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It's Calvary Chapel's Time of Year

Wrestling: Eagles go for another state championship with eight qualifiers.


Santa Ana Calvary Chapel will try to win its sixth state wrestling title in eight years when the Eagles compete in the state championship meet this weekend at University of the Pacific in Stockton.

Michael Simpson of Huntington Beach Brethren Christian, who won the 119-pound division last year, is the only returning champion from the Southland. Competing at 125 pounds this season, he won that division at the Southern Section Masters meet last weekend at Fountain Valley High.

Simpson is one of 112 wrestlers from the Southern Section who qualified for the state championships by finishing in the top eight in 14 weight classes at the Masters meet.

Fourteen wrestlers from City Section schools qualified by winning titles at last week's City championship meet at University High.

Poway is the defending state champion.

Calvary Chapel leads Southern Section schools with eight qualifiers, including four champions.

City Section champion Woodland Hills El Camino Real leads City schools with seven qualifiers. Runner-up San Fernando has four.

Masters meet and City Section meet champions among the competitors are:

103 pounds: Orlando Galvan (Anaheim Loara), Josh Berg (Woodland Hills El Camino Real).

112: Zeke Trevino (Santa Fe Springs Santa Fe), Joseph Michel (San Fernando).

119: Rick Guzman (Covina Northview), Edward Lemos (El Camino Real).

125: Michael Simpson (Huntington Beach Brethren Christian), Jason Rico (San Fernando).

130: Ricky Garcia (Santa Fe), Ryan Umali (El Camino Real).

135: Adam Benitez (Santa Ana Calvary Chapel), Walter Espinal (Bell).

140: Glen Eastes (Kern Valley), Moshe Levi (El Camino Real).

145: Adam Bones (Calvary Chapel, Jose Puentes (Los Angeles University).

152: Fidel Archuleta, (Calvary Chapel), Aaron Wyner (El Camino Real).

160: Andy Tufnell, (Calvary Chapel), Willy German (San Fernando).

171: Chris Lopez, (Northview), Andreik DeLeon (El Camino Real).

189: Francisco Gamboa (Irvine University), Jamar Cargo (El Camino Real).

215: Blake Lobel (Diamond Bar), Arthur Bryan (North Hills Monroe).

275: Allen Kennett (Lakewood Mayfair), Ken Enriquez (San Fernando).

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