Wrestler of the Week: Israel Saavedra

ragostini@modbee.comFebruary 20, 2013 

Modesto High wrestler Ismael Saavedra

MODESTO HIGH

— 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.

He’s 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.

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