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Western Nevada County will be well-represented at today’s Sac-Joaquin Section Wrestling Championships at Pitman High School in Turlock.

Eight area wrestlers qualified for the championship event at subsection tournaments last weekend.

Six of those Nevada Countians hitting the mat will be Miners, as Nevada Union sends a strong contingent. Senior Drew Maraglia (140 pounds) and junior Luke Manuel (135) each won their respective weight classes at the NorthWest Subsection hosted at NU.



Zack Callas, a 160-pound junior, and Brian Wheatley, a 171-pound senior, each finished third in the subsection. Freshmen Jake Cena (103) and Matt Manuel (112) also qualified after fifth and fourth place finishes.

Bear River will send two underclassmen, including sophomore Brady Lazalier (119) and freshman Addy Gemignani (103), after each finished in sixth place at the Small School Subsection at Lindhurst High.




Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. today, with competition continuing through the championship finals at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Directions to Pitman High School

Take Interstate 80 west to Highway 99 south. Follow Highway 99 southbound to the Taylor Road exit in Turlock. Go southeast on Golden State Boulevard until reaching Christoffersen Parkway. Turn left and the school will be on the left-hand side.


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