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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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