By BEN HANSEN
Wrestling flooded Temecula Valley to face off at CIF Individuals on Saturday, February 18. Unlike league play where UHS competed as a team, players competed individually in hopes of advancing to the masters round in Ontario, California.
UHS featured some top performers at Temecula. Ethan Maniss (Jr.) got third place, Team Captain Jordan Elam (Sr.) got fourth place, and Hans Valdez (Sr.) got sixth place. .
Kaiman Anderson (Jr.) and Jack Hausam (Jr.) were among others that also qualified for CIF.
“Everyone did really good and it was a big improvement from last year,” Max Hertz (Sr.) said. Hertz went 1-2 in his individual match. Like the other trojans who advanced to CIF, he competed well in league to get to this point.
This was a major improvement from last year because last year no trojan wrestlers advanced to the masters round but this year two did, Jordan Elam and Ethan Maniss.
The masters round, held in Ontario, California, is the round before state and after CIF. The way it works is the top five wrestlers from the CIF Individuals round advance on to masters.
Elam and Maniss will represent UHS and face off in Ontario this weekend in hopes of continuing their playoff surge all the way to state.