A fan’s guide to Mid-Cals

Everything you need to know for Mid-Cals: times, who to watch,
tournament seeds

What: 25th annual Mid-Cals

Where: Gilroy High School gym complex

When: Friday and Saturday

Participants: 49 teams, around 600 wrestlers

The Elite Eight: Elk Grove (4th CA), Buchanan (9th CA), Gilroy (10th CA), Turlock (15th CA), Clovis East, Foothill, St. Francis (4th CCS), Hollister (5th CCS)

Weights to Watch:

-116: Ty Costa (Turlock) is 21-3 and a member of the national team. Andre Phillips (Elk Grove) is competing for the first time all year, but finished eighth at state last season.

-144: Eric Brooks (Shasta) was fifth at state and is currently 24-3. Daniel Weatherly (Exeter) finished third at both the Mid-Cals and CCS last year.

-149: Make sure to catch Lewis Gonzalez (Turlock). The Greco All-American won state last year and has posted seconds at the prestigious Reno and Five Counties this season.

-164: Freshman Hunter Collins (Gilroy) entered the scene with a win over Dan Montanez (Monte Vista) at Overfelt last weekend. The top two seeds will likely meet again.

-175: Michael Drake (Elk Grove) is 22-1, won at the Doc Buchanan and finished second at state

107

1. Sergio Valdez, South San Francisco (21-2, No. 2 CCS)

2. Josh Amaro, Los Banos (19-2, 6th LY Mid-Cals)

3. Michael Rodriguez, Evergreen Valley (23-4, 4th Zinkin)

4. Steven Fitzgerald, Clovis East (14-8, 7th Sierra Nevada)

GHS: Nicolo Naranjo (questionable)

116

1. Ty Costa, Turlock (21-3, Nat’l team member)

2. Andre Phillips, Elk Grove (No record, 8th state LY)

3. Ricky Trevino, Fresno (19-5, 1st Lemoore)

4. Buck Contreras, Buchanan (18-10, 2nd Zinkin)

GHS: Tim Ibanez

123

1. T.J. Owens, Ripon (31-4, 4th SJS)

2. Matt Thomas, Shasta (16-5, 2nd NorCals)

3. Eddy Ngo, Overfelt (20-5, No. 1 CCS)

4. Ernesto Ramirez, Exeter (29-4, 3-0 Zinkin)

GHS: Rudy Maldonaldo (No. 6 CCS)

129

1. Daniel Summers, Bellarmine (22-4, No. 1 CCS)

2. Issac Subia, Coalinga (4th Central Section LY)

3. Nick Jordan, Elk Grove (25-7, 3rd Buchanan)

4. Kristion Martino, Andrew Hill (22-2)

GHS: Joseph Serrano (No. 3 CCS)

134

1. Adin Dueñas, Gilroy (16-9, No.1 CCS)

2. Troy Larsen, Clovis East (19-10, 2nd Sierra Nevada)

3. Joey Wilson, Half Moon Bay (No. 3 CCS)

4. Garth Simonis, Foothill (14-6, No. 1 section)

139

1. Armando Gonzalez, Gilroy (21-4, No. 1 CCS)

2. Jovanny Velarde, Buchanan (21-10, 5th Zinkin)

3. Lenny Marandino, Shasta (19-3, 3-1 Reno TOC)

4. Michael Rico, Silver Creek (20-4, 1st Overfelt)

144

1. Eric Brooks, Shasta (24-3, No. 3 CA)

2. Daniel Weatherly, Exeter (27-8, 3rd Mid-Cals LY)

3. Kevin Cunningham, St. Francis (No. 1 CCS)

4. Danny Castaneda, Los Banos (15-5)

GHS: Austin Gubrud

149

1. Lewis Gonzalez, Turlock (24-3, No. 1 CA)

2. John Daly, Elk Grove (25-8, 3rd Buchanan)

3. Brian Rodriguez, Clovis East (20-6, 1st Firebaugh)

4. Chris Minafo, Monterey (20-3, No. 7 CCS)

GHS: Joseph Delgado

156

1. Austin Cronan, Turlock (23-6, No. 8 CA)

2. J.D. Thrall, Elk Grove (22-8, 2nd Buchanan)

3. Eric Smith, Buchanan (24-11)

4. Evan Lawson, Oakridge (19-8)

GHS: Mike Ayers

164

1. Hunter Collins, Gilroy (19-7, 1st Overfelt)

2. Dan Montanez, Monte Vista (18-2, 1st Cupertino)

3. Chris Rey, Half Moon Bay (No. 2 CCS)

4. Andrew Balch, Buchanan (26-10, 2nd Zinkin)

175

1. Michael Drake, Elk Grove (22-1, 1st CA)

2. Matt Boger, Coalinga (1st Lemoore)

3. Caleb Orozco, Overfelt (23-3, No. 5 CCS)

4. Travis Edwards, Monterey (

GHS: Luis Albarran (No. 9 CCS)

193

1. John Drake, Elk Grove (25-4, No. 5 CA)

2. Brent Walter, Saratoga (23-2, No. 1 CCS)

3. Zak Parrish, Buchanan (21-8)

4. Chris Ramirez, Los Banos (24-3)

GHS: Andres Barragan (No. 4 CCS)

219

1. Tom Haines, Oakridge (25-6, 3rd Zinkin)

2. Ryan Coulson, Elk Grove (15-6, 2nd Buchanan)

3. Ryan Dunn, Hollister (No. 1 CCS)

4. Tyler Payne, Monterey (22-3, No. 4 CCS)

GHS: Daniel Gamez

HW

1. Tommy James, Independence (20-0, 2nd CA)

2. Robert Dicochea, Los Banos (13-1, 1st Lodi)

3. Raymond Romero, Silver Creek (22-5, No. 2 CCS)

4. Nate Aufdermaur, Ripon (25-7)

GHS: Luis Chavez (No. 9 CCS)

– Compiled by Brett Edgerton

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