SATURDAY’S CIF-SS DUAL FINALS LOCATIONS
Note: All Divisions begins at 11 a.m., and conclude that evening.
Division 1 at South Hills HS
Division 2 at La Quinta HS
Division 3 at Santa Fe HS
Division 4 at Quartz Hill HS
Division 5 at Irvine HS
Division 6 at Downey HS
By Fred J. Robledo, staff writer
Wrestling Preview: Northview High School has done just about everything under longtime coach David Ochoa. But even Ochoa was surprised after the Vikings won all 14 weight classes at last week’s Valle Vista league finals, which paved the way for the Vikings to earn the top seed when the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 Dual Meet pairings were announced on Thursday. (To continue click thread).
All six CIF-SS wrestling dual divisions will be contested on Saturday at different locations throughout the Southland starting at 11 a.m., and finishing that evening.
Northview, which won last year’s Division 2 title in a 39-27 win over Servite, is hoping to repeat as the Division 2 champion, which will be contested at La Quinta High School.
Northview, which has won five dual meet championships, will be looking for its sixth when it opens the first round against Palm Desert, an at-large entry from the Desert Valley League.
Valle Vista League runner-up Baldwin Park will open the first round against second seed and Trinity league champ St. John Bosco.
Del Rio League champion Santa Fe is the second seed in Division 3 and has the advantage of hosting the Division 3 finals at Santa Fe.
Santa Fe will open against Pioneer at-large Torrance. California, which finished second to Santa Fe in the Del Rio League, earned an at-large and will face fourth-seed North Torrance in the first round.
The Division I finals are at South Hills High School, with Sierra League champion Chino Hills and runner-up Damien in the mix.
Chino Hills will square off against Los Alamitos in the second round. Both schools were awarded a bye to the second round.
Damien’s first-round match is against Mojave River League champion Oak Hills.
Hacienda League champion West Covina is hoping to defend its Division 4 crown, which will be contested at Quartz Hill High School.
The Bulldogs defeated Ventura 31-28 to win last year’s title and will face host Quartz Hill, a Golden at-large, in the first round.
Hacienda runner-up Bonita will face Orange Coast league champ Santiago while Mission at-large Bishop Amat takes on fourth seed and Mountain Pass league champ San Jacinto in the first round.
Mission Valley league champion Arroyo was awarded the third seed in Division 5, which will be at Irvine High School.
Arroyo’s first-round opponent is Bay at-large Redondo Union.
Montview League champion Sierra Vista is the third seed in Division 6, which will be contested at Downey High School.
The Dons’ first-round opponent is Mountain Valley at-large Banning. Should the Dons win, they will likely face host Downey in the second-round.