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Hulstine takes 4th in Scotts Valley
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Two of Ceres High's 11 varsity grapplers advanced to the second day of the Coast Classic Wrestling Tournament last week in Scotts Valley.

Hulstine, a junior, placed fourth with a 3-2 record in the 119-pound division.

"He knows he could have done better," Bulldogs head coach Jon Nowicki said. "It's still early in the season. We're working out some kinks."

Curtis dropped his final two matches on Saturday. He lost in overtime in the semifinals.

"He wasn't as aggressive," Nowicki said. "He needs to work on his confidence."

Hulstine medaled at his second straight tournament. He took first at the Bear Creek Invitational the previous week.

"He didn't place last year until halfway through the season," Nowicki said. "He's doing a lot of things better. His main strength is his quickness."

Amirfar won two of his four matches at 140 pounds. The junior suffered his final loss in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Keegan Overbey (130) and Tony Spinella (152) compiled identical 2-2 records.

Andrew Cefre (135) posted a 1-2 mark.

Wesley Schwieger (103), Christian Rodriguez (145), Erik Eisenbeis (160), Matt Vanderlaan (189), Diego Garcia (215) and Marlow Villapuda (Hwt.) all went 0-2 on Friday.

Ceres High took 30th overall at the 45-team tournament.

"We didn't do quite as well as we wanted," Nowicki said. "But we got to see what good wrestling is all about."

The overnight trip also served as a valuable bonding experience.

"It helped build team camaraderie," Jon said.