The Bakersfield College Wrestling team notched a fifth place finish at the West Hills Tournament, sending four to the finals and bringing home just one championship at 184 from Adrian Godinas. But the Renegades greatest haul came in the form of learning experiences.
"The end of the year is the most important to us. We want to peak at the right time, and that's Regionals and State. Now is the time to try things and figure out what works and what doesn't and continue honing yourself," Coach Bret Clark said.
Bakersfield completley dominated 184s, with Godinas and Jeremy Maas meeting up in the finals, but Clark decided to minimize wear and tear by injury defaulting Maas.
"Jeremy will be rested up for next weekend" Clark said of Friday's dual match at East LA, with the Santa Ana Tournament the following morning.
But many other wrestlers came by lessons the hard way.
"Marco Velasquez finally cut down to 133, and he was tied 3-3 with Isaiah Perez of Fresno who eventually won that weight class, and Marco got himself in a bad situation, and got pinned. He battled back to finish sixth, though." Clark said.
Romero Macias (HVY) and Pedro Corona (133) both took second place for BC.