BAKERSFIELD — At this year’s CIF State wrestling finals, which ran from Thursday through Saturday at Mechanics Bank Arena here, the Imperial Valley demonstrated just how robust the local girls’ wrestling scene has become.

There were three local wrestlers who scored individual top-eight finishes at the finals, making them guaranteed placers, and all three were female. They were Savannah Gomez, Karen Salais and Ariah Barragan.

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