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Ceres High School grapplers shine in Stockton
Ceres High's varsity wrestling program dominated at the Bear Creek Invitational last week.

The Bulldogs finished 5-0 during the dual-meet portion of the tournament on Friday.

Ceres High beat Enochs (39-37), Vacaville (39-27), Galt (55-9), St. Mary's (55-19) and Franklin (54-18).

"I didn't expect that," head coach Jon Nowicki said. "But the kids deserved it. They're finally wrestling to their potential."

Curtis Hulstine (119 pounds, 5-0 record), Keegan Overbey (130, 5-0), Brian Naylor (125, 5-0), Shawn Amirfar (140, 5-0), Albert Melendez (Hwt., 3-1), Hadon Lopez (171, 3-2), Christian Rodriguez (145, 3-2), Tony Spinella (160, 2-3), Wesley Schweiger (103, 2-3), Matt Vanderlaan (189, 1-4) and Diego Garcia (215, 1-3) all competed for the Bulldogs.

On Saturday, Hulstine, Overbey, Naylor, Amirfar, Rodriguez, Spinella, Schweiger and Garcia participated in the individual competition.

Curtis won twice on his way to a first-place finish. He earned lower-weight MVP honors.

"He took home a lot of hardware," Nowicki said.

Keegan also placed first. He compiled a 3-0 record.

Brian, Shawn and Christian finished in second place. They posted identical 2-1 records.

Tony (3-2), Wesley (2-2) and Diego (2-2) took fifth.

Ceres High will travel to Scotts Valley later this week to compete in the 30th Annual Coast Classic High School Wrestling Tournament.

The two-day event gets underway on Friday.

The Bulldogs had just one placer last season.

"It's got some of the best wrestlers in the state," Nowicki said.