Escalon Times - - SPORTS -

Mem­bers of the Escalon Wrestling Club, EWC, com­peted in the tough­est reg­u­lar sea­son tour­na­ment of the year in Oak­dale in De­cem­ber. There were over 600 wrestlers at the event. EWC brought 45 wrestlers to com­pete. The team was led by Jonathon Costa, Club Of­fi­cers, Derek Scott, Bri­anne Cerasi, Coaches Nate Nash, Eric Rowe, Scott Page, Larry Lawrence, as head coach Dy­lan Fur­tado was un­able to at­tend the event.

In the 5- and 6-year-old di­vi­sion Brody Krasko took fifth place, while Liam Gin­ger, Freddy Velasco and Adam Cordeiro all earned fourth place and tak­ing third place was John Kemp. Com­ing up just short of the cham­pi­onship was Vin­cent “Tor­nado” Reis and Johnny Van Dyk, each claim­ing sec­ond place.

In the 7- and 8-year-old be­gin­ners’ bracket, the club had Ace Krasko fin­ish­ing in fifth place and Dal­ton Shinn earn­ing fourth place. Greatly im­proved Tyler Pow­ell took home sec­ond place hard­ware.

In the 7-8 ex­pe­ri­enced bracket, there were two run­ner-ups, Noah Dooley and Ro­man Hi­no­josa.

In the 9-10 be­gin­ners bracket earn­ing a hard fought fourth place was first year wrestler Jake Daluz. Nathan Rose fin­ished in third place. And mak­ing the fi­nals fin­ish­ing sec­ond was Donovan Martinez.

In the 9-10 ex­pe­ri­enced bracket, Caleb Boat­man placed a solid fifth. Luca Cerasi fin­ished in fourth place, and Lo­gan Dooley took home third place. Hav­ing a great day walk­ing away with the cham­pi­onship were Ryan Lewis and Alex Gu­tier­rez. Go­ing 3-2, just shy of the medals was Malachi Coble.

In the 11-12 be­gin­ners bracket, do­ing a great job was cham­pion Beau Daluz. In the ex­pe­ri­enced bracket go­ing 3-2 fin­ish­ing just out­side of the medals was Talen Rei­der. And plac­ing a hard fought fourth place was Chris­tian Rowe. Tak­ing the cham­pi­onship in two weight classes was Sam Hi­no­josa.

In the 13-15 be­gin­ners bracket, fin­ish­ing in fifth place was An­gel Robles. In the 13-15 ex­pe­ri­enced bracket wrestling well but land­ing out­side of the medals was EJ Lewis and Luis Gar­cia. Wrestling hard fought matches to take home the run­ner up hard­ware were Thomas Rowe and Se­bas­tian Snow.

“We want to con­grat­u­late all of the wrestlers, coaches and par­ents for a great job com­pet­ing at this huge event,” Scott said. “We will be host­ing our home tour­na­ment, Sun­day, Jan­uary 7, ex­pect­ing over 400 wrestlers at this great event.”

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