Dec 02, 2018
WHITTIER (12-01-2018) – Palomar won the Southern California Regional wrestling championship on Saturday at Rio Hondo College, led by three individual champions and 11 qualifiers for next week's CCCAA State Championships at Cerritos College.
Led by weight-class champions Raul Ortiz at 133 pounds, Mace Anderson at 165 and Nick Kimball at 184, coach Brody Barrios' Comets outdistanced runner-up Cerritos 152 points to 133 points.
The Comets and Falcons were followed in team scoring by third-place Mt. SAC (116 points), fourth-place Bakersfield (94.5 points), fifth-place West Hills-Lemoore (61.5 points), sixth-place Santa Ana (58 points), seventh-place East Los Angeles (50.5 points), eighth-place Cuesta (40 points), ninth-place Rio Hondo (35 points), 10th-place Moorpark (34.5 points) and 11th-place Victor Valley (8 points).
Ortiz, who was seeded first, won by default over teammate Erick Marquez in the championship match at 133. Kimball decisioned Cerritos' Jarron Nunez 13-4 in the finals at 184.
Second-place finishers for Palomar, besides Marquez, were Eric Reyes at 141 pounds and Cameron Cox at 174.