Three Yosemite wrestlers win gold

Brian WilkinsonJanuary 31, 2013 

Three Yosemite High School wrestlers with a combined season win/loss record of 84-16, came home with gold medals around their necks from the Jan. 19 True Wrestler Tournament held at the new Mission Oak High School in Tulare.

PJ Reyna (138 pounds) has a 30-4 record and won his gold by defeating four opponents at the tournament, all by pins. He won the championship by pinning Conrad Lopez of Fresno's Hoover High in the second period of their match.

Reyna was also named the "True Wrestler" at the tournament from among 16 teams and nearly 200 wrestlers.

Michael Waybright (122 pounds) came out of the tournament with a gold medal, after getting pins in his three matches and upping his season record to 26-6.

He pinned Mission Oak's Michael Villa in the second period of their match to win the gold medal.

For his efforts, Waybright was named "Outstanding Lower Weight Wrestler" of the tournament.

Cameron Simonson (182 pounds), also won three matches for the title in his weight division. He beat Mission Oak's Robert Olvarado for the championship and now has a 28-6 record for the season.

The three Yosemite wrestlers each went through a 16-man bracket to win their gold medals.

The team hosts Sierra today (Thursday) at 6 p.m.

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