MVP: Omar Montes, Fontana First Team
Juan C. Carbajal, Fontana
Anthony Flores, Fontana
Hector Alba, Fontana
Rafael Suares, Fontana
Paulo Fonseca, Fontana
Humberto Smith, Summit
George Garcia, Summit
Alberto Carranza, Summit
Roberto Saul Sandoval, Summit
Alexis Nolasco, Bloomington
William Chi, Bloomington
Juan Ramirez, Bloomington
Carlos Cardenas, Bloomington
Eduardo Rodela, Colton
Luis Lopez, Colton
Rey Coscuera, Colton
Alexis Morgan, Kaiser
Adrian Magana, Kaiser
Joseph Fernandez, Grand Terrace
Video above is of Bloomington’s Derrick Jones winning a state title.
They were both 1 vs. 2 matchups, and according to the rankings, they were both upsets.
No. 2-ranked Derrick Jones of Bloomington, a junior, pinned No. 1 senior Sean Medley of Wasco in 47 seconds to win the 220-pound state title on Saturday in Bakersfield. It was the first-ever matchup between the two. Jones said he wanted to win the “Champion of Champions” award, as voted on by other state champions. But that award went to Isaiah Martinez of Lemoore, the 160-pound champion.
It marked the third straight year San Bernardino County produced a state champion.
Before that, No. 2 Peter Santos of Oakmont, a senior, edged out No. 1 junior Corey Griego of Sultana 4-3 to win the 170-pound title. It was the third meeting of the year between them, with the first two being split. They had also met “five or six times” total, including preseason tournaments.
Griego’s teammate, 182-pounder Matt Williams, took fifth in his weight class.
The other two wrestlers from the county who made it to Day 2, Chino Hills’ Garrick Gurney and Los Osos’ Jon Solano, lost their first matches and were eliminated.
Here is a glance at the 17 San Bernardino County wrestlers competing at state. Rankings are from TheCaliforniaWrestler.com. I will be reporting live from Bakersfield at the State Championships. I will have updates on this blog, and also on twitter.com/PeteMarshallLaw
Toughest draw: Matt Williams, Sultana (182) and Kenny Clark, Carter (285).
Williams, ranked No. 7 has an easy first-round match, but then would face the No. 3 ranked wrestler in the second round and likely the No. 8 wrestler in the third round just to get to the quarterfinals. That’s a loaded section. Clark, also ranked No. 7, should have an easy second round match, but would face No. 1 Nick Nevills of Clovis in the third round.
Best first match: Corey Griego, Sultana (170)
Someone was going to be unhappy when Griego defaulted and took 6th at CIF-SS Masters. That person is Jonathon Costa of Escalon. Costa, ranked 10th, will face No. 1-ranked Griego.
Best chance to place for someone ranked outside of top 8: Garrick Gurney, Chino Hills (170).
Gurney, ranked 13th, doesn’t have to face anyone higher than No. 12 en route to the quarterfinals. Continue reading →
After Friday’s Day 1 of the CIF-SS Masters Meet, each weight class is whittled down to the final 12. Those in the semifinals have guaranteed a trip to Bakersfield for next weekend’s CIF State Championships. The other eight still alive in consolation in each weight class will be vying for the final five spots. The 4 winners in the consolation quarterfinals in the first consolation round Saturday advance, with the four losers dropping into the ninth-place bracket and will need to win their final two matches.
There are 22 San Bernardino County wrestlers alive, including six in the semifinals. Bloomington leads the way and is fourth overall with two in the semis and six total still alive.
Here they are, by weight class. All are in consolation except those designated otherwise: 106: Alex Garcia, Rialto (faces Vincent Parra of Covina Northview in the semis) 113: Jorge Carbajal, Bloomington
In a game that featured plenty of offense and little defense, Riverside Patriot (3-6, 1-3) pulled away in the fourth quarter for a wild 54-40 Sunkist League victory over Bloomington (4-5, 0-4) on Thursday. These were two teams who won’t be in the playoffs, but very much wanted to win.
The game featured:
Six lead changes, the last coming in the first minute of the fourth quarter.
Only 1 punt between the 2 teams, and only 1 turnover.
A total of 22 first downs and 458 yards of total offense by Patriot and 15 first downs and 400 yards of total offense by Bloomington.
A pair of 200-yard rushers: Nano Martinez of Patriot (28 carries, 201 yards, five rush TDs, 1 receiving TD), Johnta Carter of Bloomington (24 carries, 237 yards, three TDs, one 2-point receiving conversion)
Patriot converting seven of eight third-down chances, and Bloomington converting six of 10.
lA total of 106 yards in penalties by Bloomington and 52 by Patriot.
A mess for point-after conversions. Bloomington was 2 of 3 kicking extra points and 1 of 3 on 2-point conversions. Patriot was 2 of 5 kicking extra points and 2 of 3 on 2-point conversions.
This is another one of those complicated ones, though luckily, a four-way tie is not involved in any way, shape or form.
1 tie) Riverside Patriot (7-2, 4-0): The Warriors will face off with Kaiser for the league title. If it wins, Patriot is the No. 1 seed out of the Sunkist in the Eastern Division playoffs. If it loses, its the No. 2.
1 tie) Kaiser (5-3-1, 4-0): Copy and paste what I said for Patriot, except substitute “Cats” for “Warriors”, “Kaiser” for “Patriot” and “Patriot” for “Kaiser”.
3) Summit (7-2, 2-2): If the SkyHawks beat Bloomington Thursday, they will clinch the No. 3 spot out of the Sunkist. If they lose, they’ll need Riverside Norte Vista to beat Jurupa Valley. That would cause a three-way coin flip for the last spot between Summit, Norte Vista and Bloomington.
4) Bloomington (2-7, 1-3): I’m putting Bloomington ahead of Norte Vista because the Bruins have a more direct possibility at the playoffs. If they win and Norte Vista loses, Bloomington gets the No. 3 seed. If both the Bruins and Norte Vista win, then it goes to a three-way coin flip with Summit.
5) Norte Vista (4-5, 1-3): The Indians need a win and a Bloomington win. In that situation, they’ll be part of three-way coin flip with the Bruins and SkyHawks.
6) Jurupa Valley (2-7, 0-4): Eliminated from playoff consideration.