Ceres High’s varsity girls wrestling team made program history while competing at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday at Modesto’s Beyer High School.
The Bulldogs had five individual placers and finished fourth overall in the team standings.
“It’s the most placers we’ve ever had there,” coach Steve Festa said. “It’s also the highest place we’ve had as a team. The credit goes to the girls. They’re putting in the time to be successful on the mat.”
Kyara Rodriguez captured the 189-pound crown.
She compiled a 1-0 record, winning by decision in overtime.
“It’s a huge accomplishment,” Festa said. “She got rewarded because of her commitment.”
Suzy Rodriguez (170s, 1-1) and A.C. Lugo (143s, 1-1) both placed second.
Jazzmin Suarez (137s, 1-1) and Angelique Alvarado (121s, 1-1) finished third.
Lugo, Suarez, Alvarado, Suzy Rodriguez, Kiara Rodriguez and Vanessa Sanchez (235s) will compete at the Sac-Joaquin South Regional Tournament this week.
The event will be staged Friday and Saturday at Central Valley High School.