Lowell Wrestlers Win 16 Medals and an Outstanding Wrestler Trophy

Chris O’Neill – tournament champion & Outstanding Wrestler

We did a lot of traveling and a lot wrestling over the three day weekend with 28 Lowell wrestlers competing in four tournaments and wrestling over a hundred matches. In the end, we brought home 16 medals and an Outstanding Wrestler trophy.

Saturday, Jan. 14
1) The varsity boys competed in the Clayton Valley Invitational. Lowell finished the day with four medals:
Senior Chris O’Neill was the tournament champion at 106lbs and received the Outstanding Wrestler award for winning all his matches by pin. This was Chris’ first ever first place finish at a varsity tournament.
Senior Nicholas Woo took second place at 126lbs.
Junior Sanchez O’Leary took 3rd place at 132lbs.
Senior Marco Kwan took 4th place at 120lbs.

2) The varsity girls traveled to Lodi where they competed at the Tigers Ladies Challenge at Tokay HS.
This was their toughest tournament of the season with 46 Sac-Joaquin and Central Section teams competing in the crucible.
Sophomore Sarah Quiñones went 3-1 taking 7th place at varsity 170lbs.
Junior Jill Liang took 1st place at JV 131lbs
Freshman Airah Franco took 5th place at JV 131lbs

3) The JV boys competed at the Albany Invitational.
Sophmore Jonah Nascimento took 1st place at JV 132lbs
Freshman Michael Ryaboy took 1st place at JV 138lbs
Junior Jacob Goldstein took 2nd place at JV 132lbs
Sophomore Maxwell Song took 2nd place at frosh/soph 152lbs
Freshman Song Zhao took 2nd place at frosh/soph 220lbs
Senior Bryant Nguyen took 3rd place at JV 220lbs

Monday, Jan. 16
Seven girls competed at The Amazon tournament at Pittsburg HS.
Sophomore Sarah Quiñones took 1st place at varsity 170lbs.
Junior Brittney Dare took 3rd place at varsity 116lbs
Freshman Airah Franco finished in 2nd place at JV 131lbs
Freshman Daniela Romo-Maldonado took 3rd place at JV 131lbs
This was a very busy weekend for us. This week is a bye week for us in the SF Section, but next Saturday we will compete at varsity, girls and JV tournaments in Albany, Hollister, and Livermore.