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Dawgs impress in Stockton tournament
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Eight Bulldogs posted a combined record of 17-7 at Edison High School's Viking Kickoff on Saturday in Stockton.

"Overall, it's a good first meet," Ceres High wrestling coach Jon Nowicki said. "Everybody wrestled really well. I'm pretty excited for the year."

Tony Chavez, Tony Spinella and Dustin Espinoza went undefeated.

Chavez, a senior, registered two wins by pin and one by forfeit on his way to a 3-0 record in the 160-pound weight division.

Spinella, a sophomore, won by pin, decision and forfeit while splitting time at 160 and 171 pounds.

"He's going to be a solid wrestler," Nowicki said.

Espinoza, a senior, tallied two pins and one major decision at 140 pounds.

Steven Chavez, Keegan Overbey and Brian Naylor compiled identical records of 2-1 in their respective weight classes.

Chavez, a senior, won twice by pin at 189 pounds. His lone loss came via pin.

Overbey, a sophomore, won by pin and forfeit at 130 pounds. He lost his final match by decision.

Naylor, a sophomore, won by pin and forfeit at 112 pounds. He lost his first match by pin.

Sophomores Shawn Amirfar and Curtis Hulstine showed a lot of competitive spirit in losing two of three matches.

Hulstine won by pin at 119 pounds. He lost twice by decision.

"Throughout the tournament, Curtis was definitely the most improved," Nowicki said.

Amirfar won via forfeit at 135 pounds. He also dropped two matches by decision.

Ceres High finished in second place in the team standings. The Bulldogs beat Weston Ranch and Stagg. They lost to Edison.

Novice tourney

Jesse Gilmore finished in first place in the 215-pound weight division at Weston Ranch High School. He won all three of his matches, including two by pin and one by decision.