Here are five big moments from last year's memorable wrestling season.
Oakdale senior Rudi Burtschi locked down his second consecutive state title, capping a, undefeated season with a championship at 215 pounds.
Behind Bland's state championship and state runner-up finishes by Steven Vasquez and Dominic Galas, Central Catholic placed third as a team.
- Central Catholic senior Louis Bland closes out one of the state's top wrestling careers by winning his third state championship. He was a state runner-up as a junior.
Turlock freshman Fabian Garcia — decked out with pink hair for the occasion — became the first freshman in school history to medal when he took seventh.
Because Stockton Arena was unavailable, the Sac-Joaquin Section moved its wrestling championships to the University of the Pacific — the former site of the state championships — for the next two years. The tournament went off without a hitch as coaches said they could feel the ghosts in the venerable venue.
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