The first big local invitational wrapped up yesterday in Brentwood, as champions were crowned at the Lou Bronzan Invitational. I wasn’t there this year, but I wanted to post the results so everyone could find them easily. Also, brackets are available at trackwrestling.com.
My initial impressions are that Liberty seems to be reloading rather than rebuilding. You have to figure losing a guy like David Klingsheim (two-time state champ) and a bunch of other starters would’ve put the Lions behind the eight-ball but, once again, Greg Chappel and his staff seem to be proving just how good that program is. This year’s leaders include Nico Serrano and Jesse Baldazo, two guys that certainly had a ton of potential last year.
On an individual note, gotta like what you’re seeing from Newark Memorial’s Victor Pereira. He hit the ground running as a freshman last year and this could be the year he breaks through with a NCS title. Also, the team to watch in the DFAL this year could be Dublin, which seems to be fairly deep and has some good top-end talent with guys like Tyree Owens, Gene Sirovskiy and Nate Vincent.
Here are the results. Enjoy!
Lou Bronzan Tournament
At Liberty HS
Team scores: Liberty 244.5, Exeter 232.5, Oak Ridge 199.5, Freedom 185, Castro Valley 164.5, Kahuku 149.5, Clayton Valley 149, El Molino 146, Newark Memorial 142.5, Dublin 129, Foothill 117.5, Heritage 107, Serra 106.5, Upper Lake 103, McKinleyville 97.5, De La Salle 96, Campolindo 92, Casa Grande 91, San Leandro 87, American 86. Individual results: 103: Solari (Liberty) d. Olea (Exeter) 8-3; 112: Florez (Exeter) d. Borgas (El Molino) 9-2; 119: Stevenson (McKinleyville) d. Geraldi (Deer Valley) 11-1; 125: Owens (Dublin) d. Wilner (Foothill) 6-5; 130: Garcia (Freedom) d. Mitchell (Clayton Valley) 9-5; 135: Halpin (Casa Grande) d. Wiley (Freedom) 7-2; 140: Serrano (Liberty) d. Nkunku (Mt. Diablo) 4-0; 145: Pereira (NM) p. Baldazo (Liberty) 4:15; 152: Sitzman (Marin Catholic) p. Castor (Freedom) 1:25; 160: Waldhauser (Oak Ridge) p. Sherman (Oakland Tech) 2:30; 171: Jimenez (Pittsburg) d. Montez (Heritage) TF; 189: Sirovskiy (Dublin) p. Huberty (De La Salle) 1:57; 215: Goodwin (Bear Creek) d. Tolentino (San Leandro) 4-3; 285: Wilkes (College Park) d. Harrison (Las Lomas) 3-2.