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November 26, 2022

Wrestling | Gonzales Spartans stay busy with back-to-back tournaments

GONZALES — Wrestling season for the Gonzales Spartans is in full affect, as they continue to stay busy entering in two tournaments in back-to-back weekends.

The first tournament was the Ed Ferrell Classic at Harbor High School in Santa Cruz. Many Gonzales wrestlers just missed out on taking first place.

The following Spartan wrestlers placed: Anthony Cisneros, third at 106 pounds; Gracie Leon, third at 112-116 pounds; Natalia Villalobos, third at 117-127 pounds; Dominique Montiel, second at 220 pounds; and Carlos Alvarez, third at 285 pounds.

On Dec. 11, Gonzales hosted the Spartan Winter Crucible, with 10 teams and more than 175 wrestlers participating in the tournament. Both varsity girls and JV boys performed.

Gonzales had several medalists, including Natalia Villalobos, who placed third at 121 pounds.

For JV boys, Jose Viorato placed first at 152 pounds; Victor St. John, third at 182 pounds; Dominique Montiel, second at 220 pounds; Carlos Alvarez, second at 285 pounds; and Andrew Zarate, third at 285 pounds.

Gonzales wrestler Victor St. John competes against a player from Palma at the Spartan Winter Crucible on Dec. 11. St. John placed third at 182 pounds for the JV boys team. (Larry Rodriguez/Contributed)
Jason Gallardo
Jason Gallardo is the sports reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers high school sports for South Monterey County.

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