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Area wrestlers look to make mark at SJS Masters Championships

By From page B7 | February 28, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Thirty five may not seem too large of a number, but for local wrestlers, it’s pretty big.

That’s how many local grapplers will be at Stockton Arena for the first day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships, Friday.

Action continues in the double elimination tournament, Saturday, with the top seven finishers advancing to the CIF State Championships in Bakersfield, March 7-8.

Wrestling starts at 9 a.m. both days.

Vacaville leads the way with 13 Masters qualifiers, while Rodriguez has nine and Armijo seven wrestlers in action.Wood has four qualifiers, while Vanden and Vacaville Christian have one apiece.

The Bulldogs have won the last two Masters team titles and have won six of the last seven.

Indians coach Cesar Correa is bringing a record number of wrestlers to Stockton while under his supervision.

“For me, it’s a record,” Correa said. “The most we had was six in 2009 and 2005 (while Correa was an assistant). It’s a good thing. We’ve been down around 5, 4, 3 (in recent years). It’s good to get the numbers back up.”

Correa noted some of his guys like that their season is still alive, while a few others have their eyes on Bakersfield.

“I think some of the kids are happy to be there and then there are a few that are trying to make a run at state,” the coach said. “They’re pretty motivated. They’ll have to beat some tough guys. One of the things I told them is don’t worry about the rankings. You can beat anyone there because you made it this far (just like them).”

Here’s the list of area wrestlers in action at the Masters:

Vacaville: 106 pounds — Jordan Aquino; 113 — Alex Myers; 120 — Gionn Peralta; 126 — Anthony Hernandez; 132 — Bobby Ehman; 138 — Matt Brazet; 145 — Hayden Fry; 152 — Eric Udall; 160 — Quintin Cardoza; 182 — Zack Myers;  195 — Steven Gomez; 220 — Jeramy Sweany; 285 — Mikey McCauley.

Rodriguez: 120 — Joemar Anicete; 126 — Brandon Vu; 138 — Malachi Estep; 145 — Jarrod Guinn; 152 ‚ Brandon Diaz; 160 — Emilio Gutierrez; 170 — Josh Weiss; 195 — Isreal Colozza; 285 — Patrick Ferrer.

Armijo: 106 — Darius Levan; 113 — Houston Scibek; 152 — Jorge Perez; 160 — Danny Charos; 170 — Amini Kapapa; 182 — Billy Cimmino; 220 — Kris Elkin.

Wood: 106 — Jeff Teel; 152 — Markus Mourloz; 160 — Drake McKee; 220 — Daniel Maldonado.

Vanden: 182 — Brandon Dontogan

Vacaville Christian: 285 — Cyrus Javan

Reach Brian Arnold at 427-6969 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/barnolddr.

Brian Arnold

Brian Arnold

1992 graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism.
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