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Lowell Girls Bring It

Lowell Girls sporting the bling and team trophy

On Saturday, Dec. 7 the Lowell Girls Wrestling team competed at the Peninsula Invitational at Half Moon Bay HS. Twenty-four teams from the Central Coast, North Coast, and Sac-Joaquin CIF sections competed in this early season tournament.

Lowell put on an impressive performance finishing in second place well ahead of last season’s Central Coast Section champions.

This fantastic finish was anchored by 1st place finishes by: Joanna Li (junior/101) and team captain, Daniela Romo (senior/137lbs). Both Joanna and Daniela pinned all their opponents with Daniela earning Tournament MVP honors.

But Lowell wasn’t done yet. We had ten total medalists:

101 – Joanna Li (Jr.) – 1st pl
101 – Kira Fukuda (soph) – 6th pl
106 – Annie Ye (soph) – 4th pl
111 – Isabella Hee (Jr.) – 4th pl
121 – Viviana Ojeda (Jr.) – 4th pl
131 – Hannaiz Elias (soph) – 4th pl
137 – Daniela Romo (Sr.) – 1st pl & tournament MVP
160 – Cora Cost (frosh) – 3rd pl
160 – Airah Franco (Sr.) – 4th pl
189 – Philomena Imoka (soph) – 2nd pl

Daniela Romo – 2019 HMB Tournament Champion & MVP at 137lbs

If they didn’t know before, the Central Coast Section now knows Lowell is a force to be reckoned with as we strive towards our goal of winning the Central Coast Championships this year.

Next up for the girls will be the Roger Briones Invitational at San Leandro HS next Saturday, Dec. 14.

The boys will be competing at the Bay Area 57 tournament as Castro Valley HS the same day.

Two Lowell Girls Place at CCS Championships

Brittney Dare – 2017 CCS 4th place – 111 lbs

Six Lowell girl wrestlers competed in the 2017 Central Coast Section Girls Wrestling Championships at Oak Grove HS in San Jose last Friday and Saturday. Brittney Dare took the 4th place medal and Anne Chamberlain placed 6th. Lowell placed 13th out of 75 CCS schools.

The CCS championships are the state qualifier all SF Section girl wrestlers must compete in to qualify for the state championships. 75 CCS schools from Daly City to King City compete with the top three finishers in each weight class advancing to the state championships.

Brittney Dare executes a firemans carry to near fall in one of her five wins

Despite injuries preventing three of our nine girl wrestlers from competing, we still fought our way through with five of six Lowell girls making it to the second day and finishing with a 13th place team finish. In two days time the Lowell girls wrestled 30 matches. Brittney Dare, who came into the tournament unseeded, wrestling at 111 lbs went 5-2 putting on a very strong performance racking up four pins and a decision to take 4th place. Anne Chamberlain (senior), who was also unseeded, finished sixth.

Anne Chamberlain working to get a turn on her way to one of her wins

Eighty-four hard practices and thirteen competitons later…a hand salute to the Lowell girl wrestlers who started pre-season conditioning at the end of August, have been practicing hard six days a week for three months taking only Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas off and who competed in 11 tournaments and two dual meets. This is why we finished in the top 20% of CCS teams with half a squad and half of them being first year wrestlers.

Sarah Quiñones Wins Seaside Showdown Wrestling Tournament

Lowell at the 2017 Seaside Showdown

Seven Lowell girls competed at the Seaside Showdown tournament at Terra Nova HS in Pacifica this past Saturday. 40+ Central and North Coast Section schools competed.

Sophomore Sara Quiñones won 1st place at 170lbs.
Sophomore Natalie Fong took 2nd place in the 101lbs JV category
Freshman Daniela Romo-Maldonado took 2nd place in the 131lbs JV category
Freshman Airah Franco took 3rd place in the 131lbs JV category

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.

Lowell Girls Make Noise at Menlo-Atherton

Brittney Dare moments after a quick pin victory

Brittney Dare moments after a quick pin victory

The Lowell girl wrestlers traveled to the Bear Bash tournament at Menlo-Atherton HS Saturday. Six Lowell girls competed in a field of 18 CCS and NCS schools.

Tianna Siu (senior) took 2nd place in the 131 lb weight class. Her wins included a gutsy 3rd period come from behind pin in her final match. Anne Chamberlain (senior) took 2nd at 126 lbs, and Brittney Dare (junior) took second place at 121 lbs putting on several exciting performances including defeating the CCS #2 ranked girl at 121 lbs.

This is the first tournament of the season for the girls with seven more to go between now and February on a quest for CCS and then CIF State championships.

Cynthia Law Takes 3rd at Queen of the Mat

Cynthia Law executes double leg takedown

Cynthia Law executes double leg takedown

Cynthia Law (senior) went 4-1 to take 3rd place at the Queen of the Mat tournament with four dominant wins by pin.

Lowell sent its lone female wrestler, Cynthia Law (senior) , to the Queen of the Mat tournament at Pittsburg HS on Saturday, Jan. 4.

25 schools competed in the tournament. Cynthia competed unseeded in the 121 lb weight class. She lost her first match to the #1 seed and eventual tournament champion. However, in a remarkable performance, she fought back in consolation to win her next four matches in a row and placing 3rd. Notably, she won all four matches by pin.

Alondra Barajas Takes 2nd Place at CCS Wrestling Championships

Alondra Barajas - 2013 CCS 2nd Place
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.

Ivy Ouyang Takes 1st – Lowell places high at 2012 CCS Championships

Lowell Girls at 2012 CCS Championships

Lowell put on a spectacular performance not only representing Lowell and San Francisco well but also demonstrating they can compete with the best wrestlers CCS has to offer. Three Lowell girls placed, two medaled and go to state, and the team placed 7th at 2012 CCS girls wrestling championships.

After four months of hard workouts, tournaments, and dual-meet competitions Lowell sent seven girls to the 2012 Central Coast Section (CCS) girls wrestling championships at Oak Grove HS in San Jose Feb. 3-4. Because the SF section is so small, CIF requires that all SF section girls compete at the CCS championships in order to qualify for the state championships…with the top four finishers in each weight class qualifying to compete in the state championships at Lemoore HS Feb. 24-25.

The CCS area covers all California central coastal area high schools from Daly city to the north to as far as Salinas to the south. The Lowell girls with only half a roster still placed 7th out of 47 schools participating. All our girls contributed to that strong team finish by getting wins over two days of wrestling with 32 wrestled.

Senior, Ivy Ouyang (team captain) took first place at 146 lbs. Ivy wrestled very well throughout the tournament displaying great scrambling skills, technique, and tactical awareness. She capped it off in the championship match with a come from behind win with 40 seconds left in the match. Ivy will advance to the state championships.

Junior, Alondra Barajas took 4th place at 132 lbs. Alondra also wrestled very well throughout the tournament. She had some very tough matches, but she stuck with her physically aggressive style of wrestling and pulled off hard-fought wins to place 4th and qualify for the state championships.

Sophomore, Theresa Zhao, a first year wrestler, took 6th place.

Also competing and getting numerous wins to help Lowell place so well were: sophomore, Jenelle Lai at 108 lbs.; sophomore, Cynthia Law at 114 lbs.; sophomore, Maggie Medina at 118 lbs.; and freshman, Jane Zhao at 122 lbs.

If you see these girls at school please take a moment to congratulate them on their outstanding team and individual performances. They represent the best of what it means to be a student-athlete: strong academic performance; good sportsmanship; hard work ethic ; team discipline; attending and working hard at practice every day; and performing to the best of their abilities in competitions. The Lowell wrestling coaches are very proud of them, and the Lowell community should be too!

Five Lowell Girls Place – Three Medal at Queen of the Mat

Alondra, Ivy, Cynthia, Theresa, Jenelle, Jane

Lowell sent six girl wrestlers to the Queen of the Mat girls wrestling tournament at Pittsburg HS on Jan. 7. This was a sizable tournament with 31 teams from mostly North Coast and Central Coast Section schools and a good performance barometer for our girls as they prepare for the CCS state championships qualifier on Feb. 3. Our girls wrestled very well having some very tough matches going 17-9.

Sophomore Cynthia Law took 2nd place at 118 lbs. Senior Ivy Ouyang (team captain) took 3rd place at 152 lbs. Sophomore Alondra Barajas took 3rd place at 132 lbs. Sophomore Jenelle Lai took 5th place at 113 lbs. Sophomore Theresa Zhao took 5th place at 146 lbs.

Individual performances:

113 lbs. Jenelle Lai went 3-2 with three wins by fall
118 lbs. Cynthia Law went 3-1 with one win by fall
132 lbs. Alondra Barajas went 4-1 with three wins by fall
132 lbs. Jane Zhao went 1-2 with one fall
146 lbs. Theresa Zhao went 2-2 with one fall
152 lbs. Ivy Ouyang went 4-1 with three wins by fall

Lowell Girl Wrestlers Place 2nd/Five Medal at Lynbrook Challenge

Ivy, Alondra, Cynthia, Jenelle, Jane, Theresa, and Maggie

Led by senior Ivy Ouyang (tournament champion), the Lowell varsity girls wrestling team placed second at the Lynbrook Ladies Challenge at Lynbrook HS in San Jose on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Despite sending only half a girls team (seven girls), the Lowell girls varsity wrestling team still powered through for a second place team score behind strong performances by all our girls.

Medaling for Lowell were:

Ivy Ouyang (senior) – 1st place at 146 lbs. Ivy pinned every opponent she faced in the first period capped by a stunning 38 second pin in the championship match.

Alondra Barajas (junior) – 2nd place at 132 lbs. Alondra physically dominated her opponents, but had a very tough championship match against the reigning CCS champion.

Cynthia Law (sophomore) – 2nd place at 123 lbs. Cynthia weighed in for the 118 lbs. weight class, but the tournament put her in the 123 lbs. weight class. Still she managed to beat all the bigger girls she wrestled accept for the tournament champion.

Jenelle Lai (sophomore) – 3rd place at 114 lbs. Jenelle also had only one loss in a close match. She pinned or majored everybody else she wrestled.

Theresa Zhao (sophomore) – 4th place at 146 lbs. Theresa is a first year wrestler but wrestled well.

Also competing and getting wins for Lowell were first year wrestlers Maggie Medina (sophomore) at 114 lbs and Jane Zhao (freshman) at 132 lbs.

Although there were many impressive individual performances by the Lowell girls the second place finish with only half a team was a team effort and the direct result of hard conditioning and wrestling and lots of drill in the practice room. Hard work always pays off: our girls are proof of that.

Well done!