Spartans Happy To Be Back On the Mat

Photo courtesy Justin Luthey
Cameron Fernando was one of three Spartans to record a victory over San Clemente in an outdoor dual meet last week.

As a former athlete and the current La Cañada High School wrestling coach, Justin Luthey has seen and experienced just about everything in the sport except what took place at San Clemente High School last week.
The Spartans traveled to take on the Tritons in a dual meet, but it wasn’t inside a gymnasium. San Clemente set up mats outside with canopies over them to provide shade for the wrestlers. It wasn’t the most ideal setting for a season opener, but it’s one that Luthey will gladly take after a year of schools and athletics being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
La Cañada won in three weight categories but lost the match, 53-12. However, the result didn’t seem to bother Luthey or his athletes.
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