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Armando Torres takes second at folkstyle state tournament
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The Lancer Youth Wrestling Club took seven members to the USA Wrestling Kids Folkstyle State Championships March 16-18 in Fresno. - photo by Photo Contributed

Armando Torres led a contingent of seven grapplers representing the Lancer Youth Wrestling Club in the USA Wrestling Kids Folkstyle State Championships on March 16-18.

The 120-pounder was the runner-up finisher in the intermediate division at Fresno’s Selland Arena. The top eight in each division qualify for the USAW Western Regionals set for June 17-23 in Pocatello, Idaho.

Earning seventh place in the middle school division were 70-pounder Branden Rullan and 132-pounder Jaysen Reindel.

The club will begin the freestyle season this Saturday at Pacheco High in Los Banos. Signups are still available. For more information, visit www.mantecafreestyleclub.com.

Nor Cal Take Down

The first-year program enjoyed a successful debut in the folkstyle state tournament, as five advance to Western Regionals.

Lillian Freitas placed third in the 70-75 intermediate girls and fifth in the 70 bantam girls divisions. The team’s top finisher was Miguel Souza, who went 4-1 en route to a runner-up finish in the 65 intermediate class.

Also placing were Garrett Lee (seventh, 50 bantam), Spencer von Savoye (eighth, 55 bantam) and Carson Prim (sixth, 60 intermediate).