Lowell’s wrestlers throughly dominated Lincoln 52-15 tonight in one of the final section dual meets of the season. Seven matches were wrestled with Lowell winning four of them by pin and one by major decision.
Particularly impressive was Sasha Gonzales who put on a takedown clinic against his opponent taking his opponent down eight times and racking up a score of 22-9 before pinning him in the final 20 seconds of the match.
Getting wins for Lowell were:
106 Aldren Pasol (soph) – forfeit
113 Sasha Gonzales (soph) – fall (5:41)
120 Kelvin Mai (junior) – forfeit
126 Lorenzo Pesino (senior) – fall (3:27)
132 Pryor Vo (junior) – fall (3:34)
138 Chris Mok (junior) – major decision (16-2)
182 Maxim Dzul (soph) – forfeit
195 Derek Yi (junior) – forfeit
285 Rostyslav Tolochko (junior) – fall (0:35)
With All-City just a week and a half away, Lowell had one final section meet left in the season next Tuesday, Feb. 19 against Mission. This will be a home dual in the Lowell gym at 4pm. Come cheer on your wrestlers as they continue their quest to be #1 in The City.
Rostyslav Tolochko seconds away from the pin
Entering the home stretch of the regular season with All-City just a few weeks away, Lowell defeated O’Connell tonight 48-15.
Although Lowell still has two starters out of the line-up due to illness (costing us 12 points) and O’Connell has a light squad (they gave up 12 points as well); Lowell dominated the meet in matches wrestled winning five of six matches wrestled by pin. The final score was Lowell 48, O’Connell 15 but 30-3 in matches actually wrestled.
The matches wrestled were:
113 Sasha Gonzales (soph) won by fall 1:16
120 Lorenzo Pesino (senior) won by fall 1:50
126 Pryor Vo (junior) won by fall 1:37
138 Chris Mok (junior) lost by decision 9-11 in OT
145 Anthony Huang (junior) won by fall 4:54
285 Rostyslav Tolochko won by fall 1:20
Our final two regular season wrestling meets are next Wednesday, Feb. 13 against Lincoln and Tuesday, Feb. 19 against Mission. Both meets are at Lowell. We hope to have all our varsity members healthy and in the line-up for our remaining meets leading into All-City.
Alondra Barajas (senior) takes 2nd place in the 126 lb. weight class at the 2013 Central Coast Section (CCS) Girls Wrestling Championships held at Oak Grove HS in San Jose on Feb. 1-2.
On Feb. 1-2, seventy-five high schools from King City 150 miles away, to Salinas, to San Jose, to San Francisco and all points in between sent their female wrestlers to the Central Coast Section championships.
After two days of hard wrestling from 75 schools, Lowell senior Alondra Barajas emerged second place in the 126 lb weight class. This was preceded by dominant performances in her quarter-final and semi-final matches. This is Alondra’s highest CCS finish and third time qualifying for the state championships.
Alondra will next be competing in the 2013 CIF State Championships at Lemoore HS Feb. 22-23. If you know Alondra or see her, please congratulate her on her continued excellence in the sport of wrestling. The Lowell community and the San Francisco section wishes her well at the state championships.
Pyor Vo working the bar for the fall
For the first time in over five years, Lowell defeated perennial SF section wrestling champion, Washinton 33-24 and advances to 3-0 in section competition.
We have looked forward to our truest section test: facing the teams who have historically defeated us and sat atop the SF section. We had our first test last week against Balboa, who we defeated. Today, we faced Washington who has “owned” the AAA for at least five years.
In a meet beset by numerous forfeits due to wrestler injuries, sickness, etc. on both sides, the forfeits balanced each other out to make this a situation of deciding the victor where it matters…on the field of battle. To this end, Lowell took four out of six matches winning them all by pin.
Getting pins for Lowell were:
120 lbs Lorenzo Pesino (senior) – won by fall
126 lbs Pryor Vo (junior) – won by fall
170 lbs Rubin Girling (junior) – won by fall
182 lbs Maxim Dzul (sophomore) – won by fall
Next up for Lowell is the very tough Puma Classic tournament in Santa Rosa this Saturday. There we will be encountering several state-ranked teams…including the #2 in state team.
Our next section dual meet will be at Galileo on Jan. 30 where we hope to improve to 4-0.
Lorenzo Pesino ready to do battle
In their second section dual meet of the season, the Lowell wrestling team defeated Balboa 36-30 in an exciting meet.
We had strong performances by all wrestlers. Winning were:
106 lbs, Aldren Pasol (sophomore) – won by fall in 4:41
113 lbs, Sasha Gonzales (sophomore) – won by forfeit
120 lbs, Lorenzo Pesino (senior) – won by decision, 9-2
126 lbs, Pryor Vo (junior) – won by decision, 4-1
170 lbs, Rubin Girling (junior) – won by fall in 0:53
182 lbs, Maxim Dzul (sophomore) – won by forfeit
220 lbs, Rostyslav Tolochko (junior) – won by fall in 3:19
With this win, Lowell advances to 2-0 in section competition following last week’s 46-24 win over SF International.
Our next dual meet will be Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Lowell. We will be taking on reigning 3-peat city champions, Washington in our quest to be the best in SF.
from left to right: Sasha Gonzales, Maxim Dzul, Asa Jungreis
Dec. 1, 2012 – Lowell sent five of its six first-year wrestlers to the 2012 AAA Novice Wrestling tournament at O’Connell High School. Lowell wrestlers performed well with three of our competing five winning 2nd place medals.
We had just over seven weeks of practice to prepare these kids physically, technically, and mentally to compete in the sport of wrestling, and this annual tournament is the first opportunity most SF kids have to compete in the sport of wrestling.
Earning second place were:
Sasha Gonzales, sophomore – 120 lbs
Asa Jungreis, freshman – 126 lbs
Maxim Dzul, sophomore – 170 lbs
Also wrestling were freshman Herman Zeng who took 5th place at 113 lbs and freshman Kyle Li who put on a good performance at 126 lbs.
Herman Zeng working an edge of the mat half nelson to a pin at the AAA Novice Tournament
December marks the beginning of our aggressive competition schedule for the season including ten dual meets and twenty varsity, JV, and girls tournaments extending through the end of February.
Next up is the Golden Gate Varsity Invitational at Washington on Saturday, Dec. 8. This is will be the first varsity competition of the season for a team with multiple returning section placers and a section champion.
Lowell wrestlers: we will doing our CIF Wrestler Assessment (aka Hydration Test) on Saturday, Nov. 3, 8:30 AM at SOTA.
CIF Wrestler Assessment is MANDATORY for all high school wrestlers in the state of California. If you are a wrestler and not in a Fall sport you are required to be at this.
There are two forms you are required to bring:
CIF Parent Letter and Parent Permission Form 2012-13 (this must be signed by a parent/guardian)
CIF Individual Profile Form 2012-13 (do not write any info on this form)
The cost of this wrestler assessment is $10 per wrestler. Please make sure you remit $10 to me as soon as possible, but no later than Oct. 31.
What is a Wrestler Assessment test? It is a test run by CIF-certified medical personnel to determine a wrestler’s body fat percentage when fully hydrated. Your body fat percentage is used to calculate your minimum wrestling weight. For boys, the minimum body fat percentage is 7%. For girls, it is 12%.
The reason for having such a test is to prevent/mitigate wrestlers from losing weight to unhealthy levels. Similar tests are done for high school (and college) wrestlers in every state in the nation. They are always required.
The reason for the $10 cost is to cover the time/expenses of the CIF SF Section medical personnel who conduct the test. In our case, the people running the test will all be UCSF Sports Medicine staff.
After the test, CIF-certified medical professionals enter the results for participating wrestlers into an online CIF system. Coaches (such as myself) are required to make print-outs of minimum weights which we bring to every competition and which are signed by an official at weigh-ins.
If you do not take this test, you can not participate in high school wrestling in the state of California.
Official practices for the 2012-13 Lowell Wrestling season will begin Tuesday, October 9 at 3:45 PM in the cafeteria.
Returning wrestlers: please bring wrestling shoes and workout gear.
P.S. Come early to help set up!!