STATE WRESTLING UPDATES: Dominic Kastl, Jesse Delgado take fourth

Blake Kastl reacts to the pain after hurting his knee while

BAKERSFIELD – The last remaining Gilroy High wrestlers, Jesse
Delgado and Dominic Kastl lost in their consolation finals matches
and finished fourth at the 2010 CIF State Wrestling Champiosnhips
in Bakersfield on Saturday.
BAKERSFIELD – Both Jesse Delgado and Dominic Kastl, although coming up short of their goals of a state championship, the pair of seniors had a chance to salvage a third-place finish at the CIF State Wrestling Championships on Day 2, Saturday in Bakersfield.

However, each faltered in their respective consolation brackets, settling for fourth place and ending Gilroy’s tournament stay.

The two wrestlers were the last remaining Mustangs in alive in the tournament after entering the second day of competition with five wrestlers.

“It’s disappointing. I feel like I should have won the whole thing,” Kastl said with a clear displeasure.

Delgado (125) lost to No. 5-ranked Isaiah Martinez of Lemoore by a 12-3 major decision.

Martinez, just a freshman, held a slim 4-2 advantage as the match moved into the third period, his best round of the bout. Martinez picked up an escape point then notched a takedown and three-point near fall combo to go up 7-3. Delgado never recovered. Martinez did a superb job of defending against Delgado’s leg shots, a marquee move the Gilroy senior frequently utilizes, and more times than not connects with, to earn quick points.

Delgado wraps up his prep career with two third-place finishes at state, a state title and this year’s fourth-place showing.

Kastl fell to No. 6-ranked Nikko Reyes of Clovis West 6-3 in the 160-pound consolation final. After a deadlocked first period (0-0), Kastl started the second period on top but Reyes earned two points for a reversal to take a 2-0 lead. Kastl was able to get a point for an escape but then surrendered a two-point takedown with just 10 seconds left in the second period. Reyes added another takedown in the third to capture third place.

As a senior, Kastl completed his best trip to the state meet with his fourth-place showing.

With 89 points the Mustangs finished in sixth place for the second straight year. Bakersfield High School took the team-title with 113 points and Selma clinched second with 113.5 points.

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