by Pablo Di Maria
Golden State Wrestling News
LOS ANGELES, CA. – The Servite Friars will be hosting two powerhouse teams from the Southern Section and the North Coast Section this Friday in Northview and DeLaSalle High.
The action is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. with the first match being between Northview vs. DeLaSalle, followed with Servite vs. DeLaSalle to lock horns in the second round. The last dual-meet of the night will be between host Servite and Northview. All rankings courtesy of www.ccsrank.com
106 – Adrian Limon (Northview) # 9, 106 – Bobby Cuevas Jr. (DeLaSalle) # 40, 113 – Andrew Silva (Servite) # 12, 120 – Marcus Medina (Servite) # 23, 120 – Carlos Carrillo (Northview) # 34, 126 – Josh Medina (Servite) # 10, 126 - Riley Hilt (DeLaSalle) # 12, 126 – Jason Valencia (Northview) # 33, 132 – Kyle Parco (DeLaSalle) # 5, 132 – Collin Hayes (Northview) # 7, 132 – Marcos Magana (Servite) # 24, 138 – Teddy Okada (Servite) # 9, 138 – Dwayne Guerrero (DeLaSalle) # 15, 145 – Daniel Magana (Servite) # 21, 145 – Logan Sumulong (DeLaSalle) # 24, 152 – Valor Buck (Servite) # 13, 160 – Ankhaa Enkhmandakh (DeLaSalle) # 3, 160 -Tyler Okada (Servite) # 39, 170 - Lance Hackett (DeLaSalle) # 26, 195 - Tristen Wilson (Servite) # 13, 195 – Rigo Estrada (Northview) # 20, 220 – David Barela (Northview) # 7
The nine-time North Coast Section champions DeLaSalle High are the favorites this season to claim their tenth section championship and fifth consecutive team title. Since the early 2000s, the Spartans have produced many state place winners and state champions. However, their bread-and-butter style of wrestling is Greco-Roman. The Concord Youth Center (CYC) team has produced many outstanding individuals in that style of wrestling. One of their most famous alumni's is 2016 Olympian Robby Smith. The Spartans are trotting out one of their best line-ups in recent years. Their senior class is filled with experience and accomplished grapplers who have elevated the program. They will be tested by both Servite and Northview on Friday.
Servite High will be led by state qualifier Andrew Silva, Fargo All-American Teddy Okada, Josh Medina, and the Magana siblings (Marcos and Daniel). While the Friars are loaded with talent from 113-195, they will be missing wrestlers at 106 and 285. Going into a dual-meet against teams like DeLasalle and Northview down by 12 points, it will be a tough task for them to recover. Nevertheless, their seniors have the experience and technique to rack up bonus points in their matches. They were triumphant last year in defeating Northview. They will attempt to recreate that task and stay undefeated on the season.
The 11-time CIF-SS Dual Meet champions Northview High, are poised to have another excellent dual-meet season. They are a young team led by state placer Gabriel Cortez and state qualifier David Barela. The Northview program is rich with wrestling tradition dating back to the early 90s. What makes the Vikings so dangerous, is that have the depth for a dual-meet format. The Vikings are relying on much youth – the sophomore class, in particular, has lots of potential – but they're improved from last year. Expect the Vikings to have a great dual with both Servite and DeLaSalle this Friday.