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Third-ranked City College eyes 5th consecutive Big 8 Conference Championship

City College's Jason Zecchini slams Shasta College's Pat Pennick for the takedown during their match in the North Gym Oct. 14. (Photo by: Kristopher Hooks |
City College’s Jason Zecchini slams Shasta College’s Pat Pennick for the takedown during their match in the North Gym Oct. 14. (Photo by: Kristopher Hooks | [email protected])

The City College wrestling team has already become the first school in Big 8 Conference history to win four consecutive titles, and now it’s looking to add to its legacy with number five.

The Panthers are off to a roaring start by finishing in the top four in each of their  first three meets this season. Their highest finish, second place, came at home in the KLS Air Express Tournament in September. It was also the first meet of the season for City College.

Despite only having one returning starter from last season, head coach David Pacheco said the team is “really solid from top to bottom.” Pacheco said with three wrestlers ranked top 10 in the state, the 165-pound weight class is stacked.

“We have two guys at 165 that are currently ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the state, undefeated Kaleio Romero and Dylan Forzani,” said Pacheco.

Competing with each other in practice and even facing each other in the KLS Air Express Invitational Tournament, Forzani and Romero have formed a bond, one, according to Forzani, that drives the success of the team.

“He’s a tough training partner and helps elevates everyone’s game,” said Forzani. “We’re fighting for the same spot. I push him, and he pushes me.”

In addition, freshman Derek Lee Loy is ranked No. 8 in the state at 165 pounds, and recently tied for fourth with a 4-2 record at the Oct. 3 Santa Ana Tournament.

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The Panthers finished fourth at the Santa Ana Tournament. Romero and Forzani were declared co-champions for their weight class, putting their records at 11-1 and 12-0, respectively. Forzani’s only loss this season was against Romero, according to Pacheco, a match up that won’t happen again this season.

The Panthers next hit the mat Oct. 14 at the first in-conference meet against Shasta College at City College’s North Gym. Three days later, the Panthers travel to Sierra College for the North Duals, where multiple teams will compete. The winner of that tournament will represent Northern California in the State Duals. According to Coach Walter Ulrich, it will be a defining moment of the season.

“The dual meet at Sierra is [going to be] be huge, and our team is very strong,” said Ulrich. “I’m real excited to see how that tournament turns out.”

On Oct. 21, City College returns to Sierra College for a Big 8 Conference meet with the Wolverines.

Despite an increased level of competition coming up on the wrestling schedule, the Panthers hope to maintain a spot among the top-tier schools in California. With each meet Panthers wrestlers said they grow more confident they will win another conference title.

“It’s not that we want to win, it’s that we are going to win,” said sophomore Forzani.

Editor’s note: City College wrestling swept Shasta College Oct. 14, winning 50-0 in the first in-conference meet this season. to see photos from the meet, you can go here.

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