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Jacket wrestlers place two at Invitational
Randy Peterson
Palo Verde Valley Times

BLYTHE - Palo Verde High School wrestling coach Frank Borboa took 10 wrestlers to Chula Vista to participate in the El Cajon Invitational.

Only two of the 10 made it past the first day but both claimed medals for their efforts.

It's the first tournament in three tries that saw more than heavyweight Dion Wilson claim a medal but this time he was joined by the Jackets' lightest wrestler when Frankie Borboa brought home a medal as well.

Wilson continued his fine showing with a fourth-place finish in the heavyweight division. The Jacket senior rolled into the second day as he had a bye in the first round then pinned his next two opponents.

In his first match on Saturday, Wilson dropped a 7-5 decision to the eventual winner of the heavyweight class before earning a spot in the third-place match where he defaulted due to injury.

"Dion was beating the wrestler that claimed the champion spot," said Coach Borboa. "One different move and things would've been different. Dion keeps improving and showing a lot of dedication. He will go far this year and I hope others will follow."

Borboa (106) received a bye in the tourney's opening round before losing in the second round.

After earning a spot in the second day's competition with a round three pin, he pinned his next opponent to advance to the medal round then lost a 7-1 decision in the bout for seventh place and settled for 8th in his weight class.

Two other Jackets tasted victory at the meet. Jonathan Smith (138) claimed a pair of wins by pin, suffered one loss by pin, and failed to advance when he came up on the short end of a 9-3 decision.

Angel Gomez sandwiched a 4-1 win between a 9-5 loss and a 5-2 loss to finish with a 1-2 mark.

Other wrestlers making the trip were Daniel Galvan (113), Eric Hernandez (126), Shawn Garrett (132), Chris Shoemate (152), and R.J. Waymire (222).

The Jackets will host River Valley tomorrow at the PVHS gym before returning to Imperial Valley League competition at Southwest High School in El Centro the following week. Next tournament will be again in Chula Vista when they will participate in the Mater Dei Duals on Jan. 11 and 12.




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