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By JP Raineri
Sports Editor 

HS Wrestling: Temecula Valley hosts 11th annual Battle for the Belt


Last updated 1/17/2019 at 10:58pm

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Temecula Valley High School senior Ryan Cosio wrestles Monache High School's Mark Caldwell in the 170-pound final of the 11th annual Battle for the Belt, Jan. 11-12.

The 11th annual Battle for the Belt, hosted by Temecula Valley High School, took place Jan. 11-12 and was action-packed and loaded with wrestlers from all over the country. The two-time defending California state team champions, Buchanan High School, returned for the first time in several years. It was their first appearance at the Battle for the Belt since head coach Troy Tirapelle took the helm for the Bears. Tirapelle catapulted Buchanan from perennial California contender to a legitimate threat on the national stage. Coming into the tournament, Buchanan boasted a No. 1 ranking in Califo...

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