Note: The following was submitted by Stevenson Ranch resident Archie Mendoza for publication.
Congratulations to youth wrestler, 14-year-old America Lopez and her California womens team for taking first place at the Nuway National Youth Duals in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Jan. 8.
They battled against powerhouses from Iowa and Ohio, but Team California Gold went undefeated.
Lopez trains and competes for local wrestling gym Peterson Grapplers.
In August, she’s joining the league champion Valencia High School Wrestling team.