franklin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.