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A pleasant surprise this year for CV Wrestling has been sophomore Brandon Hernandez.  He never wrestled prior to 9th grade, and in just his second year of wrestling, he has not only secured a varsity spot, but he has exploded onto the scene with quite a year.

Brandon Hernandez Lag hills

Check out some of his stats:

25-4 record

14 pins

Four first place finishes: Trabuco Hills, Esperanza, Laguna Hills, and South Coast League Finals

Outstanding Lower Weight Wrestler at the Laguna Hills tournament (2 falls, 2 major decisions)

Seventh at Mann Classic

This weekend he defeated Dana Hills’ Bradley Reyes (jr), who most SCL coaches favored going into the match.

Brandon, we are proud of you, and can’t wait to see how you do in the post season.  You are going to make some noise!

Check out some highlights from the Laguna Hills tournament and league finals.  On the two escapes, see if you can time him.  It takes him about 2 seconds in each instance to escape.  That’s fast!

Here  is a gem from 2x Olympic Champion and current Oklahoma State Wrestling coach John Smith.  Listen to the whole thing; he gives lots of good, motivational perspective.

Secondly, several times in your career you will be tempted to quit, for one reason or another.  Some of you will not find it fun for a bit.  Others will be discouraged because you aren’t in the limelight or aren’t winning a whole lot.  Don’t…quit.  Finish the race: