By Pete Marshall
Mecate is only a freshman and if he wins his first match today (against CIF-SS masters champion Eric Reyes of
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.
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.
He didn’t allow a point in winning his last two consolation matches 3-0 and 1-0. The last
Those who didn’t make it to Day 2:
103: Eddie Hernandez, Alta Loma
112: Sean Silva,
119: Sergio Aguiniga, Kaiser
130: Dylan Cataline, Roosevelt; Tony Pietropaula,
135: Paul Maldonado, Los Osos; Alfonso Hernandez, Cajon
145: Clayton Schuelke, Beaumont
152: Justin Mehan,
160: Darrin Duncan,