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Placer, Bear River wrestlers advance to Day 2 at SJS Division III championships

By: By Trevor Horn / Special to the Journal
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SACRAMENTO - Six Placer High School wrestlers plus one from Bear River advanced to the semifinals of the Sac Joaquin Section Division III championships Friday at Foothill High School.
Josh Mason (126 pounds), Gama Gomez (132), Brandon Packheiser (152), Miles Lenover (170), Will Thornton (182) and Ryan Talley (195) all advanced to the semifinals for Placer. Senior Travis McKnight from Bear River at 220 pounds also advanced to the championship semifinals, which will begin around noon Saturday at Foothill.
Mike Valdez (138) and Mason Lenover (160) advanced to the third round of consolations, which begin at 11 a.m.
Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 for students with proper identification.
The championship round is tentatively slated for 3 p.m.
The top-four wrestlers at each weight class qualify for Masters championships next Friday and Saturday at Stockton Arena.
 
Look for a full recap and video in Sunday's edition of The Journal from the championship matches at Divisionals, plus video highlights and interviews online Saturday night.
 
Follow Trevor Horn on Twitter @trevhorn for live coverage from Foothill on Saturday.