Girls wrestling: Go Big or Go Home Classic set for Saturday


The best in Orange County girls wrestling will head to Tustin High this weekend for the second annual Go Big or Go Home Classic.

Beckman coach Greg Smith said he expects 50 teams and 300 girls to be in action at the tournament. He said there will be teams from as far north as Ventura and far south as San Diego. There will also be a team from Las Vegas.

Top county wrestlers to watch this weekend include: Aleeah Gould (Canyon, 106); Gabby Garcia (Valencia, 126); Normanee Brown (Savanna, 111); Cassandra Parra (Santa Ana, 121); Jacqueline Parra (Santa Ana, 121); Kayla Czelusniak, Kennedy, 131); Josahandy Moreno (Santa Ana, 131); Victoria Aguilar (Esperanza, 131); Maria Sanchez (Godinez, 170); Esther Severiano (Magnolai, 170); Amara Devericks (San Clemente, 189) and Samantha Vega (Santa Ana, 235)

Top teams to watch: Corona; Birmingham; Pioneer Valley; Paramount; Santa Ana; Santa Paula, Walnut.

Former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza is expected to be in attendance. Esparza, who is ranked No. 2 in the division, wrestled in high school at Redondo Union and in college at Menlo.

Smith said the plan is for the tournament to begin at 9:30 and end by 6 p.m.

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