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  Zac Velasquez won a CIF State Championship last Saturday night.  
BAKERSFIELD — For the third time in its illustrious history, Ponderosa High wrestling crowned a state champion.

Bruin senior Zack Velasquez (152-pounds) capped off an undefeated season Saturday with a state title at the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships, as he outlasted Justin Thomas of Santiago (Corona) in a 2-1 double-overtime decision on Saturday. And Velasquez did it in nail-chewing, teeth-grinding fashion, and he did it with lots of boos from the crowd.

It wasn’t that the patrons at Rabobank Arena had anything against Velasquez, the state’s top-ranked wrestler who moved to 55-0 this season. It was that his matches aroused controversy.

In a match that managed to be extremely eventful despite being extremely uneventful, neither wrestler showed any interest in creating offense. As a result, stalling warnings were given to each wrestler in the second period, the second scoreless one in a row.

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spacer Colin Hustrulid will join Zack Velasquez and Kyle Jennings at the state meet. The three Bruins will compete this weekend in Bakersfield. spacer The Bruins finished with two placers at the prestigious Doc Buchanan Inv. at Clovis HS. Kyle Jennings finished 6th place and Zac Velasquez brought home the title at 160 lbs. Zac defeated Emilio De La Riva from Folsom HS in the finals by a score of 3-1. spacer
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• Velasquez becomes Pondo's 3rd State Champion Results
• Pondo sending 3 to the State Meet in Bakersfield
• Velasquez wins Battle of the Belt, Team finishes 9th
• Velasquez Champ, Jennings 6th at Doc B Invt.
• Velasquez Champ, Jennings 2nd at Sierra Classic
• Bruins finish 2nd place at Casa Roble Tourney
• Pondo takes down Consumnes Oaks 56-20
• Velasquez & Jennings champs at Curt Mettler Results
• Bruins finish 2nd at Ponderosa Duals
• 2014-15 Schedule Posted: View here
• Jennings Captures Gold at SOPH Nationals
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• State Meet: Bakersfield March 6-7
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