Sports - Athlete Of The Week

Feb 21, 2012 8:30 PM by Jordan Mason

Wrestling teammates are Co-Athlete of the Week

A pair of wrestlers from Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School are this week's Loaf ‘N Jug Gatorade Athletes of the Week.

That's right, this week, we have Co-Athletes of the Week. Congratulations to A.J. Salazar and Jared Mestas, who each won individual 3A state titles at last weekend's state wrestling tournament. The senior Salazar won in 120 pounds. Mestas, a sophomore, took gold in 126. Both are the first wrestling champions in Dolores Huerta school history.

"It was pure adrenaline at first," said Salazar. "We were really pumped. Honestly, we had just an hour or two of sleep. We stayed up and laughed and played all night and messed around."

"It was pretty amazing," said Mestas. "I felt good."

And there are not many days off for these guys, as they're both still practicing for high school nationals in Virginia Beach coming up in April.



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