The Ceres Pups Wrestling Club competed at the California Cosmic Bash Folkstyle Tournament this past month in Roseville.
Eight of Ceres’ 10 grapplers placed at the Oct. 29 event, which was staged under neon lights at Roebbelen Center.
The tournament featured over 600 wrestlers.
“We did really well considering it was our first wrestling tournament and live action in months,” head coach Tony Ormonde said.
“Our team success came from the hard work we put in during the offseason,” he added. “The individuals who came to our Pups wrestling room were allowed to train year-round and be prepared from the start.”
Eli Swartz placed first with a 2-0 record in the 285-pound weight division for 15-and-under boys.
He collected a pair of wins against Kelseyville’s Tucker Murray.
Swartz prevailed by decision (4-1) and pin (0:36).
Atreyu Cisneros placed first with a 2-0 record in the 172-pound division for 13-and-under boys.
Cisneros collected wins against Diablos Wrestling Club’s Caleb Ocampo (decision, 7-5) and Team Thunder’s Jackson Sierra (decision, 6-2).
Braydon Perales placed second with a 2-1 record in the 89-pound division for 9-and-under boys.
He collected wins against Elk Grove Wrestling Academy’s Logan Dotta (pin, 3:58) and Chester’s Emilio Herrera (pin, 2:02).
Mathias Kangas placed third with a 2-2 record in the 46-year-pound division for 7-and-under boys.
He collected wins against Southwest Washington’s Chase Motzkus (decision, 11-5) and Willits Grappin Pack’s Brody Taylor (forfeit).
Rambo Jacuinde placed third with an 0-2 record in the 113-pound division for 9-and-under boys.
Aiden Cisneros placed fourth with a 1-3 record in the 109-pound division for 13-and-under boys.
Cisneros topped Team Green’s Jayden Smith (pin, 0:30).
Jazlyn Cisneros placed fourth with a 1-3 record in the 123-pound division for 12-and-under girls.
Cisneros topped Willits Grappin Packs’ Sophia Whitman (pin, 3:22).
Zoey Swartz placed fourth with a 2-2 record in the 97-pound division for 8-and-under boys.
She collected wins against Pacific Edge Wrestling’s Lincoln Vann (forfeit) and Spring Hills Wrestling Club’s William Hesz (forfeit).
Landon Ormonde compiled an 0-2 record in the 70-pound division for 11-and-under boys.
Gabriel Flores compiled an 0-2 record in the 73-pound division for 10-and-under boys.
The Pups’ team roster currently consists of 39 wrestlers and 21 cheerleaders.
Ceres has four coaches in Ormonde, Nathan Pimentel, Mark Kangas and Josh Swartz.
“The expectation is for our returning Pups wrestlers to build on the previous season and we want to help our new wrestlers develop a passion for the sport,” Ormonde said.
The Ceres Pups Wrestling Club was founded by Steven Festa in 2015.