San Bernardino County brought 17 wrestlers to the CIF State Championships.
Here’s a look at how they did:
Advancing to the semifinals:
No. 1 Corey Griego, Sultana (170) went 3-0 with one win in overtime and held on for another by one point at the end. Both opponents were ranked in the top 10. Will face No. 8 Bryce Martin of Bakersfield in the semifinals.
No. 2 Derrick Jones, Bloomington (220) went 4-0 with one 8-0 decision and three pins. Will face No. 3 Jordan Sepeda of Natomas in the semifinals.
Still alive: but needing to win their first match Saturday to clinch a top eight spot:
No. 6 Jon Solano, Los Osos (170). He won his first two, lost to the No. 5 wrestler, then won twice more in consolation. He faces No. 4 Bryan Salinas of Covina Northview in the first round of consolation. Salinas beat Solano 5-3 in CIF-SS Masters semifinals last week.
No 13 Garrick Gurney, Chino Hills (170). He won his first match, lost 6-4, then won twice in consolation. He will face No. 11 Harlan Kistler of Riverside King the CIF-SS Masters runner-up, in the next round of consolation.
No. 7 Matt Williams, Sultana (182). Won his first, lost his second to No. 3-ranked wrestler, then won three times in consolation. He faces No. 5 Ian Baker of La Costa Canyon in his next match.
Alex Garcia, Rialto (106). 0-2
Jorge Carbajal, Bloomington (113) 1-2
Hector Ruvalcaba, Victor Valley (120) 1-2
Daniel Romero, Montclair (126) 2-2
Justus Cervantes, Los Osos (132) 1-2
Uzo Owuama, Bloomington (138) 2-2
Brad Pearce, Alta Loma (145) 0-2
Blake Fifer, Victor Valley (170) 0-2
Marcus Vargas, Bloomington (182) 2-2
Dylan Bollinger, Sultana (195) 1-2
Anthony Hernandez, Oak HIlls (195) 1-2
Kenny Clark, Carter (285) 2-2