Triplicate Staff

Richard England Jr. of Crescent City (second from left in photo) took second place in the Novice Boys (ages 11andndash;12) 130-pound freestyle wrestling division at the U.S.A. Wrestling California Freestyle State Championships, held June 1andndash;3 at Selland Arena in Fresno.

Richard Jr., 12, a sixth-grader at Redwood Elementary School, won his first three matches in the tournament before losing in the final. His performance qualified him for a spot at the U.S.A. Wrestling West Kids and Cadet Regional Championships, to be held June 17andndash;23 in Pocatello, Idaho.