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Beeville's Salazar wins state wrestling title

Feb. 23, 2013 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 22, 2013 at 8:23 p.m.


AUSTIN - Rogelio Salazar gained a measure of revenge and made history in the process.

The Beeville senior captured a 4-0 decision of Adrian Barraza of Austin Vandegrift in the championship match of the 113-pound boys division at the UIL Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at the Delco Center.

Salazar became Beeville's first state champion in the 14-year history of the wrestling program in the first year the UIL held competition in Class 4A.

Beeville coach Terry Foster said Astin Villarreal's fourth-place finish in 2009 was the school's previous best.

Salazar had lost to Barraza 4-2 at the regional tournament, but rebounded to finish the season with a 28-3 record.

Victoria West's Jasmene Porter finished fourth in the girls 215-pound division.

Porter was pinned by Miah Finch-Acosta of Saginaw in the third-place match.

West's John Garcia claimed a 6-5 decision over Javier Galvan of Hereford to take fifth place in the boys 120-pound division.

Beeville's Danielle Perez finished sixth in the girls 102-pound division.

Perez lost an 11-0 decision to Bernadette Duhan of Azle in the fifth-place match.

The top four finishers in each weight class also receive all-state recognition.

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