February 24, 2013
Christian Brothers' Velte claims 2nd state girls wrestling title

Christian Brothers' Mallory Velte won her second consecutive CIF Girls Wrestling State Invitational Championship on Saturday night in Lemoore.

Velte, a senior from Cameron Park, defeated Steele Canyon of Spring Valley's Marki Simmons 10-2 for the 132-pound championship.

Earlier, Velte won by fall over Alejandra Voight of Beaumont and by decision over Solin Piearcy of Cupertino 5-4 and Elaine Price of Loara of Anaheim 11-0.

Velte was one of four wrestlers to claim a second state title in the third annual event.

Lindhurst's Teasia Lizama lost 9-3 to Albany's Chanel Chawalit in the 126-pound final.

Six other area wrestlers finished among the top eight in their respective weight classes.

They are: Woodcreek's Lauren Mason, fourth, 103; Whitney's Madison Fitzgerald, fourth, 122; Rocklin's Olivia Seppinni, sixth, 126; Rosemont's Monica Durazo, sixth, 130; Woodcreek's Marissa Thomas, seventh, 108; and River City's Serena Castro, eighth, 154.

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