The Stanislaus District was represented by four in the finals of the CIF State Wrestling Championships, including three from Oakdale High.
Henry Porter, Gabe Martinez and Colbey Harlan made finals appearances at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield for the Mustangs, who finished seventh in the team standings with 111 points. They were joined by Pitman's Isaiah Perez.
All four finished second.
Harlan was the favorite to win the 195-pound weight class.
The top seed, Harlan (45-1) hadn't lost a match all season, and was nearly perfect in executing a Masters championship a week ago at Stockton Arena. He didn't surrender a point en route to the tournament title.
In Bakersfield, Gilroy's Tony Andrade, the No. 2 seed, stunned Oakdale's Stanford-bound senior with a 3-1 decision in the final. Harlan, the Bee's reigning All-District Boys Wrestler of the Year and a FloNationals All-American, was second last year, too.
Martinez, a junior, roared to a runner-up finish at 170s from the fifth seed.
Martinez upset Dylan Miracle of Madera South in the quarterfinal and then spoiled the Cinderella run by No. 16 Russell Rucklos of Foothill. Rucklos delivered one of the tournament's ultimate upsets, 5-4 decision over No. 1 Christian Rodriguez of Selma.
Perez capped his decorated career with a runner-up finish in the 220-pound weight class. A four-time state qualifier, Perez has grown with one of the nation's toughest events. As a freshman, Perez competed at 113 pounds.
Perez was beaten in the final by Santa Ana's Joey Daniel, 6-2.
It was a banner postseason for Perez, whose run at a state medal began with the momentum of his first Masters title.
Underclassmen dominated the lightweights.
Freshmen Richard Figueroa of Selma and Maximo Renteria of Buchanan won titles at 106 and 113 pounds, and sophomore Jesse Vasquez of Santiago took top honors at 132s.
Porter nearly joined them in the winner's circle with a thrilling run at 120s. The Oakdale freshman stunned No. 2 seed Eddie Flores of Northview and then whipped No. 3 Luciano Arroyo of Calvary Chapel in the semifinals.
There just wasn't enough left in the tank against top-seeded Nic Aguilar of Gilroy, who won 6-1. Aguilar is a senior.
Other locals earning a state medal, which are awarded to the top-eight finishers in each weight bracket:
106s: Turlock sophomore William Giron was beaten by Hunter Leake of Buchanan in the seventh-place match, 2-1. Giron won his first three matches, but was knocked into the consolation bracket by runner-up Carlos Negrete of Clovis North.
145s: Oakdale senior Jake Ryan, bound for Cal Poly in the fall, was fifth in state after defeating Poway's Josh Tolentino, 9-3. He won six matches over two days, punctuating his first full season. Knee and shoulder injuries cost Ryan consistent time in the wrestling room as a freshman (knee), sophomore (knee) and junior (shoulder).
182s: Turlock senior Breck Jeffus ended his prep career with an eighth-place medal after winning three matches at state, including his first two. Jeffus lost to Quinn Simard of Shasta, 8-3, in his final match.
285s: Turlock junior Michael Jeffus finished fifth in a loaded heavyweight division headlined by Clovis' Seth Nevills, who became just the third wrestler in state history to win four state titles. Modesto Christian's Ryan Higginbotham, a No. 14 seed, was eighth.
Buchanan won its third consecutive team title. Gilroy was a distant second. Oakdale was the top performing school from the Sac-Joaquin Section one week after finishing second to Vacaville at Masters.