By Andrea Camarena

Teenage brothers Pedro and Angel Olea have never flown in a plane before.

But the two Farmersville High School students are hoping to take off for the first time in July. Their destination: Fargo, N.D. - the site of the National Tournament for Cadet and Junior wrestling.

Pedro, 17, and Angel, 18, qualified for the tournament after placing in the top three in their respective weight classes at the Junior Freestyle state tournament on April 16-17.

At 118 pounds older brother Angel is a four-time league champion and a two-time Valley champion. He also qualified for State three times and is the first Masters Champion in the history of Farmersville High School. In 2005, Angel wrestled his way into a perfect season going 33-0. He first hit the mat in sixth grade after being inspired by his uncle, a former Exeter High school wrestler. On the mat, he's always finding new ways to beat his opponents and takes on a "never give up" mentality in every competition.

Weighing in at 112 pounds, younger brother Pedro earned a 29-4 record and won second place at the individual league championship. In 2004, Pedro was a Valley champion and placed in the top 12 at the California state Championships.

"I wrestle intense and move a lot," Pedro said of his wrestling style. His mantra: Be aggressive.

In the fall, Angel will head down to Bakersfield to attend the California Sate University. The National tournament will be the brothers last time wrestling together.

But before they can hop on the first flight to Midwest, the boys must raise $1020 a piece to pay their way to the competition.

They are turning to the community for help.

The boys are offering to work for their trip and need local people to allow them opportunities to do odd jobs.

For more information on how to help the young wrestlers reach their goal call 592-2018.

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