Bella Vista wrestlers medal in Modesto

Two wrestlers from Bella Vista Christian Academy medaled at their first meet March 7 in Modesto. Zecharaiah Quay (left) won bronze in the 76-pound class, and Benaiah Schnurstein won gold in the 122-pound class.

Bella Vista Christian Academy added wrestling to its sports program this year, and two wrestlers medaled at their first tournament, the 18-team Gregori Hammer Wrestling Tournament on March 7 at Gregori High in Modesto.

Benaiah Schnurstien, an eighth grader, went 3-0 in the 122-pound weight class to win gold. He won all three of his matches on decisions, including a 7-0 decision in the championship match against his opponent from Spratling Middle School of Hughson.

Sixth grader Zecharaiah Quay went 2-1 in the 76-pound bracket and took third place. He opened with a loss in double overtime to the eventual champion and then won his next match with a first-period pin. He won the third-place match with a 7-0 decision over his opponent from Savage Middle School of Modesto.

Contact Bob Brownne at or 830-4227.

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