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Hawks compete at Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Wrestling Championships

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Hawks compete at Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Wrestling Championships


POSTED February 20, 2013 8:42 a.m.
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Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling program will have one representative at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships this week in Stockton.

Junior Adrian Vizcaino advanced by virtue of his second-place finish at the Division-IV meet on Saturday in Los Banos.

Hawk teammates Frankie Valdez, Isaiah Gonzales, Cristian Garcia, Michael Manzur, Logan Dowling, Eddy Nunez and Joaquin Garcia had their seasons cut short as they finished outside the top four in their respective divisions.

Central Valley (48 points) took 11th in the team standings.

Adrian, a two-time Western Athletic Conference champion, lost 5-2 to Central Catholic's Reggie Bland in the finals of the 182-pound bracket.

"He was upset," head coach Rob Beckhart said. "His goal was to win Divisionals."

Vizcaino dominated his first two opponents.

He beat East Union's Richard Whitescarver (pin, 1:35) and El Dorado's Alex LeBaron (major decision, 17-6).

"I liked his determination," Beckhart said.

Adrian has won 80 matches since being promoted to varsity as a freshman.

Vizcaino, 32-13 this year, qualified for Masters for the second year in a row.

"He still has some work to do," Beckhart said when asked where Vizcaino ranks in Central Valley's wrestling history. "But you can't argue with his results. He's the best based on his accomplishments and what he's done. He's confident. He doesn't second-guess himself."

Valdez, a 152-pound senior, just missed securing a berth to Masters.

Frankie compiled a 4-2 record en route to a fifth-place finish.

He beat El Dorado's Jeremiah Romero (pin, 1:29), Weston Ranch's Gerardo Gonzales (decision, 5-3) and Kimball's Austin Griffin (major decision, 15-4) and Manteca's Zack Preito (decision, 9-4).

Valdez lost to Oakdale's Tyler Malone (decision, 7-4) and Vista del Lago's Ben Johnson (pin, 2:34).

Isaiah won 30 of 50 matches during his first full season with the Hawks.

"I'm happy for him," Beckhart said. "He worked hard just to be eligible for wrestling. He took night school. He's got nothing to be ashamed of. He had a great season. It's a shame we only had him for one year."

Gonzales, a 106-pound junior, appeared headed for Masters before dropping three straight matches on his way to a sixth-place finish.

Isaiah lost by pin (2:00) to eventual-champion Nico Colunga of Oakdale in the semifinals.

He was also beaten by Kimball's Robbie Delgado (pin, 4:30) and Vista del Lago's Dalton Boyer (10-7).

Gonzales defeated Boyer (decision, 10-7) earlier in the tournament. He also collected a win against Patterson's Isaiah DeOCampo (pin, 1:55).

Gonzales posted a 32-15 overall record this year.

He had a combined mark of 13-25 at the varsity level the previous two seasons.

"For him to have the kind of season he had is really cool," Beckhart said. "That's a remarkable turnaround. He was our biggest surprise this year. We're excited to see how he does next year."

Cristian Garcia won two of his four matches at 138 pounds.

He beat Liberty Ranch's Alan Maldonado (pin, 4:25) and Cosumnes Oaks' David Ross (major decision, 8-0).

He lost to Oakdale's Jake Jacobson (pin, 5:30) and Weston Ranch's Brandon Mungarro (disqualification).

Manzur (120s), Dowling (132s), Nunez (160s) and Joaquin Garcia (170s) all finished 0-2.

Michael lost to Cosumnes Oaks' Brad Nantuna (major decision, 11-3) and Kimball's Reece Chew (major decision, 12-1).

Logan lost to Vista del Lago's Michael Gary (pin, 1:51) and Patterson's Manuel Cruz (decision, 6-0).

Eddy lost to Oakdale's Tanner Reeves (pin, 1:16) and El Dorado's Ricky Reed (decision, 13-6).

Joaquin lost to Union Mine's Hunter Cannon (pin, 5:48) and Central Catholic's Miguel Hernandez (major decision, 11-2).

The Masters meet will be staged at Stockton Arena this Friday and Saturday.

Vizcaino and Bland could meet again. They'll be placed on opposite sides of the bracket.

Adrian has lost three times to Reggie this year.

The top seven finishers in each weight division advance to state.

"There are some tough kids in his class," Beckhart said.
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