"They're doing real well," said head coach Rich Madrigal. "They've come a long way since last year, their first year with me. The little ones have done really well. They started off ahead of everybody this year."
Justin Zapanta improved his record to 6-0, following up his first-place finish in the 95-pound weight class at Liberty on March 24, pinning Jordan Martinez of CYC Wrestling Club in the semifinals. He went on to pin Zachara Senick of the Freedom Wrestling Club in the championship match.
Jonathan Farmer claimed first in the 80-pound division after finishing second at Liberty a week earlier. He ended his day in style, pinning Delta Wrestling Club's Zachary Stellini in the championship match.
Mykel-Lynn Malone earned a cadet women's third-place finish at College Park, a strong showing just a week after finishing fourth at Liberty.
"Mykel came in after the (post season) high school NCS," said Madrigal. "It's hard to go from high school to freestyle, but she's doing well. I expect her to do even better over the next four weeks before we head into the state meet."
Other Golden State wrestlers who placed at Liberty include Shawn Gonzalez (second, Greco Roman Cadet), Matt Zapanta (third, Cadets) and Ebad Saghar (third, Greco Roman Juniors).
The team is hosting an event at Deer Valley High School this Saturday, April 14, beginning at 10 a.m. Madrigal is expecting a great turnout, with representation from all over California and beyond.