CIF Wrestling Championships: Harrison, Hendrickson still alive

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
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Seventeen wrestlers from the Empire started the day, but only Lower Lake’s Justin Harrison and Healdsburg’s Adam Hendrickson stayed alive on the first day of competition Friday at the CIF State Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
Harrison (215 pounds) went 3-1 and Hendrickson (135) went 2-1. They both lost in the quarterfinals and could earn a medal given to the top eight finishers in each weight class with a win Saturday. With four straight wins, they could earn third-place finishes.
Of the roughly 27,000 high school wrestlers in California, 112 — or .004 percent — receive medals. In the 37-year history of the state championships, 27 Empire wrestlers have earned medals.
Harrison (42-4), a senior, lost his quarterfinal match to Centennial’s J.T. Felix, the runner-up from the Southern Section. Harrison is Lower Lake’s first NCS champion and the first wrestler from the school to reach state in seven years.
Hendrickson (43-4), a sophomore, lost his quarterfinal match to Central Catholic’s David Ferry, the Sac-Joaquin Section champion. Hendrickson had won 26 straight matches.
Windsor’s Andres Torres (112 pounds), Petaluma’s Dalton Berncich (171) and Sonoma’s Steven Murden (125) each went 2-2 Friday. They were the only other wrestlers from the Empire to post two wins.
Here’s a rundown of how Empire wrestlers fared:

112 pounds
Andres Torres, Windsor, Jr. (2-2)
Blake Borges, El Molino, So. (0-2)

125 pounds
Steven Murden, Sonoma, Sr. (2-2)

130 pounds
Donovan Halpin, Casa Grande, Sr. (0-2)

135 pounds
Adam Hendrickson, Healdsburg, So. (2-1)
Jordan Winslow, Sonoma, Sr. (1-2)

140 pounds
Travis Arreguin, Healdsburg, Jr. (0-2)
Brandon Sneathen, Upper Lake, Sr. (0-2)

145 pounds
Tyler Schlieder, Maria Carrillo, Sr. (0-2)

152 pounds
Dillon Cattalini, Healdsburg, Sr. (0-2)

160 pounds
Von Borges, El Molino, Sr. (0-2)
Vinny Fausone, Casa Grande, Sr. (0-2)

171 pounds
Dalton Bernich, Petaluma, Sr. (2-2)

215 pounds
Justin Harrison, Clear Lake, Sr. (3-1)
Tyler Wilson, Maria Carrillo, Sr. (1-2)
Will Laster, Ukiah, Jr. (0-2)

Matthew Rashad, Fort Bragg, Sr. (1-2)