E-E Sending 12 Wrestlers to Regional Tournament

By: JOHN CANNON

RGV Athletes

(GRULLA) — The Edcouch-Elsa Boys and Girls Wrestling team has come a long way in just their first year of existence.

On Thursday afternoon, the boys and girls teams both placed third respectively at the District 16-5A Wrestling Tournament.

And while that feat is an impressive one for a start up program, the biggest feat was that 12 wrestlers will represent E-E at the Regional Tournament which will be held at the Delco Center in Austin next weekend.

Eight boys punched their tickets to regionals and were led by Felipe Nacsimento and Jay Cardenas who finished in second place in their respective weight classes.

As for the girls side, they are sending four to the dance and were led by Yesenia Saldana who took first place in her weight division.

Here are the E-E Boys and Girls Wrestlers that qualified for Regionals after competing at the District 16-5A Tournament:

Girls:
Yesenia Saldana — 1st Place
Teresa Gallegos — 4th Place
Michelle Zavala — 2nd Place
Leilani Garcia — 4th Place

Boys:
Robert Cervantes — 3rd Place
Joel Garza — 3rd Place
Ross Uresti — 3rd Place
Felipe Nacsimento — 2nd Place
Jay Cardenas — 2nd Place
Matthew Maldonado — 4th Place
Adrian Martinez — 4th Place
Raul Cardenas — 3rd Place

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