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South El Monte High Team Makes Wrestling History

by Anne Donofrio-Holter

South El Monte
The South El Monte High School wrestling team made history last month securing the first championship in the school’s history and bringing home a total of 14 medals.  Tournament champs were Eloy Jimenez, Matt Suddeth, Israel Soto and Josh Escobedo.  Co-champs Ashley De La Torre and America Amaro, along with Frank Villareal, Frank Esqueda, Daniel Rodriguez, Jackie Ma and Chris Castellanos secured second place medals.  Brittney Soto, Michael Martin, Ben Griffith, Alfred Hernandez and Raul Bustos were awarded third place medals.
“Everyone worked hard and it paid off,” said wrestling coach Hector Ray Castellanos. “We are very proud of our team and their achievements,” added Principal Oscar Cisneros.
The event took place at Duarte High School.

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