Bearcats return two state qualifers


Paul Garcia, 10 Devontae Gutierrez,, 12

This wrestling season there are two state participants returning from last year, senior Devontae Gutierrez and sophomore Paul Garcia.
Last year Gutierrez was disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct but Garcia brought home the gold. Both boys have set high goals for this season.
“It looks like it’s going to be a successful season. With the team we have a lot of new guys out so we’re going to see how it goes but on my part I want to get that state title,” Gutierrez said.
Garcia believes that this season will be fast paced and loaded with good competition just like any other season, and he looks forward to team bonding.
Gutierrez and Garcia both agreed Stodola is a good coach and has a lot of potential.
“Coach is a good guy he brings a lot of new ideas to the team. He has a lot to offer and has been showing a lot of interest in our youth program which is good because that is where it all starts. He is easy to talk to and values everyone on the team,” Garcia said.