2017-18 Mojave Wrestling Capsule


Head coach: Brad Burton, third season

Returning lettermen: Twelve

Top wrestlers: Matthew Rodgers (So.), Sergio Salazar (Sr.), Dominic Mota (Sr.), Akil West (Sr.)

Outlook: Rodgers, who likely will wrestle at 145 pounds, placed fourth at the same weight in last year’s Class 3A state meet.

Salazar (195) was second in the Southern Region meet. Two-time state qualifier Mota (113) was fourth in the region meet, and West (138) took fifth in the region meet.

They lead a group of 12 lettermen for the Rattlers, who hope to continue their recent improvement.

“This team should be competitive in 3A,” Burton said. “We’ll look to win a league title again first, then try to set ourselves up for a good showing in regionals and state.”