Weight class: 138
Record: 39-10 (9 pins, 0 techs)
He’s qualified because: Earned his first state medal following a 3-1 loss to Clovis’ Jason Ladd to finish in sixth place. Cardenas’ postseason run also included a third-place finish at Masters, second at Yosemite Divisionals and first-place in the Tri-River Athletic Conference (beating Ladd for the title). Was an all-tournament selection at the Clovis West Shootout, placed second at the Tim Brown Memorial, third at the Zinkin and fourth at the Sierra-Nevada Classic. Had a team-best 98 takedowns.