Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
Lowell participated in its first wrestling tournament of the season at the Red Dog Invitational at San Rafael HS. We sent 16 wrestlers including three of our five returning wrestlers. For most (13) of the squad we sent, it was their first time ever competing in the sport of wrestling.
This tournament was a primarily a good opportunity to evaluate our first-year wrestlers in the field of battle for the first time after 1.5 months of practicing six days a week. The Lowell wrestlers represented themselves and Lowell very well. 11 out of our 16 participating wrestlers placed including three tournament champions.
With only 25% of last season’s wrestlers returning this season, we know this is a reloading year for Lowell. Still, we have high goals which include repeating as SF Section champions. This was the first of many varsity, JV, and girls tournaments Lowell wrestlers will be competing in this season to get experience, confidence, and mental toughness competing against wrestlers from sections outside SF to help us reach our goals.
Here are your placers:
1st place – Cris Sanchez (senior) – 195 lbs
2nd place – Asa Jungreis (senior) – 132 lbs
Dominic Nocon (frosh) – 106 lbs
Andy Jiang (junior) – 145 lbs
Chris O’Neill (soph) – 106 lbs
Marco Kwan (soph) – 120 lbs
Sanchez O’Leary (frosh) – 132 lbs
Ryan Chan (frosh) – 138 lbs
Nick Woo (soph) – 120 lbs
John Dente (junior) – 195 lbs
4th place – Claire Payne 131 lbs