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HS and MS wrestling teams compete at CAJ Invitational

The high school wrestling team competed in the CAJ Wrestling Invite on Saturday, placing sixth out of six teams with 10 points. Two middle school wrestlers also competed in exhibition matches in the mini gym.

CAJ got its 10 points from a second-place finish by Jordan in the 108-pound weight class and a third-place finish by Peter in the 115-pound weight class.

Coach Morris Yaegashi commented on the performances of the two wrestlers who placed. He said that Jordan was a little bit too eager to rush for the win in his final matchup against a Yokota rival and ended up being taken to his back twice by a counter move from his opponent. Yaegashi said that Peter was quite tired in his second match and started to lose some ground in points before coming back for a strong pin.

Yaegashi noted that another highlight from the invitational was Theodore's win in his second match. He added that Theodore (129) showed nice technique with a front headlock and was moving very well.

Unfortunately, SungWon (158), the fourth Knights wrestler to win a match on Saturday, suffered a broken clavicle in his second match and won't be able to wrestle for the rest of the season.

A significant amount of injuries and sickness have been affecting the Knights in the past few weeks. Even many of the team members who did wrestle on Saturday were recovering from an injury or illness.

"We need prayer for these wrestlers to be healed and for them to be smart with how they use their time to rest, hydrate and eat well," Yaegashi added. "I'm still hopeful for this team. They work hard."

Full Results:
108- Jordan wins two matches by fall, then loses by fall (Finishes 2nd place)
115- Peter loses by fall, then wins by fall (Finishes 3rd place)
115- Joe loses by fall, then loses by technical fall
122- Natasha loses two matches by fall
129- Theodore loses by fall, then wins by decision
135- Tai loses two matches by fall
141- Leo loses two matches by fall
148- Kyong loses two matches by fall
158- SungWon wins by fall, then loses by fall
Middle school- Xavier and Jones each lose two matches by fall

The next event for the wrestling team is a dual at St. Mary's on Tuesday night.


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