Amaiya Guyton and Jaysen Reindel of the Lancer Youth Wrestling Club earned medals at the Flo Reno Worlds Championships last weekend at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
Guyton made it to the title round in the 10-under girls heavyweight division and lost to fellow Californian Amit Elor via 50-second pinfall. She then stopped Washington’s Gracie-A Ezell in 30 seconds in the battle for second place.
Coach A.J. Reindel said Guyton was outweighed by about 20 pounds in the championship match.
“If there had been a 125-weight class like there was in the state championships two years ago she would have been champion,” Reindel said, “But we’re real proud of her. This is only her second year of wrestling.”
His son, Jaysen, a standout freshman at East Union, earned a sixth-place medal and finished 4-3 in the 15-under, 200-pound division, which featured 37 competitors. The younger Reindel won his first three bouts by fall and outpointed Jordan Watson of Utah 3-1 to reach the semifinals, where he was dropped to the consolation bracket by eventual runner-up Kobe Rosas in a 4-0 decision. Rosas is a touted sophomore out of Coalinga who finished the high school season ranked 13th in the state among 195-pounders by CalGrappler.
Other Lancer Youth Wrestling members competing at Reno Worlds were: Nick Luna (10-under, 76 pounds, 1-2), Tyler Diaz (12u, 76, 0-2), Joe Luna (12u, 120, 3-2), Damen Cabanas (15u, 108, 2-2), Enrique Mendoza (18u, 125, 0-2), Nic Bettencourt (15u, 126, 0-2), Russell Ferrer (8u, 67, 0-2), Richard Vargas (15u, 145, 0-2), Sarah Atkins (14u girls, 130, 2-2) and Jennelle Phares (10u girls, 65, 0-2).