Lowell Wrestling ended its regular season competition today sending 11 wrestlers to the SF Section championships (AKA All City). We brought home the SF Section champion trophy, five section champions, and ten individual medals.
We medaled 10 of our 11 wrestlers and sent 8 into the finals. Individually we had: five 1st place, three 2nd place, and two 3rd place finishes.
This strong performance propelled us to a solid first place team finish of 165 points which was 37 team points ahead of the second place team. This was despite the fact that we entered the tournament not having wrestlers in three weight classes.
SF Section Champions
108 lbs – Chris O’Neill (senior)
122 lbs – Marco Kwan (senior)
128 lbs – Nicholas Woo (senior)
134 lbs – Jonah Nascimento (soph)
197 lbs – Bryant Nguyen (senior)
2nd place finishers
140 lbs – Michael Ryaboy (frosh)
162 lbs – Sanchez O’Leary (junior)
222 lbs – Gordon Mau (junior)
3rd place finishers
115 lbs – Giovanni Thai (soph)
154 lbs – Maxwell Song (soph)
The five Lowell SF Section champions will now compete at the toughest state wrestling tournament in the country (the CIF State Wrestling Championships) in Bakersfield, Calif. March 3-4. Unlike state wrestling championships in other states for California state championships for other sports; there is no div 1, 2, etc. separation. The CIF State Wrestling championships is “open” with the 40 best wrestlers in the state at each weight class from schools big and small across California competing.
We have been training for and look forward to the challenge.