By TED SILLANPAA
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Windsor High’s Perez Perez and Oscar Rios won their weight divisions Saturday to lead the Jaguars to the team title in the Lou Bronzan Tournament in Brentwood on Saturday.
Rios, who beat Oroville’s Dalton Scism 2-1 in the title match at 196 pounds, was named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler.
“Oscar took him down and shot his legs 13, 14 times,” Carnation said. “It was a really close match all the way.”
Windsor outpointed North Coast Section powers De La Salle 172-170 and host Liberty (166) to earn the crown. Upper Lake finished an impressive fourth as Empire teams dominated the action.
Upper Lake’s Travis Coleman won the title at 153 pounds to pace his team’s impressive showing.
“Our whole team continued to wrestle really well,” said Windsor coach Rich Carnation, who was without four starters in his lineup. “There wasn’t one poor performance.”
Perez beat Monte Vista’s Michael McDaniel 10-2 in the championship match.
“Perez came out a little flat in the semifinals, but he wrestled well in the championship,” Carnation said. “He controlled the match the whole way through.”
Coleman beat Liberty’s Jake Gonzalez 17-10 to win the title at 153.
“(Coach) Ron Campos is doing just an awesome job at Upper Lake,” Carnation said.
Windsor’s Logan Fore finished second at 127, losing to Exeter’s Arnulfo Olea.
“Logan wrestled a tough match. He just couldn’t finish some opportunities,” Carnation said.
Upper Lake’s Bill Robinson finished second at 171 pounds.
Update: An early version of this article contained several errors that have been corrected.