If Palm Desert Highschool intfinishs to stake its declare as Definitely one of the biggest extreme school wrestling program Inside the state subsequent month, Saturday was a notable first step.
Palm Desert seemed every bit the An factor of a juggernaut On the Desert Empire League finals at Palm Desert High. The Aztecs, with a boys’ program ranked 4th Inside the state, gained 12 league titles, and added a second-place finish in 14 weight packages.
On The women’ facet, La Quinta gained 5 titles To steer a extra balanced women’ division. Palm Desert accomplished second, worthwhile 4 divisions.
However Saturday was actually Regarding the Palm Desert boys. Would they proceed to dominate or would they succumb to the strain of being Definitely one of the biggest Inside the valley? The reply was apparent from The start of the meet.
Beau Mantanona, The very biggest-ranked wrestler Inside the state at 138 kilos, moved to 23-0 with a 22-second finals victory over Francisco Munguia Of L. a. Quinta. Mantanona, a junior, moved shortly by way of the bracket with two wins — every in fewer than 1:26 — on the day following A primary-spherical bye.
“I really feel this was A great efficiency,” Mantanona said. “That is The first step in the direction of what We now Want to do as a group.”
Junior Eric Ramirez, Ethan Guillermo and Erik McCown and sophoextra David Alonso additionally made quick work of their opponents. Ramirez gained the 106-pound division, ending every of his two matches in beneath a minute. Alonso gained every of his 145-pound matches in beneath a minute, as did McCown Inside the 170-pound division. Guillermo gained his semifinal match in 18 seconds and his finals match in 42 seconds.
Sophoextra Brock Mantanona gained the 126-pound division, Bronson Swan gained the 182-pound division and Photo voltaicny Kling gained the 195-pound division. Luke VanBuskirk gained the 152-pound division and his older brother, Arizona State commit Caleb VanBuskirk, gained the 220-pound division.
The two boys’ winners who Weren’t from Palm Desert have been Sir Jackson Mason of Shadow Hills, who gained the 160-pound division, and Rancho Mirage’s Kyle Tan Inside the 120-pound division.
La Quinta’s Ryan Sanchez going for The solely-leg takedown in the direction ofs Rancho Mirage’s Kyle Tan On the DEL Varsity Finals, Jan. 22, 2022.
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“I had A sense I used to be going To return out on prime,” said Tan, Who’s 13-5 on the season. “To win my division when Palm Desert guys are worthwhile virtually everyfactor else is pretty cool.”
For The women, La Quinta’s Mariah Gonzalez gained the 106-pound division, Bella Delgado gained at 111 kilos, Sereena Baca gained at 116, Sydney Endres gained at 121 and Mary Jane Barton gained at 189. The Blackhawks had a prime-three finisher in 9 divisions.
Wrestlers will now put together for the Southern Part championships in two weeks. The prime 5 in every division will then advance to the Masters event, that consists of The very biggest wrestlers in Southern California, and The very biggest 9 from Masters will head to state.
Palm Desert believes it might sfinish as many as 9 or 10 wrestlers to state, currentd everyfactor goes as clear from right here As a Outcome of it did Saturday.
“We did properly right now,” Caleb VanBuskirk said. “We now have An alternative to do one factor particular as a group and this is how we needed to get started.”
Boys’ champions by division
106: Eric Ramirez, Jr., Palm Desert
113: Ethan Guillermo, Palm Desert
120: Kyle Tan, Rancho Mirage
126: Brock Mantanona, Palm Desert
132: Dylan Guillermo, Palm Desert
138: Beau Mantanona, Palm Desert
145: David Alonso, Palm Desert
152: Luke VanBuskirk, Palm Desert
160: Sir Jackson Mason, Shadow Hills
170: Erik McCown, Palm Desert
182: Bronson Swan, Palm Desert
195: Photo voltaicny Kling, Palm Desert
220: Caleb VanBuskirk, Palm Desert
285: Daniel Herrera, Palm Desert
Girls’ champions by division
101: Lily Garcia, Palm Springs
106: Mariah Gonzalez, La Quinta
111: Bella Delgado, La Quinta
116: Sereena Baca, La Quinta
121: Sydney Endres, La Quinta
126: Allison Lane, Shadow Hills
131: Teagan Nguyen, Palm Desert
137: Chloe Overgaag, Palm Desert
143: Elissa Jimenez, Xavier Prep
150: Angela Milojkone, Palm Desert
160: Jasimiel Monge, Palm Springs
170: Citlali Contreras, Palm Desert
189: Mary Jane Barton, La Quinta
235: Hazel Magby, Shadow Hills
Andrew John covers sports activities for The Desert Photo voltaic and the USA Today Community. E-mail him at [email protected] and discover him on Twitter at @Andrew_L_John.
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