STATE FINALS

Section Supremacy

http://benyoncommercialappraiser.com/tag/industry-news/ Loaded with talent, from the best wrestling teams to the most weights with either a #1 or #2 ranked individual in the state, the Central Section makes an annual argument for best wrestling on the West Coast.

http://steamedu.co/70335-free-slots-no-deposit-keep-winnings.html With more teams than the other sections combined, the Southern Section is always full of depth that makes qualifying for state here quite a daunting task.

Dynasty

adult dating in pittsboro nc The Bears of Clovis, CA come into the 2019 state finals with one thing on their mind, a fourth straight CA team title. From the looks of the season to date, it will take a lot of things – a confluence of unfortunate events – for them not to come away with the championship.

Senior Farewell

this post Jaden Abas’s career trajectory has been a straight line, a linear path, toward state supremacy. Earning his first state title just a season ago, he enters as a heavy favorite to repeat the accomplishment.

Luchau has earned greater recognition nationally, for greco-roman in particular, than he has in the state. Not to say he is unknown or underrated, but rather, he appears poised to bring home his first state title, capping off a decorated career for the Selma Bear.

As a 106 pound freshman, Matt Olguin took CA by storm and captured a state title. Two years of placing, but not repeating the gold performance, he looks to end his career with bookend championships.

Like Abas, Tracy enters his senior season coming off a state championship run. This season, which has been more or less a coronation for the Frontier hammer, should end with him atop the podium.

More 4 Time State Champs

Vasquez has been the Southern Section’s best wrestler for at least two years now (argument could be made for Anthony Mantanona two years ago). As such, he has already captured two state titles, and is a heavy favorite to earn a 3rd. This would put him in the driver’s seat for a 4th.

The best wrestler in the state, Figueroa is a sophomore with one state title already to his name. Of course, he has two more years after this one, and what looks like a certainty could change. For now, we don’t see anyone in the nation defeating him as his career unfolds.

Renteria has been a bit overshadowed by Figueroa on the national stage. The sophomore has managed an undefeated run against CA competition and is the man to beat at his weight. If no one does beat him, that would give him a 2nd title in as many years and on pace for his own 4-peat.

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JT STINSON

Junior | 152 | EAST NICOLAUS |
Northern Section Champion

“wrestling has taught me discipline and responsibility. It’s all on you; your highs and your lows.
It’s on you. I apply that to my life. I feel accountability is an important trait to be successful in life.”

izzy tubera

Junior | 113 | PITMAN |
Sac Joaquin Section Champion

“Wrestling has taught me a number of different life lessons.
It taught me discipline, time management, and having the pride
to always do the best that I can do, in everything I do.”

Brock Bobzien

Freshman | 113 | Poway |
San Diego Section Champion

“I think the most important person to my success has been my dad.
He motivates me through everything and always gives me advice.
Also, my best friend, Andre Gonzales (106). He has always pushed me in practice
and we make each other better.”

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WEIGHT BY WEIGHT

Predictions From 106 to 285

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 RICHARD FIGUEROA (SELMA) VS #8 ZETH ROMNEY (CHAMINADE)
#5 DEVIN GARCIA (JAMES LOGAN) VS #4 BRAYDEN ABELL (OAKDALE)
#3 ANDRE GONZALES (POWAY) VS #11 OMAR ALVAREZ (VICTOR VALLEY)
#7 RYAN LUNA (ST FRANCIS) VS #2 JACK GIOFFRE (BUCHANAN)

SEMIFINALS:
FIGUEROA VS GARCIA
GONZALES VS GIOFFRE

FINALS:
FIGUEROA VS GIOFFRE

CHAMPION:
RICHARD FIGUEROA

3RD PLACE:
DEVIN GARCIA

NOTES: This weight appears to be another match up between Figueroa and Gioffre. To his credit, Gioffre has had a great season. To his detriment, the season ends with another loss to Figueroa. You know, so much of life comes down to timing. And the timing for Gioffre being a freshman during the Figueroa era means he might get 1 state title – his senior season – unless he adjusts his weight accordingly.

I’m not saying he should duck Figueroa in the future. Maybe this becomes his Vision Quest. I mean there was a kid recently in PA who had rattled off 3 straight state titles, got hurt his senior year, and got beat by the kid he just tech-falled the season prior. Nothing is written in stone, and everyone has to go out and actually get it done, every single day. But for now, everyone is looking up at the Selma Bear and I don’t see that changing this weekend.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 TRISTAN LUJAN (SELMA) VS #8 BROCK BOBZIEN (POWAY)
#12 IBRAHIM AHMED (PALM DESERT) VS #4 JIMMY HERYFORD (SUTTER)
#3 IZZY TUBERA (PITMAN) VS #6 HAYDEN ZINKIN (CLOVIS NORTH)
#7 JUSTIN MOURITSEN (CLOVIS) VS #2 CARLOS NEGRETE (BUCHANAN)

SEMIFINALS:
LUJAN VS HERYFORD
TUBERA VS NEGRETE

FINALS:
LUJAN VS TUBERA

CHAMPION:
TRISTAN LUJAN

3RD PLACE:
CARLOS NEGRETE

NOTES: I know out here in CA there seems to be less respect among wrestling people for the national rankings. However, I think that’s a fault among our family. So when CA kids beat highly regarded out-of-staters, I take notice. Maybe more notice than others. In this case, Brock Bobzien has a win against one such foe who is certainly comparable to Lujan and Negrete (the weight’s top 2 seeds). That makes the freshman from Poway a threat at any point to pull the [unthinkable].

Like 106, this weight appears to be a collision course of Selma vs Buchanan. However, I think the junior from Pitman will have something to say about that. Here, we’ll see the seeding favor Lujan, as being separated from Izzy Tubera will give him an easier path to the finals. Negrete could certainly defeat him and will enter that semi-final as the favorite. But, Tubera’s only losses were up at 120 and I think being relatively unknown helps in this case.

Ultimately, going through both Negrete and Lujan might prove a tad too much and I suspect the savvy Lujan to do just enough to hold off the surprise finalist.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 MAX RENTERIA (BUCHANAN) VS #8 SAVION DIXON (PALOMA VALLEY)
KIMO LEIA (KINGSBURG) VS #4 JOEY CRUZ (CLOVIS NORTH)
#3 BRANDON PAULSON (CLOVIS) VS #11 ISAIAH SCHANNEP (WHITNEY)
#10 TJ RUIZ (VACAVILLE) VS #2 JACOB RIVERA (SELMA)

SEMIFINALS:
RENTERIA VS CRUZ
SCHANNEP VS RIVERA

FINALS:
RENTERIA VS RIVERA

CHAMPION:
MAX RENTERIA

3RD PLACE:
JOEY CRUZ

NOTES: Like Figueroa at 106, Renteria has a stranglehold on this weight, at least in the state of CA. He has yet to be defeated by a CA wrestler in HS competition and has enough of a history against all the top contenders that it’s really difficult to see an outcome Saturday night that doesn’t include his winning gold. The difference here is that 120 is deeper with national level talent. The opportunity for Renteria to get tripped up is there.

The Central Section dominates this particular weight as the top 4 come from that area. It’s very likely we see an all CS semi-finals. I do think Paulson has shown some vulnerability and against a hungry, unknown from up North, might be in for a long 6 minutes.

If i’m right, Kimo Leia will have the upset of the weekend over Antonio Lorenzo. That sets up a great quarterfinals against Joey Cruz. These are kids very familiar with each other, and while I like Cruz ultimately, Leia could shock the world even further.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 AARON NAGAO (ESPERANZA) VS #9 DAKOTA UPINGCO (FREEDOM)
#5 WAYNE JOINT (LEMOORE) VS #4 CHRISTIAN NUNEZ (BISHOP AMAT)
#3 JASON MIRANDA (POWAY) VS #6 COLE REYES (FRONTIER)
#7 VICTOR JACINTO (GILROY) VS #2 DEVIN MURPHY (CLOVIS NORTH)

SEMIFINALS:
NAGAO VS NUNEZ
MIRANDA VS MURPHY

FINALS:
NAGAO VS MURPHY

CHAMPION:
AARON NAGAO

3RD PLACE:
JASON MIRANDA

NOTES: Apparently this weight has some controversy surrounding the seeding. Murphy gets the 2 spot even though Joint took 1st at the section finals and Leake beat Murphy head to head there. Murphy took 3rd. The resulting state seeding seems to be giving more weight on the entire season than just the most recent weekend. The section results did drop Murphy down to #2, where he had been ranked 1st all season. Making Nagao the beneficiary of that.

That move might actually prove costly as there is an argument to be made Jason Miranda is deserving of the 2nd seed and could beat Murphy in the semis. Miranda has a win over a kid who beat Murphy as well as a closer loss to another who beat Murphy. Either way, that’s a great semi-final battle in store for us Saturday.

Ultimately, I think Nagao comes out with the title. Making the 1st Southern Section champion so far.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 KYLE PARCO (DE LA SALLE) VS #8 GIANO PETRUCELLI (CLOVIS)
TIM LEVINE (ST JOHN BOSCO) VS #4 HENRY PORTER (OAKDALE)
#3 MARCOS POLANCO (BISHOP AMAT) VS #6 NOAH MIRELEZ (PATTERSON)
ROCKY RABY (WEST VALLEY) VS #2 RYAN FRANCO (CLOVIS NORTH)

SEMIFINALS:
PARCO VS PORTER
POLANCO VS FRANCO

FINALS:
PARCO VS FRANCO

CHAMPION:
RYAN FRANCO

3RD PLACE:
HENRY PORTER

NOTES: This weight class has a clear top 4. A top 4 that we should see reach the semi-finals. Kyle Parco is a senior, who has always been a top talent, might finally be putting it all together in his senior season. He’s won his fair share of tough tournaments, including Doc B, and hasn’t looked like anything but a state champion level competitor.

I actually think Parco got the tougher draw as I believe Porter to be a bit better than Polanco. Though, he should still ultimately come out ahead there. Ryan Franco enters as the 2 seed and I think he’s somehow become overlooked in his sophomore season. Until being upset at Doc B by Jose Fernandez, Franco hadn’t lost to a CA wrestler not named state champion Cleveland Belton. Belton is out for the season. The table is set, like the Prix Fixe menu for an Upper Eastide fundraiser. The time is now for Franco.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 JESSE VASQUEZ (EXCELSIOR) VS #9 RYAN MORPHIS (FRONTIER)
#5 LUCIANO ARROYO (CALVARY CHAPEL) VS #4 ANDREW BLOEMHOF (BAKERSFIELD)
#3 TYLER DEEN (BUCHANAN) VS #6 RICKY TORRES (OAKDALE)
#10 BEAU PEREZ (SAN MARINO) VS #2 CHASE SALDATE (GILROY)

SEMIFINALS:
VASQUEZ VS BLOEMHOF
TORRES VS SALDATE

FINALS:
VASQUEZ VS SALDATE

CHAMPION:
JESSE VASQUEZ

3RD PLACE:
RICKY TORRES

NOTES: Jesse Vasquez is about as dominant as one could be. In his 3rd year of HS wrestling, he has attend 3 different schools. He’s already captured 2 state titles. He appears primed for his 3rd. Luckily for us, as fans, his likely finals opponent is another national top 10 kid.

All eyes have been on the Gilroy program this season. They made major waves hiring UFC Champion Daniel Cormier to head their team. With that sort of publicity also comes expectations and this season has brought tremendous competition. They traveled to Walsh. Went to Doc B. Hosted the 1st annual Garlic City Rumble which featured Montini Catholic and Wyoming Seminary. They didn’t just get their heads knocked around, they sought out the biggest, baddest dude with a bat and stepped to him. Unflinching.

The big question for Saldate will be whether or not that level of competition throughout the season prepared him for what will be the best foe he will face. I like Vasquez to win. I like all of us to win as fans. I’d call this the match of the weekend.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 JADEN ABAS (RANCHO BERNARDO) VS #9 DANIEL MAGANA (SERVITE)
#5 JOSEPH MARTIN (BUCHANAN) VS #4 LUKA WICK (SAN MARINO)
#3 DAWSON SIHAVONG (BULLARD) VS #6 JOHN FOX (GILROY)
#7 JACOB HANSEN (ROYAL) VS #2 CAEL VALENCIA (ST JOHN BOSCO)

SEMIFINALS:
ABAS VS WICK
SIHAVONG VS VALENCIA

FINALS:
ABAS VS SIHAVONG

CHAMPION:
JADEN ABAS

3RD PLACE:
CAEL VALENCIA

NOTES: Jaden Abas is one of the highest ranked CA wrestlers at any weight. He’s 2nd nationally at 145 pounds and his only loss on the season was to #1 (Ryan Anderson from Bethlehem Catholic). He also has a win against a national top 5. He’s had a heck of a season, following up a state championship season a year ago. This is the encore.

The competition is pretty good. Valencia and Wick are two great wrestlers from the Southern Section. Sihavong has been the top of the state rankings his entire HS career. The issue might be that Abas is just that good.

The semi-finals of Sihavong and Valencia should be great.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 JACE LUCHAU (SELMA) VS #9 MAX ANDERSON (CLOVIS)
#5 SONNY SANTIAGO (ST JOHN BOSCO) VS #4 TROY MANTANONA (PALM DESERT)
#3 JT STINSON (EAST NICOLAUS) VS #6 TYLER BADGETT (RANCHO BERNARDO)
#7 TYEE DUCHARME (VACAVILLE) VS #2 AARON GANDARA (POWAY)

SEMIFINALS:
LUCHAU VS SANTIAGO
STINSON VS DUCHARME

FINALS:
LUCHAU VS STINSON

CHAMPION:
JACE LUCHAU

3RD PLACE:
SONNY SANTIAGO

NOTES: Jace Luchau comes to Bakersfield looking to end his stellar career at Selma with a CA state gold medal. If you haven’t watched Luchau wrestle, I suggest you pay attention this weekend, if you can. He’s all power all the time. Like a rhino. Charge.

His run to that title will be hotly contested by any of a number of other state finals hopefuls. Aaron Gandara has a close loss to Luchau already, but that could definitely go the other way. Gandara will have his hands full with Vacaville’s Ducharme in the quarters. The winner of the Santiago and Mantanona rubber match will be a challenge for Luchau in the semis as well.

Ultimately, I can’t quite get there to call the upset in the finals, but if there is one specific wrestler here who could beat Luchau and put the state gold on ice, it’s East Nicolaus’s JT Stinson.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 MATT OLGUIN (BUCHANAN) VS #9 NICK ZAVALA (MISSION OAK)
#5 ANKHAA ENKHMANDAKH (DE LA SALLE) VS #4 MAX WILNER (FOUNTAIN VALLEY)
#3 MAX AGUIRRE (FRONTIER) VS #6 KENDALL LA ROSA (PITMAN)
#10 WILL KLOSTER (LEMOORE) VS #2 NOAH BLAKE (DEL ORO)

SEMIFINALS:
OLGUIN VS WILNER
LA ROSA VS BLAKE

FINALS:
OLGUIN VS BLAKE

CHAMPION:
MATT OLGUIN

3RD PLACE:
MAX WILNER

NOTES: This is literally Matt Olguin’s world. We’re all just living in it. Noah Blake has absolutely separated himself from the rest of the pack. Other than Olguin. Olguin will win this and it will be relatively easy.

Enkhmandakh vs Wilner is probably the one single match to tune into at 160.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 TREY MUNOZ (TRABUCO HILLS) VS #8 GABE MARTINEZ (OAKDALE)
#5 DANIEL LONG (DINUBA) VS #4 RYAN COSIO (TEMECULA VALLEY)
#3 MARK CARDWELL (MONACHE) VS #11 SEAN MYLES (OAKMONT)
JESUS SEPULVEDA (CENTENNIAL) VS #2 CHRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ (SELMA)

SEMIFINALS:
MUNOZ VS LONG
CARDWELL VS RODRIGUEZ

FINALS:
MUNOZ VS RODRIGUEZ

CHAMPION:
CHRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ

3RD PLACE:
MARK CARDWELL

NOTES: We expect Trey Munoz to make his way through the top half of the bracket and reach the finals Saturday night. His toughest opponent to get there might be the quarterfinals against Martinez.

On the other side of the bracket, Christian Rodriguez has his sights set on one thing: rematch with Munoz. His toughest opponent will be Mark Cardwell. Just a week ago, Cardwell pushed Rodriguez for all 6 minutes, ultimately coming up short in the section finals.

I don’t think anyone but Munoz, Rodriguez, or Caldwell has a real chance to win here.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 TRENT TRACY (FRONTIER) VS JACOB GRIFFITHS (PONDEROSA)
#5 MALIK LEWIS (FRANKLIN) VS #4 JONOVAN SMITH (BIRMINGHAM)
#3 TYLER GIANAKOPULOS (CLOVIS) VS #6 JACK KILNER (GRANADA)
#7 JAVEN JOVERO (RANCHO BERNARDO) VS #2 NATHAN HAAS (ST JOHN BOSCO)

SEMIFINALS:
TRACY VS SMITH
KILNER VS HAAS

FINALS:
TRACY VS HAAS

CHAMPION:
TRENT TRACY

3RD PLACE:
TYLER GIANAKOPULOS

NOTES: Is Trent Tracy good? Is 7K Media your favorite wrestling site? Don’t answer that. Anyway, yes, he’s really good. And unfortunately for the rest of this field, good enough to not really be challenged.

Jack Kilner could be someone who makes noise in surprising fashion. Like winning the quarterfinals against Gianakopulos. But, even then the ceiling is the silver medal.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 RYAN REYES (GILROY) VS #8 ANDREW RASMUSSEN (FAITH BAPTIST)
#5 PETER MING (ELK GROVE) VS #4 CODY GOLDING (OAKDALE)
#3 JADON MARTIN (BUCHANAN) VS #6 BEN GOULD (VALENCIA)
#7 TRISTEN WILSON (SERVITE) VS #2 ADRIAN CHAVEZ (LIBERTY)

SEMIFINALS:
REYES VS GOLDING
GOULD VS CHAVEZ

FINALS:
REYES VS GOULD

CHAMPION:
RYAN REYES

3RD PLACE:
ADRIAN CHAVEZ

NOTES: Ryan Reyes is about as big a favorite to win a weight class as there is.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 VICTOR JAQUEZ (BELLARMINE) VS #9 CHRIS ISLAND (VACAVILLE)
#5 MIKE RUIZ (VILLA PARK) VS #4 GUILLERMO ESCOBEDO (BISHOP AMAT)
#3 ERICH OSTEEN (CHAMINADE) VS #6 JACOB CHRISTENSEN (DURHAM)
#7 KYLE RICHARDS (FOLSOM) VS #2 JACOB GOOD (CLOVIS)

SEMIFINALS:
JAQUEZ VS ESCOBEDO
CHRISTENSEN VS GOOD

FINALS:
JAQUEZ VS GOOD

CHAMPION:
VICTOR JAQUEZ

3RD PLACE:
KYLE RICHARDS

NOTES: If Jaquez doesn’t get hurt, he will win. If he does, then it’s up in the air. I would favor Jacob Good in that case.

QUARTERFINALS:
#1 NICK VILLARREAL (GILROY) VS #8 RANDY ARRIAGA (CAPISTRANO VALLEY)
#5 COHLE FELICIANO (FREMONT) VS #4 LEVI MARKEY (DEL CAMPO)
#3 JUSTIN RAMOS (VISTA DEL LAGO) VS #6 ANDREW JOHNSON (POWAY)
#7 JOSIAH HILL (BAKERSFIELD) VS #2 MIKE JEFFUS (TURLOCK)

SEMIFINALS:
VILLARREAL VS FELICIANO
RAMOS VS JEFFUS

FINALS:
VILLARREAL VS JEFFUS

CHAMPION:
NICK VILLARREAL

3RD PLACE:
JUSTIN RAMOS

NOTES: Other than his teammate, Reyes, Nick Villarreal is probably the biggest favorite to win this weekend. Mike Jeffus is a solid guy behind him but I think this outcome is inevitable.

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