MID CALS: Gilroy holds slight lead after Day 1

Gilroy's Jose Lara works to pin Santa Teresa's Jairo Granados

After Day 1 of the 32nd annual Mid Cals, the double-elimination tournament looks to be headed to a wild Day 2 and finals Saturday night. Host Gilroy High has a narrow lead on defending champion Selma at the conclusion of Friday’s all-day action.
The Mustangs have six wrestlers who will start Day 2 with a semifinals match: Victor Olmos (128), Paul Fox (134), Aaron Gonzalez (134), Niko Villarreal (140), Willie Fox (147) and heavyweight Jose Lara. Jesse Vasquez (108), Victor Daza (115), Matthew Penyacsek (154) and Juan Carbajal (162), suffered one loss Friday but are all still alive in the consolation bracket. Lupe Jimenez (154) and Mark Penyacsek (162) are also still in the tournament for Gilroy’s ‘B’ team.
Christopher High is currently 17th out of the 74-school field. No. 1-seed Jimmie Lopez (108) is in the semifinals as is heavyweight Stevie White. Ricardo Bribiescas (1340 and John Riffle lost their quarterfinals matches and will begin Day 2 in the consolation bracket.
Full brackets can be found on trackwrestling.com.
Here is how each local wrestler faired on Day 1.
Gilroy High
108 – Jesse Vaquez
    Champ. Round 1 – Jesse Vaquez (Gilroy) 4-1 won by major decision over Adrian Alonzo (Alisal) 0-2 (Maj 13-1)
    Champ. Round 2 – Adrian Camposano (Central) 24-2 won by pin over Jesse Vaquez (Gilroy) 4-1 (Pin 5:50)
    Cons. Round 2 – Jesse Vaquez (Gilroy) 4-1 won by pin over Ruben Salem (South San Francisco) 0-2 (Pin 0:22)
    Cons. Round 3 – Jesse Vaquez (Gilroy) 4-1 won by major decision over Victor Quintos (Central) 16-10 (Maj 10-0)
    Cons. Round 4 – Jesse Vaquez (Gilroy) 4-1 won by decision over Johnny Pena (Selma) 2-2 (Dec 8-3)
115 – Victor Daza
    Champ. Round 1 – Victor Daza (Gilroy) 3-1 won by pin over Yoh Tha (South San Francisco) 6-7 (Pin 2:56)
    Champ. Round 2 – Victor Daza (Gilroy) 3-1 won by major decision over Tomas Ramirez (Dinuba) 22-12 (Maj 15-4)
    Champ. Round 3 – Victor Daza (Gilroy) 3-1 won by pin over Geremy Escolta (Sequoia) 11-7 (Pin 2:55)
    Quarterfinal – Alfredo Salas (Gonzales) 24-6 won by decision over Victor Daza (Gilroy) 3-1 (Dec 2-1)
128 – Victor Olmos
    Champ. Round 1 – Victor Olmos (Gilroy) 4-0 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Victor Olmos (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Andrew Dooley (Leigh) 6-9 (Pin 0:51)
    Champ. Round 3 – Victor Olmos (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Anirudh Rajagopolan (Monta Vista) 12-7 (Pin 1:18)
    Quarterfinal – Victor Olmos (Gilroy) 4-0 won by tech fall over Kevin Convissar (Homestead) 3-1 (TF 18-3)
134 – Paul Fox
    Champ. Round 1 – Paul Fox (Gilroy) 4-0 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Paul Fox (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Greg Weinkauf (Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep) 4-7 (Pin 0:24)
    Champ. Round 3 – Paul Fox (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Robby Sanchez (Buhach Colony) 3-1 (Pin 1:51)
    Quarterfinal – Paul Fox (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Alex Garcia (Palma) 3-1 (Pin 0:45)
140 – Niko Villarreal
    Champ. Round 1 – Niko Villarreal (Gilroy) 4-0 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Niko Villarreal (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Cesar Chavez (Parajo Valley) 6-8 (Pin 1:15)
    Champ. Round 3 – Niko Villarreal (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Julian Telamante (Turlock) 7-3 (Pin 5:06)
    Quarterfinal – Niko Villarreal (Gilroy) 4-0 won by tech fall over James Robledo (Los Banos) 22-9 (TF 21-6)
147 – Willie Fox
    Champ. Round 1 – Willie Fox (Gilroy) 4-0 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Willie Fox (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Sebastian McGriff (Silver Creek) 6-8 (Pin 0:42)
    Champ. Round 3 – Willie Fox (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over John Ricci (Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep) 14-9 (Pin 1:10)
    Quarterfinal – Willie Fox (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Logan Wolfley (Pitman) 24-8 (Pin 0:47)
154 – Matthew Penyacsek
    Champ. Round 1 – Matthew Penyacsek (Gilroy) 3-1 won by pin over Alfred Noza (North Salinas) 4-1 (Pin 2:51)
    Champ. Round 2 – Matthew Penyacsek (Gilroy) 3-1 won by major decision over Albino Orozco (Turlock) 23-6 (Maj 8-0)
    Champ. Round 3 – Matthew Penyacsek (Gilroy) 3-1 won by decision over Marcus Carrillo (Los Banos) 18-11 (Dec 7-2)
    Quarterfinal – Amir Bakshi (Cupertino) 15-3 won by pin over Matthew Penyacsek (Gilroy) 3-1 (Pin 1:04)
162 – Juan Carabajal
    Champ. Round 1 – Christian Morin (Selma) 3-2 won by decision over Juan Carabajal (Gilroy) 4-1 (Dec 9-4)
    Cons. Round 1 – Juan Carabajal (Gilroy) 4-1 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 – Juan Carabajal (Gilroy) 4-1 won by pin over Abe Guzman (North Monterey County) 1-2 (Pin 4:37)
    Cons. Round 3 – Juan Carabajal (Gilroy) 4-1 won by decision over Vaughn Lewis (Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep) 6-6 (Dec 5-1)
    Cons. Round 4 – Juan Carabajal (Gilroy) 4-1 won by decision over Billy Hamilton (Half Moon Bay) 14-12 (Dec 5-3)
222 – Frank Martinez
    Champ. Round 1 – Frank Martinez (Gilroy) 3-2 won by pin over Cody Rothaus (Sequoia) 0-2 (Pin 4:33)
    Champ. Round 2 – Deonte Willis (Paso Robles) 30-7 won by major decision over Frank Martinez (Gilroy) 3-2 (Maj 14-4)
    Cons. Round 2 – Frank Martinez (Gilroy) 3-2 won by pin over Joseph Ilaoa (Homestead) 0-2 (Pin 1:34)
    Cons. Round 3 – Frank Martinez (Gilroy) 3-2 won by pin over Aurash Jalalian (Saratoga) 4-4 (Pin 0:19)
    Cons. Round 4 – JJ Strnad (Gunn) 12-4 won by tech fall over Frank Martinez (Gilroy) 3-2 (TF 18-2)
287 – Jose Lara
    Champ. Round 1 – Jose Lara (Gilroy) 4-0 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Jose Lara (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Jairo Granados (Santa Teresa) 12-4 (Pin 1:34)
    Champ. Round 3 – Jose Lara (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Jairo Rocha (Overfelt) 12-4 (Pin 0:14)
    Quarterfinal – Jose Lara (Gilroy) 4-0 won by pin over Ricardo Garcia (Turlock) 24-7 (Pin 3:45)
Gilroy ‘B’
134 – Aaron Gonzalez’s place is 6th.
    Champ. Round 1 – Aaron Gonzalez (Gilroy B) 4-0 won by pin over Joshua Tsan (George Washington) 4-4 (Pin 3:56)
    Champ. Round 2 – Aaron Gonzalez (Gilroy B) 4-0 won by forfeit over Gabriel Lops (Galileo) 14-8 (FF)
    Champ. Round 3 – Aaron Gonzalez (Gilroy B) 4-0 won by decision over Jerry DeLaRosa (Junipero Serra) 18-6 (Dec 8-1)
    Quarterfinal – Aaron Gonzalez (Gilroy B) 4-0 won by decision over Jimmy Felix (Los Banos) 25-8 (Dec 12-7)
154 – Lupe Jimenez
    Champ. Round 1 – Lupe Jimenez (Gilroy B) 4-1 won by decision over Jose Cardenas (Seaside) 0-2 (Dec 9-6)
    Champ. Round 2 – Isiah Morfin (Selma) 4-0 won by major decision over Lupe Jimenez (Gilroy B) 4-1 (Maj 16-4)
    Cons. Round 2 – Lupe Jimenez (Gilroy B) 4-1 won by pin over Steven Marquez (Gilroy B) 0-2 (Pin 2:19)
    Cons. Round 3 – Lupe Jimenez (Gilroy B) 4-1 won by pin over Greg Bjur (Aptos) 6-7 (Pin 2:03)
    Cons. Round 4 – Lupe Jimenez (Gilroy B) 4-1 won by major decision over Jesus Valdez (Dos Palos) 22-9 (Maj 19-5)
154 – Steven Marquez
    Champ. Round 1 – Mason Temple (Liberty) 3-2 won by pin over Steven Marquez (Gilroy B) 0-2 (Pin 4:13)
    Cons. Round 1 – Steven Marquez (Gilroy B) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 – Lupe Jimenez (Gilroy B) 4-1 won by pin over Steven Marquez (Gilroy B) 0-2 (Pin 2:19)
162 – Mark Penyacsek
    Champ. Round 1 – Mark Penyacsek (Gilroy B) 4-1 won by tech fall over Cornelio Alfaro (Gonzales) 6-13 (TF 16-1)
    Champ. Round 2 – Kyle Thorpe (Atwater) 27-3 won by pin over Mark Penyacsek (Gilroy B) 4-1 (Pin 2:45)
    Cons. Round 2 – Mark Penyacsek (Gilroy B) 4-1 won by injury default over Johnny Cortez (Christopher ) 5-11 (I-D)
    Cons. Round 3 – Mark Penyacsek (Gilroy B) 4-1 won by pin over Gene Yoo (Cupertino) 4-5 (Pin 4:07)
    Cons. Round 4 – Mark Penyacsek (Gilroy B) 4-1 won by decision over Maarten Deschaumes (Archbishop Riordan) 9-9 (Dec 6-4)
287 – Julian Marquez
    Champ. Round 1 – Julian Marquez (Gilroy B) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Dominic Jackson (Homestead) 4-0 won by pin over Julian Marquez (Gilroy B) 2-2 (Pin 1:08)
    Cons. Round 2 – Julian Marquez (Gilroy B) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 – Julian Marquez (Gilroy B) 2-2 won by forfeit over Michal Brzozek (Galileo) 0-2 (FF)
    Cons. Round 4 – Tommy Saetern (Overfelt B) 3-1 won by pin over Julian Marquez (Gilroy B) 2-2 (Pin 0:37)
Christopher High
108 – Jimmie Lopez
    Champ. Round 1 – Jimmie Lopez (Christopher ) 20-5 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Jimmie Lopez (Christopher ) 20-5 won by decision over Gabe Espino (North Salinas) 4-1 (Dec 6-2)
    Champ. Round 3 – Jimmie Lopez (Christopher ) 20-5 won by tech fall over Mathew Mittlested (Santa Teresa) 13-6 (TF 15-0)
    Quarterfinal – Jimmie Lopez (Christopher ) 20-5 won by tech fall over Cadence Lee (Gunn) 17-3 (TF 15-0)
122 – Raul Meza
    Champ. Round 1 – Raul Meza (Christopher ) 10-5 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Brandon Tran (George Washington) 11-6 won by decision over Raul Meza (Christopher ) 10-5 (Dec 5-4)
    Cons. Round 2 – Raul Meza (Christopher ) 10-5 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 – Raul Meza (Christopher ) 10-5 won by pin over Toby Sherman (San Benito) 2-2 (Pin 2:01)
    Cons. Round 4 – John Campos (Parajo Valley) 14-8 won by pin over Raul Meza (Christopher ) 10-5 (Pin 0:36)
128 – Nathan Myers
    Champ. Round 1 – Nathan Myers (Christopher ) 7-8 won by forfeit over Michael Nguyen (Galileo) 0-2 (FF)
    Champ. Round 2 – Robb Rodriguez (San Benito) 19-5 won by pin over Nathan Myers (Christopher ) 7-8 (Pin 3:20)
    Cons. Round 2 – Esteban Garcia (Madera South) 17-13 won by pin over Nathan Myers (Christopher ) 7-8 (Pin 0:26)
134 – Ricardo Bribiescas
    Champ. Round 1 – Ricardo Bribiescas (Christopher ) 15-6 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Ricardo Bribiescas (Christopher ) 15-6 won by pin over Anthony Yocum (Central) 2-2 (Pin 1:50)
    Champ. Round 3 – Ricardo Bribiescas (Christopher ) 15-6 won by decision over Adam Matsui (Westmont) 19-6 (Dec 11-6)
    Quarterfinal – Edward Garcia (Fremont) 4-0 won by decision over Ricardo Bribiescas (Christopher ) 15-6 (Dec 12-11)
140 – Andras Kabai
    Champ. Round 1 – Andras Kabai (Christopher ) 8-9 won by decision over Miko Mallari (Gunn) 7-9 (Dec 2-0)
    Champ. Round 2 – Alex Cisneros (Selma) 4-0 won by pin over Andras Kabai (Christopher ) 8-9 (Pin 1:44)
    Cons. Round 2 – Andras Kabai (Christopher ) 8-9 won by major decision over Joel Demerast (Silver Creek) 4-10 (Maj 10-2)
    Cons. Round 3 – Andras Kabai (Christopher ) 8-9 won by forfeit over Justin Wong (Galileo) 0-2 (FF)
    Cons. Round 4 – Trent Marshall (Palo Alto) 15-6 won by tech. fall over Andras Kabai (Christopher ) 8-9 (TF4 4:00)
147 – Edgar Cuevas
    Champ. Round 1 – Eric Morales (Overfelt) 11-9 won by pin over Edgar Cuevas (Christopher ) 7-8 (Pin 4:52)
    Cons. Round 1 – Edgar Cuevas (Christopher ) 7-8 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 – Manny Arellanes (Half Moon Bay) 8-7 won by pin over Edgar Cuevas (Christopher ) 7-8 (Pin 1:59)
154 – Jacob Graffigna
    Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Graffigna (Christopher ) 7-9 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Marcus Carrillo (Los Banos) 18-11 won by decision over Jacob Graffigna (Christopher ) 7-9 (Dec 8-1)
    Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Graffigna (Christopher ) 7-9 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 – Albino Orozco (Turlock) 23-6 won by pin over Jacob Graffigna (Christopher ) 7-9 (Pin 1:31)
162 – Johnny Cortez
    Champ. Round 1 – Logan Doss (Liberty) 2-2 won by pin over Johnny Cortez (Christopher ) 5-11 (Pin 2:35)
    Cons. Round 1 – Johnny Cortez (Christopher ) 5-11 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 – Mark Penyacsek (Gilroy B) 4-1 won by injury default over Johnny Cortez (Christopher ) 5-11 (I-D)
172 – Herjinder Bhandal
    Champ. Round 1 – Herjinder Bhandal (Christopher ) 5-12 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Joseph Lowman (Half Moon Bay) 20-6 won by pin over Herjinder Bhandal (Christopher ) 5-12 (Pin 1:47)
    Cons. Round 2 – Herjinder Bhandal (Christopher ) 5-12 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 – Herjinder Bhandal (Christopher ) 5-12 won by decision over Shane Calender (Salinas) 2-8 (Dec 5-3)
    Cons. Round 4 – Andre DeCoito (Castro Valley) 16-6 won by pin over Herjinder Bhandal (Christopher ) 5-12 (Pin 2:28)
197 – Josh Aguilera
    Champ. Round 1 – Josh Aguilera (Christopher ) 8-9 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Cole Rianda (Palma) 3-1 won by pin over Josh Aguilera (Christopher ) 8-9 (Pin 1:00)
    Cons. Round 2 – Josh Aguilera (Christopher ) 8-9 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 – Josh Aguilera (Christopher ) 8-9 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 4 – Kevin Soriano (Gonzales) 7-2 won by pin over Josh Aguilera (Christopher ) 8-9 (Pin 2:49)
222 – John Riffle
    Champ. Round 1 – John Riffle (Christopher ) 13-4 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – John Riffle (Christopher ) 13-4 won by pin over Enzo Santos (Menlo Atherton) 2-4 (Pin 1:05)
    Champ. Round 3 – John Riffle (Christopher ) 13-4 won by decision over Paul Vandergriff (Liberty) 15-3 (Dec 7-5)
    Quarterfinal – Tim Glauninger (Junipero Serra) 16-5 won by decision over John Riffle (Christopher ) 13-4 (Dec 6-3)
287 – Stevie White
    Champ. Round 1 – Stevie White (Christopher ) 10-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 – Stevie White (Christopher ) 10-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 3 – Stevie White (Christopher ) 10-3 won by decision over Michael Escobar (Buhach Colony) 19-9 (Dec 2-1)
    Quarterfinal – Stevie White (Christopher ) 10-3 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Patrick Munoz (James Lick) 13-5 (UTB 0-0)

1.    Gilroy    156.0
2.    Selma    150.0
3.    Turlock    124.0
4.    Madera South    116.0
5.    Paso Robles    115.0
6.    Palma    112.5
7.    Archbishop Riordan    103.0
8.    Gunn    98.5
9.    Dos Palos    95.0
10.    Palo Alto    94.5
11.    Castro Valley    92.0
12.    Los Banos    91.0
13.    Alisal    90.0
14.    Dinuba    88.5
15.    Pitman    88.0
16.    Monta Vista    82.0
17.    Christopher     78.0
18.    Junipero Serra    78.0
19.    Aptos    75.5
20.    Central    75.0

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