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Gunn's Lee hopes to pin down some wrestling history

Gunn senior Cadence Lee has been breaking down barriers ever since she started wrestling for the Titans and routinely defeated boys in her weight class.

Lee now has an opportunity to make a little history as she goes after her unprecedented fourth straight title at the girls' Central Coast Section Championships this Friday and Saturday at Oak Grove High in San Jose.

Lee has won her three previous titles at 103 pounds and is the heavy favorite to make it four in a row on Saturday evening. But, the possible historic crown comes with a caveat.

"Aside from Cadence and few other girls like her, the girls' CCS is filled with inexperienced wrestlers," explained Gunn head coach Chris Horpel. "It's more like a small local tournament . . . that just happens to be called the CCS Championships.

"So, like last year, when we entered one good wrestler (Cadence) and three inexperienced wrestlers, and we produced a first, a second and a third, and all four won matches. Anything can happen. We finished fourth in CCS with four wrestlers (and we were very close to placing second!). I expect the same this year."

Gunn has five wrestlers entered this week. In addition to Lee, the Titans will have sophomore Katie Barrett (116), junior Grace Robinson (121), sophomore Miya Miller, and sophomore Gillian King (131).

Menlo-Atherton will be represented by freshman Chelsea Wilson (101) while Palo Alto will have junior Alexa Austin (116) and freshman Sara Aguilar (189).

Wrestling begins on Friday at 4 p.m. Saturday's session starts at 10 a.m., with finals beginning at 5 p.m.

The top three finishers in each weight bracket will advance to the CIF State Wrestling Championships set for Feb. 28-March 1 at the Visalia Convention Center.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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