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CV grappler Vizcaino finishes in top 12
Hawks place 56th as a team
Hawk Michael Manzur won three of five matches in the 122-pound division at the Tim Brown Invitational. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling team traveled to Sacramento last week to compete at the Tim Brown Invitational.

Hawk grapplers posted a combined record of 14-26.

Central Valley finished 56th at the 94-team event.

Clovis West, Folsom and Oak Ridge placed first, second and third, respectively.

"I knew some kids wouldn't win any matches," Hawks head coach Rob Beckhart said. "The idea was to expose everyone to higher-level competition."

Adrian Vizcaino compiled a 3-2 record en route to a top-12 showing in the 184-pound division.

Vizcaino won by pin against Tokay's Eric Stipe and Ponderosa's Joshua Ferry, and by decision (10-2) against Larson.

Adrian lost by decision (3-1) to Merced's Kenneth Hamel and decision (5-1) to Clovis' Tanner Rice.

"He stepped up his game," Beckhart said.

Michael Manzur (122s) and Cristian Garcia (140s) had 3-2 marks in their respective divisions.

Manzur won by pin against Madera's Andrew Romine, decision (7-0) against Woodland's Luis Rodriguez and decision (7-0) against Angelo Rodriguez's Joemar Anicete.

Michael lost by pin to Oakdale's Trevor Williams and decision (9-6) to Vista Del Lago's Antionio Mulqueeney.

Garcia won by decision (5-2) against Woodcreek's Clayton Lopes, decision (2-1) against Corning Union's Josh Shults and decision (5-2) against Roseville's Robert Ferry.

Cristian lost by decision (14-10) to Casa Roble's Jesse Hernandez and decision (10-7) to Golden Valley's Ethan Morse.

Ethan Rotondo (108s), Luis Torres (154s), Eddy Nunez (162s), Rick Brown (172s) and Cesar Yepiz (222s) compiled identical 1-2 records.

Rotondo won by decision (10-3) against Corning Union's High's Chase Wimer.

Ethan lost by decision (6-4) to Bear Creek's Aaron Rugnao and major decision (13-2) to Will C. Wood's Jeff Teel.

Torres won by pin against Nevada Union's Dustin Lamoly.

Luis lost by pin to Casa Roble's Tyler Babb and by decision (13-8) to Anderson Union's Jacob Hanes.

"Ethan's doing really well for a freshman," coach Beckhart said. "He lost to two potential state-qualifiers. They're both ranked in the section."

Nunez won by major decision (14-1) against Lassen's Tommy Eigen.

Eddy lost by decision (10-6) to Oakdale's Hunter Burford and major decision (11-2) to De la Salle's Moncello Orozco.

Brown won by decision (11-8) against Granite Bay's Mitchell Morse.

Rick Brown lost by decision (2-0) to Foothill's Steve Acebo and decision (1-0) to Orland's Dallas Deatherage.

Yepiz won by decision (6-5) against Chico High's Nick Uribe.

Cesar lost by major decision (13-2) to Lathrop's Omar Fernandez and pin to Woodland's Daniel Sonora.

Christian Oliver (115s), Severo Vazquez (128s), Abel Garcia (134s), Jason Beckhart (197s) and Jose Medina (285s) all lost two matches.

Oliver lost by decision (8-2) to Benicia's Alejandro Lanza and by major decision (13-1) to Bella Vista's Dru Smith.

Vazquez lost by pin to Lincoln of Stockton's Alfonso Torrez and by decision (4-0) to West Valley's John Tomasello.

Garcia lost by decision (4-0) to Argonaut's Caleb Patrick and by decision (7-2) to Shasta High's Quinn Hall.

Beckhart lost by pin to Oak Ridge's Sherman Mc Vey Escalon's Daniel Gonzalez.

Medina lost by decision (5-4) to Willows High's Benjamin Cazares Clark and by pin to Sutter High's Tyler Luna.

"We competed," Rob Beckhart said. "We know it's a tough tournament. We're going to keep coming back."