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CIF State Wrestling: Nine Stanislaus District athletes vying for championships

Lightweights — and one heavyweight — ruled the day for Stanislaus District boys wrestlers at the CIF State Meet in Bakersfield on Friday, Day 2 of the meet.

Oakdale’s Brayden Abell, competing in the 106-pound division, and Pitman’s Izzy Tubera, at 113, advanced to Saturday morning’s semifinals, keeping hopes alive of a state championship. Also advancing to the semifinals was Michael Jeffus of Turlock in the 285-pound division.

Meanwhile, on the girls side, six Stanislaus District wrestlers remained alive for a state title, including Gregori’s Liliana Vergara (170). Joining her in Saturday morning’s semifinals will be Escalon’s Mikayla Vega (111), Oakdale’s Faalia Martinez (137), Pitman’s Lillian Freitas (143) and Sierra’s Alexa Garcia (160) and Pacheco’s Tagivale Vaifale (235).

Seven boys went undefeated on Thursday in front of a packed house at Rabobank Arena, which made them eligible to take home a crown.

On Friday, however, four wrestlers — Turlock’s William Giron, Oakdale’s Henry Porter, Oakdale’s Gabriel Martinez and Oakdale’s Cody Golding and — were beaten in their quarterfinal matches.

Still alive for medals are Oakdale’s Henry Porter (132) and Gabriel Martinez (170). On the girls side, Turlock’s Hailey Ward (101) remains alive.

BOYS STATE MEET DAY 2

Here are the records and status through Saturday’s action at the CIF State Meet in Bakersfield. “Consolation” signifies the wrestler has a chance for a medal. “Out” means the wrestler has been eliminated from competition.

WrestlerWeightSchoolRecordStatus
Brayden Abell106Oakdale4-0Semifinals
Izzy Tubera113Pitman3-0Semifinals
William Giron113Turlock2-2Out
Michael Torres113Oakdale0-2Out
Clayton Bashor120Oakdale2-2Out
Carson Prim120Davis1-2Out
Adrian Heras126Turlock3-2Out
Ceasar Garza126Oakdale2-2Out
Henry Porter132Oakdale4-1Consolation
Noah Mirelez132Patterson2-2Out
Devin Holman132El Capitan1-2Out
Rickey Torres138Oakdale3-2Out
Michael Miller138Central Valley2-2Out
Sammy Silveira145Pitman2-2Out
Seth Borba145Oakdale2-2Out
Jose Estrada145Beyer0-2Out
Patrick Garcia152Modesto Christian2-2Out
Isaiah Ontiveros152Pitman0-2Out
Kendall La Rosa160Pitman2-2Out
Evan Myrtue160El Capitan2-2Out
Gabriel Martinez170Oakdale4-2Consolation
Kodiak Stephens170Bret Harte2-2Out
Donivan Giangregori182Calaveras1-2Out
Cesar Rocha182Turlock0-2Out
Cody Golding195Oakdale2-2Out
Elliott Houghten195Calaveras2-2Out
Justin Rentfro*220Hilmar2-2Out
Juan Mora220Pitman2-2Out
Michael Jeffus285Turlock3-0Semifinals

*Injury

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GIRLS STATE MEET DAY 2

Here are the records and status through Saturday’s action at the CIF State Meet in Bakersfield. “Consolation” signifies the wrestler has a chance for a medal. “Out” means the wrestler has been eliminated from competition.

WrestlerWeightSchoolRecordStatus
Hailey Ward101Turlock4-1Consolation
Monica Verdugo101Atwater2-2Out
Amelia Valezquez106Gregori0-2Out
Mikayla Vega111Escalon3-0Semifinals
Trinity Hernandez111Enochs2-2Out
Camille Jarmon111Sierra2-2Out
Abriana Martinez111Downey0-2Out
Julia Casillas121Escalon0-2Out
Serenity Angeles126Downey0-2Out
Destiny Torres126Los Banos0-2Out
Carla Martinez131Central Valley0-2Out
Naomi Cortez131Delhi0-2Out
Katelyn Cardoza131Ripon0-2Out
Leonor Del Rio131Pacheco1-2Out
Faalia Martinez137Oakdale3-0Semifinals
Lillian Freitas143Pitman3-0Semifinals
Brianna Quiroz150Central Valley1-2Out
Alexa Garcia160Sierra3-0Semifinals
Linda Pelayo160Los Banos2-2Out
Ramona Jimenez160Mountain House1-2Out
Liliana Vergara170Gregori3-0Semifinals
Alejandra Gonzalez170Buhach Colony1-2Out
Valerie Osborne189Oakdale2-2Out
Tagivale Vaifale235Pacheco3-0Semifinals

Editor Brian Clark has worked at The Modesto Bee since 1990. He’s worked in various departments, including sports, news and on the digital side for a decade before being promoted to editor in 2018. He’s a native of Berkeley and a graduate of San Diego State University. Prior to The Bee, Brian worked at the Turlock Journal and Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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