Montclair’s Shane Garza wins the 145-pound title at the IE Tournament of Champions
Above, part of the ugliness following the 220-pound championship match between Corona Centennial’s David VanWeems and Rancho Cucamonga’s Cody Fahamokioa at Tuesday’s Upland Blackwatch Tournament. I have been told that www.TheCaliforniaWrestler.com will also have some videos up BlackWatch finals, but I haven’t seen them yet.
Now, I didn’t start recording the above video until after it started.
I’ve been at high school events where you can anticipate something bad happening, a fight about to break out. This got surprisingly out of hand quickly.
Centennial coaches weren’t happy with the referee in the match, but their ire didn’t seem to involve Fahamokioa. They wanted the ref to call stalling, which he eventually did to force overtime. They didn’t like that the ref stopped the match when VanWeems got a takedown in overtime, denying VanWeems at a chance at a pin, and more team points.
Somehow, before this video was shot, I saw another Rancho Cucamonga wrestler (not Fahamokioa) come halfway towards the Centennial coaches immediately after the match and yelling at them. That didn’t go over well.
Then fans started yelling from the stands, someone who appeared to be a Rancho Cucamonga fan (you see her in the video), shoved a Centennial coach.
It was one of those situations where an incident could’ve been avoided, but people kept acting in a way to make the situation worse.
The police were called. No arrests were made and calm was restored. But I don’t think Centennial and Rancho Cucamonga are scheduling any dual meets anytime soon.
Here is how Inland Valley wrestlers who made it to Day 2 fared on Saturday at the CIF State Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. Check earlier post for those eliminated Friday
David Gonzalez, Jr. San Dimas, 3-2 record did not place
Seth Morales, Sr., Bonita, 4-3 8th place
Nathan Aragon, Sr., Chino Hills 2-2 did not place
Keandre Johnson, Sr., Diamond Bar, 4-2 did not place
Update of Inland Valley Wrestlers after Day 1 of the CIF State Championships
David Gonzalez, Jr., San Dimas, 3-1 next: Javier Alaniz of Clovis East in consolations
Zander Silva, Fr., Alta Loma 1-2, eliminated
Alex Nunez, Fr., Alta Loma 0-2 eliminated
Gabriel Chavez, Sr., Colony 1-2 eliminated
Josh Caro, Sr., Upland 0-2 eliminated
Kevin Hope, Sr., Carter 0-2 eliminated
Rene Sanchez, Jr., Upland 3-2 eliminated
Seth Morales, Sr., Bonita 3-1 next: vs. Bryce Decamargo of Corona Santiago in consolation
Nathan Aragon, Sr., Chino Hills 2-1 next: vs. Skyler Gonzalez of Rocklin in consolation
Kaulin Garcia, Sr., Damien 2-2 eliminated
Keandre Johnson, Sr., Diamond Bar next: vs. Daniel Pena of Birmingham in consolation
Cody Fahamokioa, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga 1-2 elimninated
At Saturday’s CIF-SS Masters Wrestling Meet, wrestlers qualified for state. Here is the list of qualifiers from Masters and the place they finished:
David Gonzalez, Jr., San Dimas (1)
Zander Silva, Fr., Alta Loma (2)
Alex Nunez, Fr., Alta Loma (2)
Gabriel Chavez, Sr., Colony (6)
Josh Caro, Sr., Upland (9)
Kevin Hope, Sr., Carter (6)
Rene Sanchez, Jr., Upland (8)
Seth Morales, Sr., Bonita (3)
Nathan Aragon, Sr., Chino Hills (3)
Kaulin Garcia, Sr., Damien (9)
Deandre Johnson, Sr., Diamond Bar (4)
Cody Fahamokioa, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga (5)
Here is a list of all the Inland Valley Masters Wrestling qualifiers, which is today and Saturday at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, beginning at 10 a.m.. Top nine (out of 30) in each weight class advance to next week’s CIF State Championships. Wrestlers are listed by weight class with place they finished last week at CIF in parentheses. *-first round bye
David Gonzalez, San Dimas (1)*
Elijah Diaz, Montclair (2)
Zander SIlva, Alta Loma (2)
Mark Radgowski, Miller (4)
Bailey Terrones, Damien (4)
Aaron Garcia, Etiwanda (5)
Alex Nunez, Alta Loma (1)*
We couldn’t get all the results in the paper, but here are the results at the Mt. Baldy League wrestling finals from Saturday
1) Elijah Diaz (Montclair)
2) Carlos Rodriguez (Ontario)
3) Henry Romo (Chino)
1) Eric Calderon (Montclair)
2) Alejandro Gallardo (Chaffey)
3) Anthony Castro (Ontario)
1) Samuel Aguilar (Chaffey)
2) Michael Bobeda (Montclair)
3) John Sounds (Chino)