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Wrestle mania

Wrestlers, wrestlers everywhere.

Those hundreds of headgear and thousands of knee pads Grass Valley folk might have spotted about town last Saturday were all headed to the same place.

The Lyman Gilmore Wrestling Invitational.

More than 640 kids from all over California and Nevada converged on the Grass Valley middle school campus to toe the line on wrestling mat – and vie for a Tournament of Champions berth.

The top four wrestlers in each category earned a shot at the TOC tournament at Del Oro High School in March. The TOC will include the top sixth, seventh and eighth graders from Northern California all the way south to the Temecula County line. No less than 104 wrestlers, including five from the host school, qualified Saturday.

Brandon Cantrell was Lyman Gilmore’s top finisher, winning the 153-pound weight class and earning All-Tournament status among the middleweight wrestlers competing.

Drew Hoskin took second place in the “B” division of the 83-pound weight class. Matt Manuel was second in the “A” division of the 95-pounders and Jake Cena was second in the 95-pound “B” division for Lyman Gilmore.

Kyler Caldwell finished fourth for the hosts in the “A” bracket of the 122-pound weight class.

The “Top Fuelers” from Red Bluff won the team competition, while Bakersfield finished second and Kerr was third.

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