CIF-SS Individuals Championships set for this weekend


High school wrestling.

The next stop on the road to Bakersfield and the CIF State Wrestling Tournament is this weekend with the CIF-SS Individuals Championships.

County teams will be participating at all six locations.

The lone division taking place in the county is the Southern at Brea Olinda. Century and Freeway teams are competing against teams such as Bloomington and Northview of Covina. Bloomington won the CIF-SS Division 5 duals and Northview captured the Division 2 title.

In the Central Division at Canyon Springs of Moreno Valley, the Orange and South Coast league teams are participating.

The team to watch is Laguna Hills. The Hawks qualified all 14 wrestlers at the South Coast League finals and are gunning for their eighth consecutive CIF title.

The other county team trying to defend a CIF title is Calvary Chapel. The Eagles are competing in the Northern Division at San Luis Obispo.

Wrestling also is taking place at Oak Hills High (Eastern Division), Pacifica High of Oxnard (Coastal Division) and Roosevelt High of Corona (Inland Division).

The top five in each weight class advance to the CIF-SS Masters Meet on Feb. 24-25 at Temecula Valley High.

The tournament begins Friday at 11 a.m. and resumes Saturday at 11. The finals are Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for high school students with ID on Friday and early Saturday. Tickets for Saturday's finals are $8 for adults.

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