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Local grapplers qualify for state tournament

Ontario’s Ruben Hernandez wrestles on the first day of the two-day Special District 4 Championship tournament at Ontario High last week. Hernandez was one of nine Ontario wrestlers who qualified for state. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – Nine Ontario wrestlers qualified for the state tournament, which kicks off this Friday at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

The grapplers qualified at the OSAA Special District 4 Championship Tournament last week at Ontario High School.

Eight schools descended on the mats at Ontario for a two-day meet.

The Tigers finished the meet fourth overall with 184 points.

Qualifying wrestlers for the boys team were Alec Carey, 152, third; Jamis Gonzalez, 113, third; Ruben Hernandez, 132, second; Steven Romero, 120, third; Froylan Santiago, 106, second; Jaden Schnepp, 152, first; and Kyle Wulf, 126, third . . .