CIF State Wrestling Day 1 Final Results

By Pete Marshall

How Inland Valley and Sun-area wrestlers fared after Day 1 of the CIF State wrestling championships in Bakersfield on Friday.



Still alive:


Chris Mecate, Redlands East Valley

Mecate is only a freshman and if he wins his first match today (against CIF-SS masters champion Eric Reyes of Temecula Valley), he’ll clinch a top-eight finish. There have only been 14 four-time state placers in the 36-year history of the state wrestling championships



Ryan Fillingame, Sultana

Not the higher-profile of the Sultana qualifiers, but he’s still alive in consolation.



Daniel Gudino, Hesperia

Made it to the quarterfinals, but lost and will have to win his first match Saturday to stay alive.

Angel Garcia, San Dimas

A four-time state qualifier, Garcia is in the semis for the second straight year. Last year, he lost in the semis and settled for third.



Andrew Collins, Hesperia

Like teammate Gudino, he went to the quarterfinals, lost and will need to win his first Saturday to stay alive.


Eric Lopez, Hesperia

The third of Hesperia’s quarterfinalists, Lopez is the only one who won. He did it with a pin, clinching a top-six finish.



David Stupplebean, Bonita

He’s still alive in consolation, thanks to a come-from-behind 4-3 win in his last match Friday. Bonita has never had a state placer in the history of the event.



Danny Reyes, Hesperia

He’s the fourth Scorpion to make it to state, and all 4 are alive. Reyes has won three matches in consolation to make it to Saturday.



Oscar Navarette, Ontario

He didn’t allow a point in winning his last two consolation matches 3-0 and 1-0. The last Ontario state placer was Rich Willemstein in 2000.


Those who didn’t make it to Day 2:

103: Eddie Hernandez, Alta Loma

112: Sean Silva, Barstow

119: Sergio Aguiniga, Kaiser

130: Dylan Cataline, Roosevelt; Tony Pietropaula, Beaumont

135: Paul Maldonado, Los Osos; Alfonso Hernandez, Cajon

140: Nikko Cataline, Roosevelt; Cody Bollinger, Sultana (ranked No. 1 entering state meet)

145: Clayton Schuelke, Beaumont

152: Justin Mehan, Montclair; Vinny Maraj, Yucca Valley (ranked No. 2 entering state meet and a two-time state placer)

160: Darrin Duncan, Victor Valley