Dunn, the second seed in the 30-wrestler bracket, benefited from a bye in Friday’s opening round. He followed it up with three pins in four matches and added a 9-3 semifinal victory over Canyon Springs of Moreno Valley’s Robert Wetzel to atone for last year’s sixth-place finish at 119, when a shoulder injury limited his performance on the mat. “It was pretty important to me to win the title,” Dunn said. “I don’t know the last time someone from Royal has won the Masters, so it’s kind of cool.” Dunn was one of three area qualifiers from the Southern Section to compete at last year’s state meet. Although he was the lone champion Saturday, he’ll be joined Friday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield by five other area qualifiers who placed among the top eight in their weight class. Simi Valley’s Mikey Murphy, the top seed at 135, saw his bid to capture a Masters title come up short, suffering a 6-2 setback in the final to Vinny Pisani of El Modena of Orange. [email protected] RIALTO – On a day in which the wrestlers’ haircuts, styles and dye jobs resembled the crowd at a punk-rock concert, Kevin Dunn didn’t have any difficulty backing up his eccentric hairdo Saturday with a star-studded performance on the mat. The Royal of Simi Valley senior, who had black stars and stripes dyed into his shaved blond hair, capped an unbeaten two-day run at the Southern Section Masters Meet with a pin at the 3-minute, 54-second mark over Santa Ana’s Humberto Barrera in the 125-pound championship match at Carter High to continue his march toward a potential state title. “The whole team dyes their hair half blond and half black, so I just decided to put stars in mine,” said Dunn, who recorded his second pin in consecutive weeks over Barrera, following his victory at last week’s Southern Section Inland Division final. “I don’t know what my inspiration was. I just thought it looked cool.” (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Tickets are now on sale to see George Canyon in Fort St. John. Fans get ready for an unprecedented experience as Canadian Country Star George Canyon announces the “Jekyll and Nothing to Hide Tour.” George Canyon will be at the Lido Theatre on Tuesday February 16. The Fort St. John show will be presented by Cap-it/Trimtek. Get your tickets now at Moose FM, or by calling 250-787-7100 or below.The show will feature fresh new material from George’s upcoming album, “I Got This” along with his standard country-rock favourites, and even some acoustic versions of some of his biggest hit songs. Emotional. Powerful, and packed with energy make sure you get your tickets and VIP upgrades to the “Jekyll and Nothing to Hide Tour”.- Advertisement -VIP tickets can be purchased at www.georgecanyon.com/shop. Your VIP experience includes a ticket to the concert, a “I Got This” CD, a 8 x 10 of George, Pre-Show Meet & Greet and Photo with George and Pre-Show Exclusive Acoustic Performance by George.