Local wrestlers place across country

04/18/2013 12:10 AM

04/18/2013 12:12 AM

Modesto High freshman Israel Saavedra, a champion last month at the CIF Wrestling Championships, placed third in the 113-pound class at the Flo Nationals in Indiana, Pa. Older brother Emilio Saavedra, a junior, took third at 126, and both earned All-America honors. At the USA Folkstyle Nationals in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Central Catholic senior Ray Lomas (third at state) captured fourth at 170. Ripon senior Trevor Smith (third at state) was sixth at 195. Turlock sophomore Isaac Bertalotto (eighth at state) placed third at 138.

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