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11 Hawk wrestlers compete at state
Eleven members of the Ceres Hawks Wrestling Club competed at the California USA Kids Freestyle State Championships, June 1-3, at Fresno's Selland Arena.

"I'm very happy with the results," head coach Jorge Saucedo said. "There was really good competition there this year."

Osbaldo Manzo placed first in the Schoolboy-210 division.

"Unfortunately, there was nobody in his weight class," Saucedo said. "He was a little bummed out he couldn't participate in the tournament. He practiced hard and showed up. He earned it."

Claudia Martinez compiled a 1-2 record en route to a third-place finish in the Schoolgirls-98 division.

She beat EB Wrestling Club's Audrianna Gonzales (fall-6-0, 0:21).

Martinez lost to Hoopla Freestyle Wrestling Club's Daisy Reece (decision-3-2, 0-6, 3-1) and Palomino Academy's Martina Valdez (decision-3-0, 1-0).

Severo Vazquez placed fourth in the Schoolboy-152 division. He posted a 1-2 record.

Vazquez beat Christopher Rojas of the San Fernando Tigers (decision-2-1, 6-1).

He lost to Rebel Wrestling Club's Montana Torres-Helm (fall-6-3, 0:44) and Team Orangevale Wrestling's Eric Schwark (fall-0:20).

Ethan Rotondo (3-1) placed fifth in the Schoolboy-77 division.

Rotondo beat No Mercy School of Wrestling's Oscar Nellis (decision-4-1, 5-0), Silverbacks Wrestling Club's Adrian Gonzalez (decision-0-2, 2-2, 2-1) and Rebel Wrestling Club's Vincent Tabarez (fall-5-0, 0:31).

He lost to Wan-Tu-Wazuri's Ronald Thompson (fall-6-0, 3-6, 0:41).

Luis Saucedo (2-3) placed sixth in the Schoolboy-91 division.

Saucedo beat Prodogy's Jamal Smith (fall-1:13) and Canyon Springs' Ethan Diaz (fall-6-0, 0-2, 1:34).

He lost to Visalia Impact's Ivan Aguirre (fall-3-0, 1:45), Oxnard Sting's Jeremy Trinh (fall-1:39) and Smashmouth's Preston Scharf (decision-6-3, 8-2).

Austin Hunt (1-3) placed eighth in the Bantam Boys-70 division.

He beat CLAW Wrestling's Josue Salazar (technical fall-7-3, 6-0).

Hunt lost to Fresno Knights Academy's Brandon Ramirez (fall-7-0, 0:13), Scotsmen Wrestling Club's Drake Thomas (fall-7-1, 1:06) and Wild Bear Wrestling's Roman Mendez (decision-4-2, 0-0, 6-0).

Hawk teammates Gabriel Bargas (2-2), Julian Rosales (0-2), Sebastian Saucedo (0-2), Adrian Ortiz (0-2) and Jose Castillo (0-2) did not place.

Bargas beat Hoopla Freestyle Wrestling Club's William Alvarado (fall-1:29) and Future Wrestling's Bryce Yamamoto (fall-0:22) in the Intermediate Boys-60 division.

He lost to Hanford Bullpups' Gabriel Reyes (decision-6-0, 6-3) and Team Selma's Matthew Arias (technical fall-7-0, 9-3).

Rosales lost to Guadalupe Wrestling Club's Jasun Bautista (decision-3-2, 5-2) and Fortuna Youth Wrestling's Bowdrie Cox (fall-2-8, 0:35) in the Intermediate Boys-65 division.

Saucedo lost to Simi Valley Vandals' Katja Osteen (fall-0:18) and Kingsburg Wrestling Club's Daemond Contreras (fall-0:56) in the Intermediate Boys-103 Division.

Ortiz lost to Highlander's Michael Orasco (technical fall-6-0, 8-2) and No Mercy School of Wrestling's Michael Ball (technical fall-7-0, 7-0) in the Schoolboy-120 division.

Castillo lost to Cal Elite's Syrus Anderson (fall-8-0, 0:50) and Lancer Youth's Jaysen Reindel (decision-0-6, 8-0, 2-1) in the Schoolboy-136 division.