February 28, 2013

LIVE COVERAGE: CIF State Wrestling Meet

4:17 p.m.: We're back after a little break. Here's as much as we know as the CIF State Wrestling Championships grind through the consolation rounds:

106 _Tyler Felix, Los Banos, lost via first-round pin, 0-2 and out.

113 _ Trevor Williams, Oakdale, lost 9-3, 0-2 and out.

113 _Gabe Balderas, Ceres, won 6-4, lost 6-2, 1-2 and out

126 _Vincent Aguilar, Enochs, lost 8-0, 0-2 and out

126 _Daniel Williams, Hughson, won 7-6

132 _Jimmy Felix, Los Banos, lost 6-3, 0-2 and out

138 _McCoy Kent, Enochs, lost 9-5, 0-2 and out

138, Giovanni Murillo, Bret Harte, lost via 3rd-rd pin, 0-2 and out

138 _Isaiah Alva, Merced, won 14-8

145 _Anthony Caito, Gregori,lost 8-2, 0-2 and out

145 _Andrew Patrick, Hughson, won 3-2

160_Kyle Thorpe, Atwater, lost 6-0, 0-2 and out

160 _Albino Orozco, Turlock, lost 5-4, 0-2 and out

170 _ Johnathon Costa, Escalon, won 5-3

220 _Dominic Freesha, Escalon, won 5-0

285 _Ricky Flores, Turlock, lost via 1st-rd pin, 0-2 and out

285_Eric Barrigan, Oakdale, won via 2nd-rd pin

Update, 2 p.m.: Here's where we stand after the 1st 2 rounds of CIF State Wrestling Championships.

13 of the 37 Stanislaus District qualifiers have reached the quarterfinals: Seven are 2-0: Nico Colunga of Oakdale (106, won 1st rd via default), Modesto freshman Israel Saavedra (113), Ronnie Stevens of Oakdale (120), Justin Brown of Calaveras (160), Luke Brewer of Bret Harte (195), Trevor Smith of Ripon (195) and Ricardo Garcia of Turlock (220).

Highlights: The 12-11 victory by Mark Taijeron of Merced at 132, the 3OT loss by Johnathon Costa of Escalon (170) against the top-ranked Corey Griego of Sultana, Colunga's OT win 6-4, and Ceres star Gabe Balderas' wild 16-15 loss (113). Balderas took a 1-point lead with 22 seconds left, gave it up with 15 seconds left.

Also looking good so far is Central Catholic's Ray Lomas (160).

One quick update before I leave for a little while to check into my hotel room: Balderas bounced back with a 6-4 win in consolation. When I come back, I'll update in consolation rounds.

The top high school wrestlers in the state, including 37 from the Stanislaus District, will participate today and Saturday in the CIF State Meet in Bakersfield.

Follow Ron Agostini's live Tweets for updates throughout the day on local wrestlers. Have a question for Ron? Tweet him @ModbeeSports or leave a question in the comment field below. He'll be very busy today but will try to get back to you.

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