Wrestling: Windsor, Healdsburg wrap up respective league titles

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

On the final night of the regular season, Windsor and Healdsburg wrapped up league dual meet wrestling titles.

Windsor took down host Ukiah 53-18 to win the North Bay League outright, while visiting Healdsburg prevailed over Analy 46-35 to grab Sonoma County League honors.

The Jaguars have dominated NBL competition since joining the league in 2012. They have won all 14 of their dual matches.

“We’ve been on a good roll,” Windsor coach Rich Carnation said. “We’re feeling pretty good about the postseason because we’re getting healthy again.”

Two wrestlers that had been sidelined but made it back for Wednesday’s match are Seth Trunick and Trevor Silva.

Trunick decisioned Tyler Kirth 15-8 in the 140-pound class. At 147, Silva won 6-3 on points over Joey Gradek.

The Jaguars won 10 of the 14 matches, four of those on pins.

One of the highlights of the night for Ukiah came in the 287-pound match where Pablo Gonzalez squeaked out a 1-0 win over Salvador Carrillo.

Ukiah ends the regular season with a 5-2 record.

Healdsburg and Analy both came into the final night of the season with 5-0 records.

The outcome came down to the last three matches with the Greyhounds winning two of those.

Anthony Merlo took the 147-pound class and Ian Black won at 162 for Healdsburg, while the Tigers’ Richard Mulato was the winner at 154.

“The kids really stepped up,” Healdsburg coach Scott Weidemier said. “I’m really proud of them.”

Matt Doran, wrestling at 184, was one of the most impressive winners.

“He was down on his back and got up and then pinned his opponent,” Weidemier said. “That was the swing match of the evening. Troy Anderson and Kyle Prasad also gave us a lift.”

The Greyhounds wound up winning eight of the 14 matches.

If Analy had won, it would have been the school’s first regular season dual meet title in 39 years.

“This was a turnaround year for the program,” coach Ryan Stevens said. “We’ve been getting better the past few years but this was our best dual meet record.”

Weidemier also had props for the Tigers.

“Analy has been down a long time,” he said. “Ryan has done a great job turning the program around and he has a good group of wrestlers on this team.”

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