Barstow’s Sean Silva (112), and Sultana’s Ryan Fillingame (125) and Cody Bollinger (145) and REV’s Andrew Hudson won their third round matches to advance to the quarterfinals on Day 1.
Winners in the championship quarterfinals Friday, will ensure themselves a top-six finish.
Fillingame had to recover after blowing an 8-4 lead in the third round to win 12-10 in overtime.
It took Hudson eight minutes and six seconds to defeat Noel Gomez of Cesar Chavez HS in the last overtime, 7-5 in his third round match.
Silverado’s Ray Rubio, who had a first-round bye, then won by default in the second round, lost 4-0 in the third round. Rancho Cucamonga’s Joey Lemond, who defeated the No. 5-ranked wrestler in his first 145-pound match in the second round, then lost 5-1 to La Costa Canyon’s Tim Randall in the third round. He’ll need to win twice more tonight to make to Saturday’s competition. Hesperia’s Danny Reyes, and Sultana’s Manuel Mazariegos lost their third round matches and remained alive in consolation.