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Trojan wrestlers place at state championships

By: Staff Report
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The Trojan Wrestling Club took 14 wrestlers to compete in the California Grade State Championships in Lemoore. The best kids in each grade compete from across the state. Trojan wrestlers had three placewinners, including in the sophomore, 160-pound division where Bishane Sagal placed fifth. In the sophomore, 152-pound class, Sherman McVay placed sixth, while Jacob Proul did the same in the junior, 285-pound class. All wrestlers competed well as Josh Ploke (98) and James Portilla (152) missing the medal rounds by one match. "We took 14 wrestlers, the most ever from the El Dorado Hills area,” said coach Steve Rohrer. “These large tournaments really help the underclassmen in preparing for the high school varsity tournaments that we go to. The wrestlers get a real sense of the focus a wrestler needs when competing in large brackets against a lot of quality kids. Tournaments like this we hope to make a staple for the spring wrestling season. Next up is Reno Worlds where some of the best wrestlers from across the western U.S. come to compete. It is not uncommon to get as many as 126 individuals in one weight class in a single division at this tournament. The Trojan Wrestling Club will be practicing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. though May. If interested come by the Oak Ridge wrestling room or call Coach Rohrer at 337-5966. All ages are invited.