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  Kyle Jennings finished 2nd in the state this past Saturday night in Bakersfield.  
BAKERSFIELD – Nobody will accuse Kyle Jennings of hyperbole.

The Ponderosa High senior smashed his way through the 220-pound bracket at the CIF State Wrestling Championships and came away with a second-place finish at Rabobank Arena. Here’s how he summed it up: “It was a good season, relatively. Taking second in California in pretty good.”

Pretty good? That’s better than every 220-pounder in the state except one.

Jennings lost the state title match Saturday by a 4-3 score to Zakary Levatino of Buchanan (Clovis), coming up short on the big stage but significantly bettering his performance from last season, when he did not place. To get to the title match, he defeated the No. 1-ranked wrestler in the state.

Jennings’ final match saw the scoring start out in a tough fashion. Levatino snatched a single-leg grab and as Jennings fought to avoid the takedown, Levatino was awarded two points when he got behind Jennings and wrapped him up – a gray area as to whether Jennings’ knees were on the mat when control happened, the key factor in awarding a takedown.
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spacer Ponderosa qualified four wrestlers for the CIF State tournament this weekend in Bakersfield. Freshman Kyle Richards finished in 2nd place, Kyle Jennings 3rd, Chad Reece 5th and Zach Miller 6th. Just missing qualifing for state was Riley Lewallen 7th and Elan Tubbs 7th. spacer It was a fantistic weekend as the Bruins got revenge on Benicia in the Sac-Joaquin Division II Team Section Championships. This year the Bruins prevailed with a score of 40-34. The Bruins lost a close dual last year to Benicia in the finals. spacer
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• Jennings finishes 2nd in the state at 220 lbs.
• Richards, Jennings, Reece & Miller qualify for State
• Pondo wins Div. 2 Divional Team Title
• Bruins defeat Benicia to win 21st Team Section Title
• Pondo takes down Bella Vista 45-16 for CVC League Title
• Bruins defeat Roseville to go 6-0 in league
• Pondo 1-1 at Dirty Five-Thirty Duals
• Jennings wins Tim Brown Memorial Tournament
• Pondo finish 3rd at Joe Rios Tourney in Chico Results
• Bruins 3rd Place at NW Duals in Oregon
• Jennings defeats #2 Aiello at Curt Mettler Invt.
• Bruins 2nd at Pondo duals, lose to #2 Buchanan
• 2015-16 Schedule Posted: View here
• Frosh/Soph State: Mar 11-12
• Nationals: TBD
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