STOCKTON -- The Central California Conference was well represented at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I South Championships at Lincoln Stockton on Friday.
The CCC put 25 wrestlers in to the semifinals -- 15 from Merced County -- which means all have already punched their ticket to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament next weekend.
CCC champion Los Banos put five guys into the semifinals and sit in second place with 68.5 points.
Pitman is leading the tournament with 89.5 points and has eight wrestlers in the semis.
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"We lost a couple of tough matches that we would have liked to win," Los Banos head coach Josh Adams said. "But we're still hanging tough as a team."
Buhach Colony, which has four guys in the semifinals, is currently in fourth place with 60 points.
Johnathon Salazar (103), Mikey Guzman (125), Aaron Osmer and Jeremy Coane (171) are all in the third round of the championships.
Coane defeated Lodi's Cody Edsell to extend his senior season after having last year's end with a disappointing injury.
BC's Diego Mortera (130) and Edgar Curiel (135) went 2-1 and are still alive in today's consolation bracket.
One more win means a berth at next week's tournament.
Mortera will bump heads with Golden Valley's 130-pounder Julian Terry in the third round of consolations. Terry is one of six GV wrestlers still alive after the first day.
Ben Weber (125) and Antonio Guizar (140) are guaranteed a spot at Masters after going 2-0 and moving on to the semifinals.
Terry, Daniel Gonzalez (152), Joey Allen (171) and William Sanchez (215) all went 2-1 and will all try to advance from the consolation championships.
Merced advanced three to the semifinals: Alfonso Cintora (119), Cristian Eber (125) and Jovanny Gonzalez (130).
Atwater's Erik Lazano (152) and Cristo Villagrana (140) both went 1-2 and are still in the hunt for a spot at the Masters.
Los Banos had five advance to the semifinals: Kendal Klette (103), Jorgie Munoz (119), Edduardo Madriz (140), Greg Hartman (145) and Andres Quintero (215).
Marco Dicochea (189), Arnold Lopez (171) and Manuel LeFevre (160) went 2-1 and will wrestle today with a trip to the Masters on the line.