Justin Muchnick, a Harbor Day School seventh-grader, won the championship in the 98-pound weight class at the California Age Group Wrestling Assn. tournament at Santa Ana High this past weekend.
Muchnick, 12, was one of two champions for the Corona del Mar Sharks Wrestling Club.
Chris Camarillo, 12, who attends Corona del Mar Intermediate, earned third place in the 98-pound division.
Muchnick battled against a tough, undefeated opponent in a grueling final match, which saw Muchnick gutting out a 2-1 victory to win the championship.
Camarillo showed his skill and intensity in winning his first two matches before falling in the semifinals.
Coaches Ric Camarillo and Mitch Wexler, who run the Sharks wrestling program, provided support to their wrestlers.
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