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Little Grapplers win 11 titles at tournament

RICHLAND – A total of 11 members of the Sunnyside Little Grapplers wrestling club won age/weight division titles at a tournament held at Hanford High School last Saturday.

The local club also returned home with 22 other medals – 11 runner-up finishes and 11 third-place performances.

“Thirty-three of the 50 that went placed in the top three,” said Little Grapplers Coach Daniel Guillen.

Team members winning tourney titles last Saturday included Christopher Macias, Damien Diaz and Joe Ayala (5/6-year-olds); Rey Palomarez and Jayden Jasso (7/8-year-olds); Chase Yanez, Leonardo Avalos, Jesus Carreon and Ignacio Payan (9/10-year-olds); and Frankie Magallan and Alfonso Ramos (11/12-year-olds).

The 11 Little Grapplers who finished as runners-up included Jesse Denson (7/8-year-olds); Alexxus Ramos, Anthony Rangel and Noel Guillen (9/10-year-olds); Mary Jane Ornelas and Rocky Rangel (11/12-year-olds); and Nathan Davila, Isaac Guillen, Carlos Ramirez, Jector Ramirez and Myles Davila (13/14-year-olds).

The Sunnyside Little Grapplers are scheduled to compete at a tournament in West Valley-Yakima this coming Saturday.

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