Wrestling: Day 1 of CCCAA State Wrestling Championships complete

Day 1 of the CCCAA State Championships are in the books
Day 1 of the CCCAA State Championships are in the books

Team Scores

NORWALK - With Day 1 of the CCCAA State Wrestling Championships in the books, two-time defending champion Fresno City College holds a 42.5 point lead over their nearest competitor. The Rams, who have qualified nine wrestlers to the championship semifinals on Saturday morning, also have all 12 of their entries still active. Sacramento City College is in second place with 63.5 points and holds the slimmest of leads over third place Palomar College, who has 63 team points. Mt. San Antonio College sits in fourth place with 51.5 points, while tournament host Cerritos College is in fifth place at 51 points.

There were a couple of first-day upsets, with #4-seeded Trevor Bagan of Santa Rosa Junior College defeating the #2-seeded wrestler from Palomar, Isaac Guerrero, 10-8 to qualify for the semifinals, with Oliver Rivero of Santa Ana College, the #3-seed  at 133 pounds from the South, posting a win over #2-seeded Kyle Jimenez of Fresno City, who was forced to retire due to an injury in the second period. At 141 pounds, Josh Fuentes-Norikiy of Santa Ana, the #4-seed, posted a major decision over #2-seeded Logan Garcia of Lassen, 17-8 to reach the championship semifinals.

The biggest upset of the day was #1-seeded Nick Kimball of Palomar College getting pinned in 1:40 against the #4-seed from Northern California, Steven Abbott of Sacramento City at 184 pounds. Fresno City's Matthew Martinez, the #3-seed from Northern California at 197 pounds, recorded a 15-7 major decision over the #1-seed from the South, Anthony Stenschke.

Semi-Final Match-ups

Weight Class 125
Semi – Greg Villoria (San Joaquin Delta) vs Trevor Bagan (Santa Rosa)
Semi – Marcus Hutcherson (Bakersfield) vs Mario Moreno (Fresno City)

Weight Class 133
Semi – Raul Ortiz (Palomar) vs Oliver Rivero (Santa Ana )
Semi – Isaiah Perez (Fresno City) vs Eric Marquez (Palomar)

Weight Class 141
Semi – Luis Ramos (Fresno City)vs Eric Reyes (Palomar)
Semi – Josh Brown (Cerritos) vs Josh Fuentes-Norikiyo (Santa Ana )

Weight Class 149
Semi – Adam Valdez (Mt SAC) vs Daniel Cota (Modesto)
Semi – Daniel Ruiz (Fresno City) vs Josh Aceves (Skyline)

Weight Class 157
Semi – Ruben Garcia (Fresno City) vs Miguel Gallardo (Mt SAC)
Semi – Luis Vargas (Santa Ana ) vs Conrad Lopez (Fresno City)

Weight Class 165
Semi – Mace Anderson (Palomar) vs Abel Garcia (Sacramento City)
Semi – Augestine Garcia (Fresno City) vs Kennith Kirk (Cerritos)

Weight Class 174
Semi – Abner Romero (Fresno City) vs Cameron Cox (Palomar)
Semi – Zack Gonzalez (Cerritos) vs Hunter Gonzalez (Sierra)

Weight Class 184
Semi – Steven Abbott (Sacramento City) vs Jhaylyn Hall (Santa Rosa)
Semi – Bronson Harmon (Sacramento City) vs Tevin Bailey (Lassen)

Weight Class 197
Semi – Anthony Cress (Chabot) vs Adrian Godinez (Bakersfield)
Semi – Matthew Martinez (Fresno City) vs Brian Horn (Sacramento City)

Weight Class 285
Semi – Cristian Ayala (Mt SAC) vs Ramon Guzman (Skyline)
Semi – Cole Mair (Lassen) vs Jacob Hall (Bakersfield)


1. Fresno City 106.0
2. Sacramento City 63.5
3. Palomar 63.0
4. Mt. San Antonio 51.5
5. Cerritos 51.0
6. Bakersfield 41.0
7. Santa Ana 32.0
8. Lassen 31.0
9. Santa Rosa 28.5
10. Skyline 5.0
11. Modesto 24.5
12. Chabot 14.5
13. West Hills-Lemoore 13.5
14. Cuesta 12.5
15. Rio Hondo 12.0
15. Sierra 12.0
17. Shasta 11.5
18. Moorpark 11.0
19. San Joaquin Delta 9.5
20. East Los Angeles 9.0

Photos by Daryl Peterson