Girls Wrestling: West Covina wins state title

By Steve Ramirez
Staff Writer

West Covina High School made history Saturday.
The Bulldogs, paced by junior Samantha Ortiz, won the first CIF State girls wrestling championship at Lemoore High School.
Northview finished third.
“It’s a pretty cool feeling,” West Covina coach Sergio Ortiz said. “They worked really hard. They wrestle just like the boys.
“We’re all pretty excited and stoked. It’s history for West Covina.”
Samantha Ortiz, one of the top competitors in the state the past few seasons, was the only area wrestler to win an individual title.
The junior had two victories by fall before getting a 4-2 victory in the 114-pound weight class finals. She scored a takedown with 10 seconds left in the third period to secure the title.
West Covina’s path to the title was also paved by Jessica Vasquez (146), who upset the No. 1 seed before losing in the finals.
“She was our surprise star,” Sergio Ortiz said. “She did something exciting.”
Northview’s Vanessa Gomez was second at 105.

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  • Stephens

    So proud of all the girls! West Covina has shown that we fight together as a family–enjoy your success ladies–you have worked hard for it!

    Much love
    Shirley

  • Bulldog1

    Nice going girls. I love the way All West Covina sports compete. Always with class and humility.
    Go Bulldogs

  • Dan

    Congratulations Lady Bulldogs!
    3 CIF titles and a state title in the same school year, my guess is that hasn’t happened in a while out here in the SGV, West Covina high school must be a fun place right about now, the school spirit in Bulldog Country has got to be soaring.