A total of 25 wrestlers from the county placed in the top 9 in their respective weight classes at Saturday’s CIF-SS Masters Meet at Temecula Valley, qualifying them for the CIF State Championships at Bakersfield.
To give it perspective, with Masters results available on the internet going back to 2001, the most state qualifiers the county produced in any year during that time was 2007, when there were 19. So the 25 blows that out of the water.
Redlands East Valley’s Chris Mecate (135) and Sultana’s Ryan McWatters (171) were Masters champions.
A list of state qualifers by school: Oak Hills 5 (finishing second overall), Alta Loma 3, Bloomington 3, Los Osos 2, Colony 2, Chino Hills 2, Sultana 2, Redlands East Valley 1, Rim of the World 1, Cajon 1, Kaiser 1, Etiwanda 1, Hesperia 1.
Here’s a link to the complete results: