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Clovis High wrestlers top TRAC meet

With five individual titles in 14 weight classes, the Clovis High wrestling team dominated the Tri-River Athletic Conference championships Saturday.

Clovis, ranked No. 1 in the Central Section, finished with 263.5 points. Its closest competitor was Clovis West with 166, followed by Madera at 160.

Tommy Burriel, the Central Section's top-ranked individual in the 189-pound class, backed up his ranking with a win Saturday.

Teammates Jonas Gaytan (103 pounds), Brady Bersano (140) and Taylor Ferguson (215) -- all ranked No. 3 in the section in their respective weight class -- also were victorious.

So was Clovis' Adrian Salas, who was unranked in the section coming into the meet but finished first.

Clovis West, led by the section's top-ranked 119-pound wrestler in Zach Zimmer, finished with three individual titles.

In other wrestling league tournaments:

*Washington captured seven individual titles, including one by David Rico, the section's top wrestler in the 103-pound class, in the North Sequoia League meet.

Washington finished with 196.5 points, followed by Yosemite (125) and Kerman (121).

*Exeter upset Selma for the Central Sequoia League championship.

The Monarchs finished with 187 points to the Bears' 162. Selma's poor showing in the heavier weight classes led to its demise.

Selma, ranked No. 3 in the Central Section, finished with six individual winners. Exeter had four.

But the Bears did not have a top-three finisher the 191-, 217- or 287-pound classes.

Selma's Alex Cisneros (114), Nick Pena (132) and Nathan Zarate (142) -- ranked No. 1 in the section in their respective weight classes -- all were victorious Saturday.

Dos Palos had the most first-place finishers in the West Sierra League with five. Firebaugh and Mendota each had four winners, and Caruthers had one.

Dos Palos' John Minor was the only freshman to win a weight class.