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By LuAnn Schindler

Grebin takes route to title one match at a time


February 4, 2021

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Champion • Rafe Grebin sports a gold medal and displays the winning bracket in the 126-pound weight division at Friday's Central Valley Invite. Fellow Bobcat teammate, Alex Thiele, earned the bronze medal. The team placed fifth overall.


Summerland senior Rafe Grebin relied on it prior to Friday's Central Valley Invite.

"I knew I needed to pick up at least three wins without any losses to even up my record so that I am seed-able for subdistricts," he said.

Once he saw the bracket for the 126-pound division, he realized he wasn't going to get as many matches.

He looked at the eight-man bracket and that's when he knew what he needed to do.

"At that moment, I realized that I needed to win the tournament. I had to go 3-0 on the day. I was fourth seed going into Friday's meet."

Grebin brought home a gold medal.

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