West is Oak Ridge's first All-American

By: Staff Report
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Oak Ridge junior Kyle West picked up where he left off at the California State Wrestling Tournament where he placed second, as he finished third in the nation in the Junior National Tournament held last week in Virginia Beach, Va. Competing in the 135-pound weight class, which featured 73 wrestlers, including 17 state champions, West lost only one match. In the semifinals, West lost to Alex Ekstrom, a three-time state champion from New York, 5-4. Ekstrom went on to win the tournament. For his third-place finish, West earned All-American status, the first wrestler from Oak Ridge to do so. Oak Ridge's Nick Rohrer and Kyran Bennett also competed in the tournament. Rohrer went 1-2 at 160 pounds, while Bennett won two of his four matches at 119 pounds. The previous week at Eastern Worlds, Rohrer placed second, while Bennett competed but failed to place. Reese, Subject earn medals The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club sent two of their top wrestlers to compete in the California Jr. High State Championships March 22 in Fresno. Both wrestlers came back home with medals and some milestones for the EDH wrestling club. Trey Reese competed in the 112-pound weight class and took fourth. This is the highest that any El Dorado Hills wrestler has ever placed at this tournament. Reese lost to the eventual champion in the semi-finals, but wrestled tough the rest of the day to capture his medal. Keaton Subjeck became the youngest El Dorado Hills wrestler to ever place at this tournament. The seventh grader took sixth among the toughest 108-pound competitors in the state. Both Reese and Subjeck will be preparing for their final Folkstyle tournament of the year this weekend in Reno, NV. There will be over 2,500 wrestlers from across the country competing at Reno Worlds and the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club will be sending seven wrestlers to compete at this elite tournament.