(Photo top left) Alfredo Sanchez at 112 pounds (right) ended up winning this match by a pin at the Cardinal Challenge. (Photo top right) At 135 pounds, Marc Prado (left) won this match by a pin at the Cardinal Challenge meet last week. Gus Castillo (bottom photo) took first place at 103 pounds in last week’s Cardinal Challenge. Above, Castillo prepares to flip his opponent for a pin.

Cardinal wrestlers hit the mats last week, taking first in Cardinal Challenge

December 16, 2009

The Cardinal Challenge featured five teams last week, with Santa Paula coming out on top.

The Cards won 4-0, beating the visiting teams.  Santa Paula First Place finishers: Gus Castillo (103 lbs), Alfredo Sanchez (112 lbs), Marc Prado (135 lbs), Tyler Vandergeugten (160 lbs), Joe Camacho (215 lbs) and Michael Cable (Hvy).  Juan Trejo (189 lbs) took second place.

The Cardinal girls competed at the Pacifica Dual meet last Saturday.  Santa Paula place fifth out 20 teams taking part.  Santa Paula girls who placed were: Katie Black (114 lbs) 3-1-third place, Justine Jue (114 lbs) 4-1-second place, and Valerie Vega (122 lbs) 2-3-sixth place.

The girls are competing today in San Diego.

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