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Curtis Hulstine, Shawn Amirfar, Keegan Overbey, Brian Naylor, Andrew Cefre and Wesley Schweiger propelled Ceres High's varsity wrestling program to a seventh-place finish at its home tournament on Saturday.

"It was tough, hard-nosed competition," Bulldogs assistant coach Steve Festa said. "Everyone got good experience. That's what we wanted."

Hulstine won the 119-pound title. The junior defeated Rocklin's Kyle Montano 4-3 for the championship.

"He went out there and executed," Festa said. "He was determined."

Amirfar, a junior, took second in the 140-pound class.

"He came real close to becoming our second champion," Festa said. "He wrestled real tough."

Overbey, a junior, placed fourth at 136 pounds.

"He could have done better," Festa said. "I'm still proud of him."

Naylor, a junior, placed fifth at 126 pounds.

Cefre, a sophomore, placed fifth at 130 pounds.

Schweiger, a sophomore, finished in sixth place at 103 pounds.

"He really impressed us," Festa said.

The 43rd Ceres Invitational featured 17 teams.

Redwood, Livermore and Sunnyside finished first, second and third, respectively.

Crosstown rival Central Valley placed 14th.