BAKERSFIELD, Ca. — On a historic weekend for wrestling in Bakersfield, Rabobank Arena hosted more than a thousand wrestlers for the CIF State Wrestling Championships, and for the first time ever, girls competed alongside the boys.
40-plus local wrestlers hit the mats with the action beginning on Thursday, and on Saturday 11 of those athletes representing Kern County walked away with medals.
Jacqueline Hernandez, freshman, Frontier (3-3, 8th place)
Genesis Quirarte, junior, Ridgeview (3-3, 6th place)
Shareni Donis, senior, South (5-2, 4th place)
Ehirene Ohens, junior, Stockdale (3-3, 8th place)
Cole Reyes, senior, Frontier (5-2, 7th place)
Ryan Morphis, senior, Frontier (8-1, 3rd place)
Max Aguirre, senior, Frontier (4-2, 4th place)
Jarad Priest, junior, BHS (4-2, 7th place)
Trent Tracy, senior, Frontier (5-1, 3rd place)
Justin Darter, sophomore, BHS (4-2, 4th place)
Josiah Hill, BHS, junior (4-2, 7th place)