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February 22, 2011 > MVAL wrestlers gear up for NCS

MVAL wrestlers gear up for NCS

By Sida Lu
Photo by Mike Heightchew

On Feb. 19, James Logan High hosted the Mission Valley Athletic League finals for wrestling to wrap up the 2010-2011 season. Wrestlers from every school in the MVAL came to represent their school in a variety of weight divisions. They wrestled two matches on average with the standard scoring system.

Some notable NCS bound wrestlers stood out as they continued their streaks of excellence: Mission San Jose's Corbin Lee, wrestling at 114, Newark Memorial's Jacob Pratt at 132, American's Daniel Luty at 162 and Logan's own David Permito at 173. Lee took first in MVALs for his first time, Luty continued to dominate even when wrestling an entire weight class up, Pratt avenged one of his few previous losses, and Permito upset the number one seed to round off the tournament action.

James Logan High took first as a team in the championships with a score of 237. Newark Memorial finished behind Logan for second with 172.5. Mission San Jose (121.5), American (87.5), Washington (43), John F. Kennedy (37.5) and Irvington (35.5) rounded out the results. The wrestlers now look towards finalized NCS seeding and the NCS and CIF tournaments. NCS action starts on Feb. 25, all day at Newark Memorial.

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