MODESTO — Freshman 115-pounder Israel Saavedra (37-1), ranked No. 1 in the Sac-Joaquin Section and No. 2 in California, enrolled at Modesto after a heralded career as a youth wrestler.
Hes only continued his dominance at the high school level.
The younger brother of two-time state medalist Emilio Saavedra continued his momentum with his sixth tournament win last weekend at the Section D1AA in Napa.
Saavedra punctuated his performance with a tech-fall over 11th-ranked Anthony Hernandez of Vacaville.