BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The 2013 CIF State Wrestling tournament starts at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield Friday morning.
The event will continue on Saturday with various weight class championships being decided over the two-day affair.
One of those competitors will be Kyle Pope of Bakersfield. Pope was a finalist last year at the state tournament and is looking this year to win in the 182-pound class.
Foothill's Nick Marquez, Wasco's Joshua Hokit and Sean Medley, Frontier's Kyle Shepard and Vincent Gomez, as well as Bakersfield's Coleman Hammond, are some of the accomplished Kern County wrestlers looking for state titles this weekend.