Windsor boys’ wrestling takes NBL title

In this file photo, Windsor's Austin Wilson pinned Sierra's LachIan Jones in 53 seconds in the 106-pound weight class in the finals to take first place during the Valley of the Moon Classic held at Sonoma Valley on Jan. 7, 2012. Wilson won the 2013-14 106-pound NBL title on Saturday.   CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat, 2012

In this file photo, Windsor wrestler Austin Wilson pins Sierra’s LachIan Jones in 53 seconds in the 106-pound finals of the Valley of the Moon Classic in 2012. Wilson won the 2013-14 106-pound NBL title on Saturday.
CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat, 2012

By TED SILLANPAA
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

WINDSOR — The Windsor High boys wrestling team won six weight class crowns and the team title by outscoring second-place Maria Carrillo by 91 points Saturday at the North Bay League boys wrestling championships.

The Jaguars left their own gym with the title, knowing they could’ve accomplished far more in the NBL showcase.

Windsor had no entries in two weight divisions with NCS star Seth Trunick (132) and Anthony Spallino (185) both out with injuries and waiting to see if they get expected at-large berths in the North Coast Section tournament on Sunday, Feb. 23. The top three finishers in each weight division Saturday get NCS bids.

“Those injuries cost us about 50 points,” said Windsor head coach Rich Carnation before the championship round started.

Austin Wilson’s win over Montgomery star Denny Layden, 9-2, at 106 pounds was impressive. Windsor teammate Noah Au-Yeung, a junior, stunned Rancho Cotate’s senior standout Brian Guerrero, 7-6, at 120 and was Au-Yeung’s first-ever win over Guerrero.

“We had the opportunity to dominate instead of just win matches,” said two-time University of Iowa star Daniel Dennis, now a Windsor assistant coach. “Austin has lost to that guy and controlled him today. Noah won, but maybe he could’ve dominated that match. That’s what we want to do when we can do it — dominate.”

Windsor’s Perez Perez methodically won by technical fall at 113 to continue his quest for a return to the CIF state wrestling tournament.

“Perez has just matured,” Dennis said. “It’s not a matter of what he’s learned or him doing anything differently. He’s just growing and it builds his confidence.”

Dominic DuCharme (126), Trevor Silva (138) and Paris Henry (195) also won division titles for the Jaguars.

Au-Yeung’s win stood out for execution and excitement.

The Jaguar was tied with Guerrero 5-5 with just 32 seconds left in regulation time. “The coaches decided I should let him up and go for a takedown to win,” Au-Yeung said of handing Guerrero a 6-5 lead.

With 18 seconds left in the match, Au-Yeung shot at Guerrero and took to the mat and gained control for the 2-point takedown and the victory.

“I’ve been wrestling that guy since I started wrestling … and I’ve never beaten him before,” Au-Yeung said. “I’ve been thinking about this match all season. This win means the world to me.”

Cardinal Newman’s Michael Klee (145) and P.J. Klee (152) won crowns. The most stirring win of the afternoon came when

Rancho Cotate’s Isaiah Barragan defeated Windsor’s Joe Valdez at 170.

Valdez extended his lead to 6-4 with 36 seconds left in the match. With only 9 seconds remaining in regulation, Barragan took Valdez down for two points and rolled him to his back for one more to win as the final horn sounded.

“It was just a regular double-leg takedown,” Barragan said. “With 9 seconds left, I knew I had to do something.”

NBL GIRLS WRESTLING: Windsor’s Carrillo upsets Espinoza

Ukiah High won the first North Bay League girls wrestling tournament title, but the biggest story Saturday was a surprise in the heavyweight division.

Rancho Cotate’s Vickie Espinoza entered the NBL event with a perfect 19-0 record after winning the North Coast Section crown at 235 pounds last week. She was upset in the finals Saturday by Windsor’s Kim Carrillo.

Carrillo, who finished fourth in the section meet, stunned Espinoza, 5-3, to win the NBL title. She improves her record to 13-4.

Ukiah cruised to the team title to conclude the first season of the NBL girls league competition. The Wildcats scored 172 points to best Rancho Cotate’s 106. Windsor was third with 67.5 points.

Espinoza pinned Windsor’s Carrillo in 3 minutes, 29 seconds en route to winning the NCS 235-pound title in Pittsburg last week. Espinoza is headed to the CIF state meet Feb. 28. Carrillo finished fourth in the section and does not advance to the state tourney.

In a lesser surprise, Ukiah’s Angela Canevari pinned Maria Carrillo’s Randi McMahon in 1:47 to win the NBL crown at 121. While both advanced to the state meet, McMahon finished second in the NCS and Canevari third.

Rancho’s Cassidy Roberts pinned Ukiah’s Lani Faust in the championship match at 160. Ukiah sisters Harmonie (106) and Alyssa Roberts (126) each won NBL titles.

North Bay League wrestling championship results

Boys

Team scores: Windsor 235.5, Maria Carrillo 162.5, Ukiah 150.5, Montgomery 148, Casa Grande 132, Cardinal Newman 124, Rancho Cotate 102.5, Santa Rosa 19.

Individual results – Top 3 finishers in each weight class advance to North Coast Section tournament.

Championship round

106: Austin Wilson (W dec. Denny Layden (Mon), 9-2
113: Perez Perez (W) tech. fall Angelo Arcamo (CG), 21-6
120: Noah Au-Yeung (W) dec. Brian Guerrero (RC), 7-6
126: Dominic DuCharme (W) tech. fall Daniel Rondon (Mo), 26-11
132: Evan Bluestone (MC) maj. dec. Justin Aarhus (Mo), 11-3
138: Trevor Silva (W) pin Joey Gradek (Uk), 2:53
145: Michael Klee (CN) maj. dec. Beau Colombini (W), 15-4.
152: P.J. Klee (CN) by default Rob Waller (W).
160: Dray Payne (Uk) maj. dec. Anthony Bautista (Mo), 13-1
170: Isaiah Barragan (RC) dec. Joe Valdez (W), 7-6
182: Jake Groesbeck (MC) dec. Colton Silvers (Mo), 11-5
195: Paris Henry (W) pin. Justin Ingham (SR), :30
220: Montana Pawek (MC) pin Sean Mayer (CN), 1:31
Hvy.: Pablo Gonzalez (Uk) pin Salvador Carrillo (W), 5:13

Third-place finishers

106: Dakota Perez (Uk), 113: Erick Arango (RC). 120: Kyle Smith (CN). 126: Jake Butler (CN). 132: Kyle Kirch (Uk). 136: David Reeves (Mo). 145: Travis Wilson (MC). 152: Julian Jensen (Mo). 160: Ben Evans (MC). 170: Julian Lopez (Uk). 182: Colton Oba (RC). 190: Nick Jensen (CG).  220: Kevin Cummings (W). Hvy.: Zach Azevedo (CG).

Girls

Team scores: Ukiah 172, Rancho Cotate 106, Windsor 67.5, Maria Carrillo 52, Casa Grande 29.5, Santa Rosa 18.

Championship round

101: Sophie Spencer, (RC) dec. Jaden Estrela, (W), 16-11
106: Harmonie Roberts (U) pin Samantha Hayman (W) :43
111: Avee Torress (W) pin Melissa Murrillo (RC) 1:11
116: Shaina Dowell (MC) pin Lanie Brooks (U)
121: Angelina Canevari (U) pin Randi McMahon (MC), 1:47
126: Alyssa Roberts (U) pin Kate Wagner (CG)
131: Double bye
137: Erika Mihalca (CG) tech. fall Jessica Stanley (U), 19-3
143: Molly Trejo (MC) win via bye
150: Kenya Henderson (U) pin Jamie Cowen (RC) 2:31
160: Lariza Gonzalez (U) win via bye
170: Cassidy Rodriguez (RCH) pin Lani Faust (U) 5:02
189:Dasya Cradle (U) pinJanaea Mason (RC), 2:29
235: Kim Carrillo(W) dec. Vickie Espinoza (RC), 5-3

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