Tiger wrestlers off to a good start at California State Wrestling Tournament

Updated 8 years ago By Ed Martin, Editor
Angel Solis, wrestling in last week's Masters in Lemoore.
Angel Solis, wrestling in last week's Masters in Lemoore.

Lemoore High School’s Gary Joint, the state’s top-ranked wrestler at 126 pounds, and 182-pound Angel Solis are off to a good start at the 2016 California State Wrestling Championships being held in Bakersfield this weekend. Both Joint and Solis won their first matches and are in the quarterfinals, just three wins away from a state title.

Joining Joint in the winner's circle so far is Solis, who won his opening match Friday afternoon against Carter High School's Jacob Lopez, 9-2. Solis then defeated Mark Chaid, of Archbishop Mitty High School, in the next round. Solis had a preliminary bye.

The semis and finals will be held Saturday at Rabobank Arena.

Joint opened with a 7-0 victory over Brea Olinda’s Ryan Gutierrez and then defeated Jose Mejia in the second round 15-0 and technical fall. He then defeated Gilroy High’s John Fox 7-5 in the third round. His next match, to earn a spot in the semi-finals, will be against Oakdale's Ricky Torres.


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