Lowell sent a small contingent of wrestlers to the Golden Gate Invitational at Washington HS on Sat., Dec 11.
Many section champions and state-ranked wrestlers were at this varsity tournament with representation from 43 high schools from North Coast, Central Coast, Sac-Joaquin, Northern, Oakland and CIF sections.
Junior, Manuel Varguez took 6th place and medaled in the 112 lb weight class. Manuel wrestled four matches going 2-2:
round 1: bye
round 2: won by pin over Mills HS
round 3: lost by pin to Mission HS
round 4: won by 7-2 decision over Terra Nova HS
5th/6th place match: lost by pin to McLane HS
Junior, Emilio Wise took 8th place in the 130 lb weight class. Emilio wrestled five matches and went 3-2:
round 1: won by pin (in 55 seconds) over American Canyon HS
round 2: lost by tech fall to state-ranked #1 seed and eventual tournament champion from El Camino HS
round 3: won by 6-3 decision over Oceana HS
round 4: won by 1-0 decision over Riordan HS
7th/8th place match: lost by pin to #2 seed from McNair HS