Story by Haelee Kim
Associate Opinion Editor
Photo by Katelyn Hernandez
The boys and girls varsity wrestling team competed at the Rio Hondo League finals on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Monrovia High School. Challenging participants from different schools in the RHL, eight Tigers placed in the individual duels and advanced to CIF competition.
Senior Alex Garza (145 lb) placed second, while junior Devin Peries (160 lb) successfully brought home first for South Pas. Juniors Owen Santos (120 lb) and Abdel Alkhatib (145 lb) both placed third in their weight categories. Sophomores Daniel Moreno (285 lb) and Giacomo Mastromtteo (182 lb), placed second and third respectively.
The girls also rounded off the season with strong positions on the podium, both junior Roxanne Lynch (132 lb) and sophomore Akira Bua (111 lb) placing second.
South Pas will compete in CIF in Bakersfield at Rabobank Arena, scheduled to occur Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 27-29.