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Temecula Valley wrestling prevails again in CIF-SS Eastern Division dual meet

By in Press Enterprise on February 4, 2018

By Landon Negri

CORONA >> Temecula Valley didn’t build its wrestling legacy worrying about competition, and that certainly didn’t change Saturday.

The Golden Bears put an exclamation point on their CIF-Southern Section Eastern Division Dual Meet Championship, surging to a 54-12 victory over Carter in the tourney final at Santiago High School on the strength of four consecutive upper-weight pinfalls.

The victory was the Bears’ first dual-meet championship victory since 2015 but their 17th since they won the Division 2-A title in the first duals championships in 1992.

Temecula Valley, the top seed, eased through Saturday, earning a first-round bye, defeating Oak Hills in the quarterfinals (60-21) and Centennial (55-15) in the semifinals.

“Carter’s a great team,” said Bears coach Arnold Alpert, whose team won its Inland-record 30th consecutive league title last week. “They came out and fought. We were just on fire all day. I think we were really relaxed coming into this. We had the right attitude, and we never pressured ourselves all day to do more than we should have.”

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Where the Bears really hurt the Lions was in the lighter weights. The finals started in the 113-pound class, and the Bears won their first six bouts, including […]    

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