Wrestlers Win Spot at Palm Springs CIF Tournament


The La Serna Wrestling team performed well in league finals, ending league competition with five league champions and two silver medalists. Seven students, Caleb Garcia, Paul Hockenberry, Joshua Mendoza, David Lopez, Micah Kaneshiro, James Corbett, and Ramzes Garcia will compete in the CIF competition at Palm Springs High school this Saturday and Sunday.  Jacob Marquez and Richard Zhang will serve as alternates. Winners at this level will advance to the Masters’ Tournament.

 La Serna graduate  Josh Garcia served as coach for the Lancer team. The Lancers performed well in a number of weight categories: Garcia, 108 pounds, Hockenberry, 115, Mendoza, 120, Lopez, 126, Kaneshiro, 147, Corbett, 182, and Garcia, 220.

Jacob Marquez and Richard Zhang are alternates.

Kaneshiro said, “Our coach Josh gave up a lot of his time to help us. He gave us a lot of extra opportunities outside of school to get more experience. Half of us have a good chance of going to Masters.”