The 2018-19 high school wrestling season faced off Dec. 1 with tournaments at Mar Vista and Carlsbad high schools.
East County teams made an opening statement at both events.
The Steele Canyon Cougars and Granite Hills Eagles finished third and fourth, respectively, at the Mar Vista tournament, now officially named the Bud Harbin Battle by the Beach.
Four of the top 10 mat squads attending the Imperial Beach tournament were from the Grossmont Conference as Grossmont finished in eighth place and Monte Vista finished in 10th place.
Source: East County Californian