8:15 p.m.: A few wrapup notes from Section Masters wrestling: Yes, the Los Banos brothers Tyler and Jimmy Felix are both going to state, Tyler at 106, and Jimmy at 132. ...Oakdale qualified only three of eight quarterfinalists into the semis. The Mustangs are third in the team standings behind leader Vacaville and second-place Folsom. ...A little catchup with other semifinalists: Andrew Patrick of Hughson (145), who beat Tyler Shamblin of Ponderosa 17-11. ...Justin Brown of Calaveras (160) majored Tanner Reeves of Oakdale 12-1...Ray Lomas of Central Catholic (160) dec. Patrick Neu of Del Oro 10-5. ...Dominic Freesha of Escalon (220) was pinned in the quarters by Josh Winters of Wood. ...Hondo Arpoika of Oakdale (195) was pinned in the first round by Jordan Wolby of West Campus. ...Luke Brewer of Bret Harte was beaten 9-0 by Jeramy Sweany of Vacaville. ...Reggie Bland of Central Catholic was majored 11-1 by Nick Troquato of Ponderosa. ...
Saturday's program begins with a consolation found at 9 a.m. followed by the semifinals at 10:15. The finals, third place and fifth place matches are set for 3 p.m.
7:25 p.m.: Winding down a big first day at Section Masters Wrestling. More quarterfinals results: Noah Shelgren of Calaveras (220) was beaten 11-6 by Jordan Sepeda of Natomas. ... Johnathon Costa of Escalon (170), minutes after two of his teammates lost tough matches, pinned Frank Trent of Oakdale. That clinches Costa's third trip to Bakersfield. ... Ricardo Garcia of Turlock (220) defeats Vaughn Hingano of Rio Linda. ... Zach Fallantine of Oakdale (220) advances with a win over Zach Crane of Vacaville. ... Carlos Gutierrez of Buhach Colony (285) has just been put on a stretcher. Amateur medics think it's a dislocated shoulder. Otherwise, he appears to be OK, loss to Sam Alnassiri of Sheldon nothwithstanding. The last match of the night just ended. We'll catch up with a few other results, then I need to write!
6:35 p.m.: I had to stop to get a view interviews. I'll try to catch up with a few more Section Masters quarterfinal results: Sophomore McKoy Kent becomes Enochs' first-ever state qualifier, via decision over Jason Robbins of Escalon. ...Gregori senior Latrell Benjamin (152) reaches semifinals with 5-0 win over Roman Glukhoy of Mira Loma. ...Zack Velasquez of Argonaut (152) beats Zack Dawson of Vacaville 2-1. ...Joseph Dias of Hughson (160) was beaten by Nicholas Fiegener of Folsom. ...Trevor Smith of Ripon (195) campaigns back to state after overwhelming win via pin over Amrit Singh of West.
5:45 p.m.: More quarterfinal results from SJS Section Masters Wrestling: Isaac Bertalotto of Turlock (132) is decisioned 10-6 by Trent Nicholson of Kimball. ... Joey Abbate of Central Catholic (138) advances with tight 7-4 win over Brandon Claiborne of Oak Ridge. ... Giovanni Murillo of Bret Harte (138) challenged the favored Jonny Callas of Nevada Union but lost 3-1.
5:37 p.m.: More quarterfinals at Section Masters Wrestling: Ronnie Stevens of Oakdale (120), the son of coach Brian Stevens (other brother Max also is here), goes to Bakersfield, thanks to 11-5 win over Brandon Vu of Rodriguez. ... Sophomore Cadence Mitchell of Gregori (126) was pinned in the first round by Victor Trujillo of Bella Vista. Mitchell was a major underdog. ... Rafael Herrera of Turlock (126) pinned Caleb Patrick of Argonaut in 55 seconds. ... Daniel Williams of Hughson (126) lost 6-0 to Cameron Bailey of Vacaville. ... Mark Teijeron of Merced (132) defeated Paul Fagbamilla of Beyer via 13-4 majority decision. ... McCoy Kent of Enochs (138), a fast improving sophomore, ends a big first day by beating Jason Robbins of Escalon 8-5. Kent is state-bound. ... Senior Jimmy Felix of Los Banos (132) earns a huge win over Tyler Lawrence of Escalon, 8-6 in OT.
5:17 p.m.: Section Masters quarterfinals: Alex Garcia of Lathrop (106) was pinned quickly by Gionn Peralta of Vacaville ... Nice pin win by Los Banos sophomore Tyler Felix (106) over Woodcreek freshman Jordan Jensen. That's Felix's second win over Jensen this season. ... Another impressive win by Modesto freshman Israel Saavedra (113), this one over fellow freshman Trevor Williams of Oakdale. ... Nico Colunga of Oakdale (106) goes to state--major win, 9-0 over Christian Ramos of Benicia. ... Gabe Balderas of Ceres (113) qualifies for his third State Meet with a 7-2 win over Carlos Alvarez of Folsom. ... Caleb Storey of Bret Harte (113) was beaten by Clay Shropshire of Del Oro 7-4. Very close. ... Note: The consolation round sked after quarterfinals is being at the same time as the quarters, so we're wrapping up the day. Those 17 scratches in the morning wiped out approximately 50 matches. We're about an hour ahead of schedule. ... More quarterfinal results: Rico Quintana of Los Banos (120) was pinned in the first round by Kasey Klaus of Vacaville.
4:45 p.m.: We're about 30 minutes or so away from the quarterfinal matches of the Sac-Joaquin Section Wrestling Championship at Stockton Arena. Here's the important thing to know about the quarters: All winners will advance to State next week, regardless of how they fare tomorrow. After the quarterfinals, there is one more consolation round before we're done for the night. Oakdale vaulted eight in the quarterfinals. It would have been nine if Tyler Noon wasn't forced to scratch because of his broken hand. Only Vacaville has more in quarterfinals_nine.
3:10 p.m.: Ongoing 2nd-round results from Section Masters Wrestling in Stockton. Probably about 1,000 in the arena right now: Reggie Bland of Central Catholic (182) d. Andrew Zumaran of Woodcreek 4-2. ... Trevor Smith of Ripon (195) scored a quick pin over Dretel Blackwell of Los Banos. Smith, a 2012 Masters champion and State medalist, looks sharp...Hondo Arpoika of Oakdale (195) d. Josh Phillips of Chavez 3-1. ... Luke Brewer of Bret Harte (195) pinned Erik Stipe of Tokay. ... Ricardo Garcia of Turlock (220) d. Patrick Ferrer of Rodriguez 2-1. He's the third Bulldog to reach quarterfinals, joining Isaac Bertalotto and Rafael Herrera. ... Zach Fallentine of Oakdale (220) advances with 2-1 win over Nathan Rhodes of Antioch. ... Dominic Freesha of Escalon (220) d. Travis McKnight of Bear River 11-2. ... Leo Bracamonte of Downey (220) lost 16-7 to Noah Shelgren of Calaveras.
2:25 p.m.: More 2nd-round results from SJS Masters Wrestling in Stockton, 5 hours into the day: Garrett Wade of Escalon (160) was beaten 15-6 by Sam Fowler of Bella Vista. ...Israel Saavedra of Modesto (113) pinned Ryan Ojeda of Lincoln of Lincoln. Saavedra won his 1st-round match via tech fall. ...Ray Lomas of Central Catholic (160) was workmanlike in a 21-8 win over Albino Orozco of Turlock. ...Justin Brown of Calaveras (160) d. Rafael Pantoja of Natomas. ...Joseph Dias of Hughson (160) won over Anthony Sorbera of Tokay. ...Johnathon Costa of Escalon (170) d. Ezra Morgan of Napa 8-3. Solid. ...Zach Wilsey of Amador advanced by beating Christian Hoekstra of Golden Valley 7-2. ...Mat LaBass of Hilmar (170) fell to Peter Cardinale of Rio Americano 6-4. ...A.J. Camerena of Escalon (182) was pinned in 4:35 by Nick Troquato of Ponderosa.
1:55 p.m.: Second-round results from SJS Section Masters Wrestling in Stockton: Isaac Bertalotto of Turlock (132) won via major decision. ...Note from first round: Tanner Reeves of Oakdale (160) pinned Kyle Thorpe of Atwater with 1 second left. ...More 2nd round: Logan Wolfley of Pitman (152) was pinned in 5:36 by Roman Glukhoy of Mira Loma. ...Justin Barnes of Bret Harte (152) stopped Tyler Malone of Oakdale 11-5...Latrell Benjamin of Gregori (152) advances with a decision over Colby Williamson of Buhach Colony. ...Martin Sandoval of Beyer was beaten 13-4 by Zack Velasquez of Argonaut.
1:40 p.m.: Second-round results from Masters Wrestling: McCoy Kent of Enochs (138) scored an impressive 10-7 win over Mason Koshiyama of Folsom. Clinched with a late takedown. ...Jake Jacobson of Oakdale (138) was reversed and pinned Brandon Matu of Antioch in the third round. ...Also winning was Mark Taijeron of Merced (132). ...Jason Robbins of Escalon (138) d. Alberto Loaiza of Sierra 6-3. ...Joey Abbate of Central Catholic (138) d. Drew Daniel of Gregori 7-2. ...Josh Redding of Escalon (145) was pinned by Kalen Camacho of American Canyon in 3:40. ...We may have reported an Andrew Patrick result incorrectly earlier in the day, but the Hughson wrestler just won his second round match over Troy Grossi of Vista del Lago 8-4.
1 p.m.: Another 2nd-round winner: Caleb Patrick, Hughson (126), 16-0
12:21 p.m.: First result from second round of Masters Wrestling: Nico Colunga of Oakdale (206) rolls 16-0. ...Also winning were Tyler Felix of Los Banos (106) and Alex Garcia of Lathrop (106).
12:17 p.m.: Catching up with first-round results from Masters Wrestling: Leo Bracamonte of Downey (220) defeated Sherman McVey of Oak Ridge 7-6. ... Jesus Anuiano of Downey (285) was pinned in 2nd round. ... Carlos Gutierrez of Buhach Colony (285) defeated Xang Her of Johnson 8-6... Armando Morales of Ceres (285) edged Vincent Alvarez of Woodland 3-0... Jarred Kirk of Calaveras (285) was beaten.
12:07 p.m.: More first round results from Section Masters Wrestling: Cody Simerly of Weston Ranch (220) was beaten. ... Noah Shelgren of Calaveras (220) pinned Vincent Estus of Lincoln of Stockton. ... Joseph Gomez of Weston Ranch (285) won via 3rd-round pin over Steven Rohrer of Benicia... Zach Fallentine of Oakdale (220) pinned Ibrahim Shaikh of Franklin of Elk Grove in :45. ... Ruben Sanchez of Ceres (220), slowed by a 3rd-round injury, was beaten 7-3 by Josh Winters of Wood. ...Jorge Estrada of Beyer (285) pinned Chianti Mason of Center. ... Kris Waldon of Denair (285) was pinned by Jacob Proul of Oak Ridge in first round. ... Eric Barrigan of Oakdale (285) pinned Edgar Morales of Grace Davis in second round. ... Dillon Tarvin of Modesto Christian (285) was pinned in third round by Stephen Andrews of Rio Linda. ... Ricky Flores of Turlock (285) was pinned by Daren Echevaria of Antioch.
The second round has begun, along with first consolation round.
11:51 a.m.: Reaching the latter portion of the first round of Section Masters Wrestling. More results: Adrian Vizcaino of Central Valley (182) won. ... Raymond Baker of Summerville (182) was pinned... Trevor Smith of Ripon (195), a Masters champion last year, pinned T.J. Hart of Nevada Union in 3:46. ... A.J. Camerena of Escalon (182) defeated Justin Yip of El Camino 3-1. ..Dean Duivenvoorden of MMC champion Gregori (195) gave up a third-period takedown and was beaten 5-4 by Josh Phillips of Chavez. ... Nathan Ah You of Gregori (170) was beaten by decision. ... Jojo Ochoa of Atwater (195) won 10-1 over Charles Best of Pioneer. ... Luke Brewer of Bret Harte (195) pinned Kyle Jennings of Pioneer in :37. ... Dretel Blackwell of Los Banos (195) pinned Marcel Wilcox of Center in 1:28. ... Hondo Arpoika of Oakdale (195) defeated Adam Darwish of Modesto 5-1. ... Ricardo Garcia of Turlock (220) pinned Dakota Steinkamp of Linden in 3:58. ... David Silva of Gregori (220) was pinned. ... Dominic Freesha of Escalon (220) won. ... Nick Roditis of Pitman (220) pinned Connor Vargars of Woodcreek.
11:27 a.m.: More first-round results from Masters Wrestling in Stockton: Johnathon Costa of Escalon (170) pinned Cesar Sotelo of Buhach Colony ... Zach Wilsey of Amador (170) pinned Robert Burkhart of Pacheco in 52 seconds. ... Frank Trent of Oakdale (170) won. ... Myles Lenover of Placer (170) pinned Nolan Kannel of Calaveras in 3:18. ... Joe Camp of Downey (170) was pinned Colin Anderson of Lodi. ... Reggie Bland of Central Catholic (182) defeated Herman Thomas of Laguna Creek 3-2. ...Bailey Dryden of Oakdale (182) was taken down in the final seconds and lost 6-5 to Will Thorton of Placer. ... Antonio Melo of Hilmar (182) won.
11:07 a.m.: More results from the first round of Masters Wrestling. We'll catch up later with some of the local results that we missed: Levi Kemple of Grace Davis (145) won by decision over Robby Sanchez of Buhach Colony. ... Shayne Tucker of Bella Vista (152), one of the best here, marched to an easy win. ... Latrell Benjamin of Gregori (152) beat Taylor Fugit of Ripon 12-2. ...Ga-Lhiel Dillard of Central Catholic (152) edged Austin Martinez of Escalon 3-2. ... Justin Barnes of Bret Harte (152) dominated Kevan Cryan Oak Ridge 16-0. ... Joseph Dias of Hughson won by fall in 1:15 over Ali Atebar of Oak Ridge. ... Tough overtime loss for James Schneider of Beyer (160). Led until final seconds of regulation. Schneider, the MMC champion, showed major improvement this season. ... Ray Lomas of Central Catholic (160),.a Masters champion in 2012, defeated Tevan Krueger of Enochs 14-3. Tyler Malone of Oakdale (152) won. ... Lucas Widmer of Sierra (160) was pinned by Anthony Sorbera of Tokay. ... Garrett Wade of Escalon (160) won 6-1. ... Justin Brown of Calaveras (160) won easily. ... Albino Orozco of Turlock (160) won. ... Tanner Reeves of Oakdale (160) pinned Kyle Thorpe of Atwater.
10:45 a.m.: More first-round results from Masters Wrestling in Stockton: Paul Fagbamilla of Beyer (132) battled to a win over Manuel Cruz of Patterson. ... Chase Herrin of Hughson (132) won by major decision ... Also winning at 132 were Tyler Lawrence of Escalon and Trent Nicholson of Kimball. ... Caleb Patrick of Argonaut (126) won by decision. ... Dylan White of Turlock (138) was pinned by Parise Martin of Stagg. ... McCoy Kent of Enochs (138) pinned David Medina in the first round. Impressive. ... Max Stevens of Oakdale (126) won via major decision. ... Joey Abbate of Central Catholic (138) dominated Davis Hallberg of Elk Grove. ... Anthony Caito of Gregori (145) won via forfeit. ... Jake Jacobson of Oakdale (138) won big, 12-3, over Leo Vasquez of Hughson. ... Jason Robbins of Escalon (138) won. ... Isaiah Alva of Merced (138) dropped a close decision. ... Giovanni Murillo of Bret Harte (138) won by decision. ... Joey Howard of Patterson (145) defeated Denin Downing of Calaveras 12-1. ... Andrew Patrick of Hughson decisioned Kaleb Vetterli of Elk Grove 9-4. ... Joey Peterson of Beyer (145) was pinned by Tyler Shamblin of Ponderosa.
10 a.m.: Rafael Herrera of Turlock (126) scored a 1st-round pin over Jansen Engelbrecht of Del Oro. ...Another first-round winner was Andrew Brennan of Summerville (120). ...Isaac Bertalotto of Turlock (132) won by forfeit. ...Mark Teijeron of Merced (132) pinned Daniel Chicchon of St. Mary's in the opening seconds. ...Cadence Mitchell of Gregori off to a good start with a win via pin over Aaron Ramirez of Golden Valley.
9:40 a.m.: Jason Valdovinos of Turlock (113), a divisional winner last week, was beaten 6-4 by Clay Shropshire of Del Oro ... Gabe Balderas of Ceres (113) pinned Haydon Mattox of PIT. Trevor Williams, a freshman from Oakdale (113), defeated Ethan Brewer of Sheldon. Williams has stepped up nicely after Juan Garza left the team. Williams extended Balderas before losing in his divisional final last week 5-2. ... The 126s were thrown for a loop after the scratches of Ponderosa freshman Jimmy Scarr and Dakota Fierro of Antioch.
9:10 a.m.: The top 468 area wrestlers begin competition today in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championship at Stockton Arena. Only 98, 7 per weight class, will advance to the CIF State Championship next week in Bakersfield.
We've already had 17 scratches. One of them was Oakdale's Tyler Noon of Oakdale (145), who broke his hand during his Division 4 final last week, a 12-5 win over Joey Howard of Patterson.
Coaches taped up the hand during the first round--not knowing it was broken--and Noon showed some major guts to get through the match.
Other scratches of note included the touted Ponderosa freshman Jimmy Scarr, a 126-pounder who missed weight today.
Also out is Casa Roble sophomore Jake Menshew, one of the favorites at 220. He could have met Oakdale's Zach Fallentine in the quarterfinals.
Early results: Nico Colunga of Oakdale (106) rolled 18-1 through his opener. Israel Saavedra of Modesto (113) won via tech fall.
Jason Valdovinos of Turlock (113), a divisional winner last week, was beaten 6-4 by Clay Shropshire of Del Oro. Gabe Balderas of Ceres (113) pinned Haydon Mattox of PIT.
Trevor Williams, a freshman from Oakdale (113), defeated Ethan Brewer of Sheldon. Williams has stepped up nicely after Juan Garza left the team. Williams extended Balderas before losing in his divisional final last week 5-2.
The 126s were thrown for a loop after the scratches of Ponderosa freshman Jimmy Scarr and Dakota Fierro of Antioch.
Rafael Herrera of Turlock (126) scored a 1st-round pin over Jansen Engelbrecht of Del Oro.
Another first-round winner was Andrew Brennan of Summerville (120).
Isaac Bertalotto of Turlock (132) won by forfeit.
Mark Teijeron of Merced (132) pinned Daniel Chicchon of St. Mary's in the opening seconds.
Cadence Mitchell of Gregori off to a good start with a win via pin over Aaron Ramirez of Golden Valley.