Thursday, October 2, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Big day for local wrestlers Saturday

By
From page B1 | January 12, 2013 |

FAIRFIELD — Saturday could be one of the biggest day for local wrestlers in recent memory.

In town, the 42nd annual Armijo Invitational starts at 9 a.m., with the final scheduled to begin in the late afternoon.

Down in Concord, Vacaville, ranked second in the state by thecaliforniawrestler.com, will face off with No. 1 Clovis at the De La Salle Showcase.

Twenty five teams from around Northern California and Nevada will converge on E. Gary Vaughn Gymnasium for the Armijo Invite. The Indians, along with other local wrestlers from Rodriguez, Vanden and Will C. Wood, will vie for team and individual championships, with Rodriguez also sending some of its members to the Oak Ridge Invitational in El Dorado Hills.

Armijo coach Cesar Correa is excited to see what his wrestlers can do in their own gym, where they placed fifth out of 22 teams a year ago in their own tournament.

“The top team from our section will be Franklin (of Elk Grove),” Correa said. “Amador Valley from the North Coast Section has some pretty good individuals. South Lake Tahoe will be there. They have some pretty good kids, some Nevada state qualifiers. It’s nice to have a team (that competes) out of state.”

Even with the tough competition, Correa thinks his team is up to the task.

“I’d like to get a few champs, or put three or four in the finals,” Correa said. “If we finish in the top four (as a team), I’d be happy with that.”

Vacaville will also compete in a dual match with Gilroy, ranked No. 8 in the state, but all eyes will be on its clash with No. 1 Clovis, the two-time defending state champs.

The doors at De La Salle are scheduled to open at 3 p.m., with the Bulldogs facing Clovis at 4 p.m. and Gilroy at 6 p.m.

 Leading the way for the Bulldogs are Jeremy Sweany, ranked No. 1 in the state at 195 pounds, and Gionn Peralta, No. 1 at 106 pounds and a two-time state medalist. Also looking to make a mark is defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion Kasey Klaus, ranked fifth in California at 120 pounds. Klaus was third in the state a year ago, with Sweany finishing eighth.

Other ranked wrestlers for Vacaville include Anthony Hernandez (16th, 113), Cameron Bailey (10th, 126), Hayden Fry (13th, 145), Zack Dawson (9th, 152), Chris Lai (5th, 182), Zach Crane (26th, 220) and Steven Gomez (40th, 285).

Clovis is bringing 10 state-ranked wrestlers to face the Bulldogs, including three No. 1s. Jonas Gaytan (126), Adrian Salas (170) and Nick Nevills (285) are all at the top of the rankings, with Gaytan finishing fifth in the state a season ago, while Salas was fourth and Nevills third.

Other ranked wrestlers for the Cougars include Kelvin Olivas (120, 23rd), Caleb Trace (34th, 138), Jason Ladd (3rd, 145), Dominic Kincaid (23rd, 152), Brody Brand (19th, 160) and Matt Weiss (3rd, 195).

Gilroy has one top-ranked wrestler in the state in Nikko Villarreal at 145 pounds and is the defending state champion.

According to an email from Vacaville c0-head coach Adam Wight, Clovis had only lost two dual meets in the last five years, posting a 65-2 record over that span. Wight and co-coach Clint Birch have compiled a 202-46 dual meet record in their eight years at the helm of the Bulldogs, adding to the school’s all-time record of 1,043-154.

Reach Brian Arnold at 427-6969 or barnold@dailyrepublic.net. 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.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

Vacaville man earns Carnegie heroism medal

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Head-on crash sends 2 to trauma centers

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A1, 6 Comments | Gallery

 
 
Mundy fifth-graders share their thoughts

By Mayrene Bates | From Page: A2

 
Veterans meet set in November

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3

 
Solano Tea Party Patriots meet next week

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3

Bevy of vintage warbirds expected at Nut Tree air show

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
 
Fairfield police log: Sept. 30, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Suisun City police log: Sept. 30, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
Weather for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B12

.

US / World

FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony

By The Associated Press | From Page: A3

 
California Catholics challenge abortion order

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4, 3 Comments

San Francisco expands free public Wi-Fi access

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
Judge: Stockton must treat pension like other debt

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
2 children in Los Angeles County have enterovirus

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Infant’s body found in California trash facility

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Mexico’s probe of army slayings raises doubts

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
John Wayne’s heirs lose ‘Duke’ legal brawl

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5, 3 Comments

3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can’t go home

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Poll: Divided voters still focus on economy

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
920 California chickens killed with golf club

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Wife of slain Los Angeles-area mayor released

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Caltrans: Bay Bridge tower rods exposed to water

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12, 1 Comment

.

Opinion

Real reasons neighborhoods are in trouble

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11, 2 Comments

 
Editorial Cartoon: Oct. 2, 2014

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A11

 
Crazy? Violent? Lose your guns

By Kelvin Wade | From Page: A11, 3 Comments

It’s time to teach history

By Jay Ambrose | From Page: A11

 
Read this column ASAP or immediately

By Reg Henry | From Page: A11, 1 Comment

.

Living

Today in History: Oct. 2, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: Oct. 2, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Our son’s suicide has made us feel like outcasts in our community

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A9

 
Horoscopes: Oct. 2, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A9

.

Entertainment

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Lena Dunham launches tour for book of adult essays

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

‘Interstellar’ to be released 2 days early on film

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Steinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

‘Orange is the New Black’ author talks Season 3

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Joy Behar to debut a 1-woman show in New York

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Tony Bennett sets mark as oldest act with No. 1 LP

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
.

Sports

Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
A’s part ways a day after 12-inning loss to Royals

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

49ers prepare for familiar face in Chiefs Smith

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Raiders leave for bye after meeting with new coach

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

College notebook: Former Falcon Williams tearing it up as Torero

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
JC volleyball: Solano wins twice in Falcons Classic

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

JC women’s soccer: Sjoberg nets 2 goals as Solano ties Chabot

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

 
Prep water polo: Rodriguez boys swim to 11-1 win over Armijo

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

Prep girls tennis: Stybnarova earns victory at No. 1 singles

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

 
 
Prep cross country: Armijo rolls to sweep at MEL center meet

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

Drivers fear next round of NASCAR’s Chase

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Cardinals re-sign Fairfield High graduate Bishop

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B3

LeBron warmly welcomed ‘home’ by Cleveland fans

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Wambach, players file lawsuit over World Cup turf

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Oslo latest city to drop out of 2022 Olympic race

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

This date in sports history for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
.

Business

Stocks start October with a drop

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

5 reasons bonds may be less safe than you think

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
Why the bond market is more fragile than you think

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

.

Obituaries

Laura M. Gerdes-Lemmons

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
John ‘Bo’ M. Miller

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9