Some of the state’s best wrestlers will be in town this weekend when De La Salle hosts a series of dual matches featuring state No. 2 ranked Gilroy, No. 4 Buchanan-Clovis and No. 9 Folsom. The Spartans are ranked No. 24 in the state.
Doors open at 3 p.m. for the Saturday (Jan. 11) event and wrestling starts at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
The schedule is as follows:
4 p.m.: De La Salle vs. Gilroy, Buchanan vs. Folsom
5:30 p.m. (approximately): De La Salle vs. Folsom, Buchanan vs. Gilroy
De La Salle High wrestler Luke Sheridan has committed to wrestle at Indiana next season.
Hey everyone. Sorry for the lack of updates last night. Deadline hit, as usual. So, we’ll have three wrestlers still alive for titles when the semifinals start at 9:30 am – De La Salle’s Joey Moita and Luke Sheridan and Newark Memorial’s Victor Pereira. The consolation round starts at 9, and if my count is correct, we still have Oakland Tech’s Craig Sherman, College Park’s Orry Elor, Albany’s Andrew Reggi, De La Salle’s Alex Abono and Liberty’s Jesse Baldazo in the hunt for a medal. I’m going to get set up, and I’ll have more updates soon.
Alrighty everyone. I’m back for another year of CIF state wrestling at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. I’ll be posting updates throughout the day (it’s gonna be a long day), and I’ll try to keep you updated on how your local wrestlers are doing. For our North Bay North Coast Section fans, you guys are welcome too, since I figure I’m the best you’ve got. Check below for updates.
My annual trip to Bakersfield for the CIF State Wrestling tournament is underway, so I wanted to give everyone a heads up that I’ll be posting updates throughout the day tomorrow from Rabobank Arena. If you want me to run a live chat on Saturday, post a comment and I’ll set it up if I get enough interest. I’ll try to have updates on North Coast Section wrestlers, and particularly the 42 East Bay grapplers who qualified and should be down here. So, look for posts starting tomorrow morning.
CIF State Brackets, courtesy of TMI.
Well everyone, action is progressing nicely here at Newark Memorial High today as the North Coast Section individual championships kick off. I’ll be tossing updates onto this post, so just refresh every now and then for some updated info. Can’t guarantee how often I’ll update (I’m flying solo today), but I’ll give ya what I got.
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.
Liberty’s David Klingsheim, De La Salle’s Joey Moita and College Park’s Orry Elor all won national titles at the USA Wrestling Greco-Roman National Tournament in Fargo, N.D. today.
Too much rain forced De La Salle and the Oakland A’s to cancel today’s three-game event at the Coliseum. So, if you were packing your poncho and preparing to brave the weather, no need. There are currently no plans to make any of the game’s up. Unfortunately, we now must wait until May 30 to get our high school baseball fix at the Coliseum. That’s the day that NCS has scheduled to play four of its championship games at the venue.
Concord High wrestler Nick Pica came home with some hardware from the NHSCA Senior Nationals in Virginia Beach, VA this past weekend. He beat Joey Grisko from New Jersey 4-3 in the third-place match.
Also of note was the performance of Team California. It won the team competition, scoring 186.5 points to beat second-place New York, which had 177.5. Team California had 16 senior All-Americans, the second-most ever by a team from CA.