TEMECULA — For the past three years, Bradley Beaudette has improved as a wrestler. The Newport Harbor High senior's progression led to a huge breakthrough during his final year as a Sailor.
Beaudette, a 189-pounder, placed eighth at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet Saturday at Temecula Valley High and qualified for next week's CIF State Championship Meet.
Beaudette, who was one match away for qualifying for Masters last year, won the CIF Southern Section Inland Division and Sunset League titles this season.
After going 1-1 on the first day at Masters Friday, Beaudette knew he needed a victory Saturday morning to clinch a spot to state.
Beaudette beat Francisco Bernal of Temecula Valley, 5-1, to secure the spot to the state finals, which begin Friday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.