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Brockson wrestles in state tournament

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

Although Fallbrook High School junior Nic Brockson lost both of his matches in the double-elimination CIF state wrestling tournament, Feb. 23‑25, in Bakersfield he gained more than seven minutes of mat time at that level of competition.

“It was a good experience,” Fallbrook head coach Tom Brockson said.

The top four wrestlers in each weight class at the CIF San Diego Section’s all-division masters tournament, Feb. 17-18, at Mission Hills High School qualified for the state tournament. Nic Brockson placed fourth in the 115-pound bracket to earn his berth at the state meet.

Buchanan High School of Clovis won the team state championship. Buchanan freshman Christopher Huerta, who was the CIF Central Section 115-pound champion, took third in the state tournament he began with a pin of Brockson 1:12 into the first-round match.

Edwin Sierra of Poway won the CIF San Diego Section masters tournament and placed fifth in the state tournament. Sierra’s first match relegated Adrian Jimenez or Marina High School in Huntington Beach to the consolation bracket. Jimenez would win three consolation bracket matches with the first of those being a 6-1 decision over Brockson.

The two losses ended Brockson’s participation on the mat.

“He got outmatched,” Tom Brockson said.

Nic Brockson was the first Fallbrook wrestler to qualify for the state tournament since Nick Perillo in 2015.

“It was an exciting season. Excited for next season,” Tom Brockson said.

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