ROYAL CITY – Ten youngsters representing the Sunnyside Iron Man Wrestling Club returned home last Saturday with titles from a tournament staged in Royal City.
The invite was the season kick-off for the local athletes.
Securing individual championships for the Iron Man team were Kael Campos, Noah Campos, Aaron Chavez and Julian Puga (5/6-year-olds); Samuel Gonzalez and Stephen Maltos (7/8-year-olds); Randy DeLeon (9/10-year-olds); Julian Michel and Jaden Villalobos (11/12-year-olds); and Izaiah Gonzalez (13/14-year-olds).
The Sunnyside team also nailed down eight runner-up finishes at the tourney. The second-place finishers included Zaiden Gonzalez (5/6-year-olds); Eli Aquino, Emma Beltran, Delilah Chavez and Saadig Guerrero (7/8-year-olds); and Michael Michel, Angel Nieto and Ezrah Martinez (11/12-year-olds).
Four other team members medaled, as well, placing third in their respective age and weight divisions. They included Jayden Lopez, Andre Frausto and Edwin Puga (7/8-year-olds); and Clayton Robert (11/12-year-olds).