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Seven Grizzly wrestlers post perfect 4-0 marks at Sunnyside JV invite

A total of seven Sunnyside High School junior varsity grapplers posted 4-0 records Saturday at the annual Sunnyside JV Wrestling Invitational.

Coach George Paulus explained there were 12 schools that competed at the JV invite.

"But team scoring wasn't kept," he said. "This was set up to just give the JV kids some experience on the mat."

Of the seven Sunnyside athletes who ran their records to 4-0 on the day, Paulus said all seven turned in top-notch performances.

"We were pretty pleased with them," he said.

The seven with perfect marks included J.T. Gonzalez (103), Omar Olivarez (103), Eric Mejia (112), Victor Reyes (119), Anthony Salazar (275), Angelo Salazar (275) and Daniel Cruz (275).

Sunnyside 130-pounder Jose Salinas also had a good day, winning four of his five bouts Saturday.

Posting 3-1 records at the invite were Sunnyside's Joel Gaspar (112), Frankie Candido (171) and Aaron Blanco (189).

Sam Bardell of Sunnyside (140) compiled a 3-2 record. Teammate Jordan Gonzalez (103) was 2-2 in his four matches.

With records of 2-3 were Sunnyside's Tomas Pena (130), Jerry Alvarez (160) and Lance Warner (189).

The Grizzlies' Joey Tristan, at 152 lbs., was 1-1 on the day before getting injured and forced to withdraw.

Jeff Van Wingerden of Sunnyside (135) finished with a 1-3 mark.

Posting 1-4 records for Sunnyside were Seferiano Amaro (145) and David Corona (189).

Sunnyside's Juan Sosa, at 130 lbs., lost his two matches Saturday, while Grizzly teammate Jordan Bellamy (145) went 0-4.

Of the 91 matches the Sunnyside JV wrestlers competed in, they won 56 of them and lost only 35.

"It was a pretty good day for the old Grizzly JV," Paulus said.

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