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CHS wrestlers dominate Tigers
CHS wrestling squad opens WAC dual-meet season with impressive win
Ceres Highs Brandon Ramirez pinned Pattersons Brandon Allen in the opening round of their 132-pound match. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's varsity wrestling team didn't face much of a challenge during its Western Athletic Conference season-opening dual match.

The Bulldogs pummeled visiting Patterson, 58-7, Wednesday evening at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

"We're in our league schedule now," Ceres High head coach Steve Festa said. "I was pleasantly surprised with how we dominated that match. They participated in our tournament earlier this season. They have the best wrestler in the league in Daniel Cota."

Ceres High improved to 1-0 in the WAC.

The Tigers dropped to 0-1 in league standings.

"We're working hard," Festa said. "We're getting better every single day. It's about what we do. The wins will come if we wrestle the way we're supposed to."

Ceres High's Spencer Nelson, Brandon Ramirez, Rudy Gonzales, John Alba and Luis Camarillo were all victorious by fall.

Nelson won by pin (0:16) versus Justin Gonzales at 160 pounds.

Ramirez won by pin (0:53) versus Brandon Allen at 132 pounds.

Gonzales won by pin (1:14) versus Marc Lopez at 285 pounds.

Alba won by pin (3:30) versus Austin Lewis at 152 pounds.

Camarillo won by pin (3:37) versus Christian Morais at 120 pounds.

Michael Vargas won by decision (15-8) versus Johann Salazar at 113 pounds.

Daniel Raya won by decision (4-0) versus Keith Gordon at 145 pounds.

Aaron Page won by decision (6-3) versus Steven Rincon at 126 pounds.

Isaac Soto, Daniel McElwain and Abel Morales collected forfeit wins at 182, 195 and 220 pounds, respectively.

Aiden Moore lost by major decision (16-3) to Daniel Cota at 138 pounds.

Diego Diaz lost by decision (10-3) to Michael Boschi at 170 pounds.