Ayala High School’s Sofia Martinez became the first female Chino Valley school district athlete to win a CIF-Southern Section girls’ wrestling championship, capturing the 101-pound title last Saturday.
Martinez defeated Arroyo High School’s Brianna Gonzalez on a 1-0 decision in the championship match at the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet, held at Roosevelt High School in Eastvale.
Martinez, the top-ranked wrestler in the 101-pound division, received a first-round bye in the 39-wrestler bracket. She defeated Venice’s Alma Nunez by pin at 2:41; beat Cerritos High’s Malia Requejo by pin in 31 seconds; pinned Santa Monica’s Rayna Prasad in 3:40; defeated Walnut’s Angie Cervantes by pin in 31 seconds before beating Gonzalez in the finals.
The senior was among four Chino Valley high school girls’ wrestlers to advance to the CIF State Meet, which began Thursday and concludes today (Feb. 23) at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
Chino High’s Victoria Rodriguez qualified as the seventh-place finisher in the 106-pound division, Ayala High’s Samantha Martinez qualified as the third-place wrestler in the 111-pound division and Don Lugo’s Jaleen Robledo qualified as the eighth-place wrestler in the 170-pound division at last week’s Masters Meet.
On the boys’ side, Don Lugo’s Isaac Samano qualified for the state meet with an eighth-place finish in the 138-pound division at the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk.
He finished with a 4-2 record at Masters.