STATE WRESTLING: Midday Update: Five of seven Mustangs still wrestling, three alive in championship bracket

Gilroy's Blake Kastl wrestles in his 135 pound match during the

BAKERSFIELD – Three championship rounds and two consolation
rotations through Day 1 at the CIF State Wrestling Championships
and three Mustangs remain neck deep in the championship bracket
while three others are still alive in the consolation bracket.
BAKERSFIELD – Three championship rounds and two consolation rotations through Day 1 at the CIF State Wrestling Championships and three Mustangs remain neck deep in the championship bracket while three others are still alive in the consolation bracket.

Championship Round 3 went off with out a hitch for the trio of Nikko Villarreal (125), Willie Fox (130) and Blake Kastl (135)Friday afternoon in Bakersfield. All three are 3-0 so far and will wrestle once more this evening for a spot in the semifinals.

Villarreal battled back from a 6-2 deficit against Blake Lowrie of Laguna turning the tide for a 9-8 decision.

Willie Fox drew Tanner Feurerstein of Oakdale in the third championship round, prevailing 9-4.

Kastl picked apart Jesse Taylor of Poway and cruised to an 11-1 major decision.

In the quarterfinals, Villarreal will take on Alex Cisneros of Selma, the state’s No. 1-ranked 125-pounder, Fox will meet Nick Pena – No. 2 in the state – of Selma and Kastl’s opponent is Dalton Metivier of Lincoln.

Meanwhile, down in the consolation portion, Leif Dominguez (103) rebounded from a second-round loss with a 5-0 win to keep his tournament alive. Paul Fox also atoned for an earlier defeat with an 8-2 decision against Justin Martin Del Camp of West.

Victor Olmos’ (119) day came to an end after a narrow 5-4 loss in the second consolation round. Aaron Gonzalez (140) also met the end of the road on Friday, going 0-2.

Two more consolation rounds and one more championship round will take place on Day 1 later tonight.

Check back for another update.

Results through three championship rounds and two consolation

103 – Leif Dominguez

Champ. Round 2 – Mason Pengilly (Porterville (CS)) 3-0 won by decision over Leif Dominguez (Gilroy (CC)) 1-1 (Dec 3-0)

Cons. Round 2 – Leif Dominguez (Gilroy (CC)) 1-1 won by decision over Nam Tran (Irvine (SS)) 1-2 (Dec 5-0)

112 – Paul Fox

Champ. Round 1 – Paul Fox (Gilroy (CC)) 2-1 won by decision over Matt Nader (Canyon/A (SS)) 2-1 (Dec 5-1)

Champ. Round 2 – Arnulfo Olea – (Exeter (CS)) 2-0 won by pin over Paul Fox (Gilroy (CC)) 2-1 (Pin 4:44)

Cons. Round 2 – Paul Fox (Gilroy (CC)) 2-1 won by decision over Justin Martin del camp (West (SJ)) 1-2 (Dec 6-2)

119 – Victor Olmos

Champ. Round 2 – Colin Contreras (Servite (SS)) 2-1 won by pin over Victor Olmos (Gilroy (CC)) 0-2 (Pin 3:35)

Cons. Round 2 – Giovanni Castillo (Centennial/Cor (SS)) 2-1 won by decision over Victor Olmos (Gilroy (CC)) 0-2 (Dec 5-4)

125 – Nikko Villarreal

Champ. Round 1 – Nikko Villarreal (Gilroy (CC)) 3-0 won by decision over Chris Garcia (Clovis West (CS)) 1-2 (Dec 10-4)

Champ. Round 2 – Nikko Villarreal (Gilroy (CC)) 3-0 won by decision over Nathan Monck (Orland (NS)) 1-1 (Dec 8-1)

Champ. Round 3 – Nikko Villarreal (Gilroy (CC)) 3-0 won by decision over Blake Lowrie (Laguna Hills (SS)) 1-1 (Dec 9-8)

130 – Willie Fox

Champ. Round 1 – Willie Fox (Gilroy (CC)) 3-0 won by pin over Zack Wiley (Freedom (NC)) 0-2 (Pin 3:42)

Champ. Round 2 – Willie Fox (Gilroy (CC)) 3-0 won by tech fall over Tyler Zimmer – (Clovis West (CS)) 0-2 (TF 15-0)

Champ. Round 3 – Willie Fox (Gilroy (CC)) 3-0 won by decision over Tanner Feuerstein (Oakdale (SJ)) 1-1 (Dec 9-4)

135 – Blake Kastl

Champ. Round 1 – Blake Kastl (Gilroy (CC)) 3-0 won by pin over C.j. Valenzuela (Madera (CS)) 0-2 (Pin 1:46)

Champ. Round 2 – Blake Kastl (Gilroy (CC)) 3-0 won by pin over Alberto Flores (Rosemead (SS)) 0-2 (Pin 3:58)

Champ. Round 3 – Blake Kastl (Gilroy (CC)) 3-0 won by major decision over Jesse Taylor (Poway (SD)) 1-1 (Maj 11-1)

140 – Aaron Gonzalez

Champ. Round 2 – Isaiah Martinez (Lemoore (CS)) 2-0 won by pin over Aaron Gonzales (Gilroy (CC)) 0-1 (Pin 2:55)

Cons. Round 2 Nolan Kajiwara of James Logan won by 8-0 dec. over Aaron Gonzales (Gilroy (CC)) 0-2

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