Windsor dominates Winslow Classic

Windsor's Dominic DuCharme, top, defeated Sonoma Valley's Noah Bartolome in the 160-pound weight class final during the inaugural Deets Winslow Invitational held at Sonoma Valley High on Saturday. Credit: Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat

Windsor’s Dominic DuCharme, top, defeated Sonoma Valley’s Noah Bartolome in the 160-pound weight class final during the inaugural Deets Winslow Invitational held at Sonoma Valley High on Saturday.
Credit: Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Windsor’s wrestling team took home seven first-place ribbons while winning the team trophy at the first Deets Winslow Classic held Saturday at Sonoma Valley High.

The Jaguars finished with 371 points, while runner-up Amador Valley wound up second with 259 points. Bear River was third in the 14-team field with 142 and Sonoma Valley followed with 126.

Windsor’s duo of Noah Au-Yeung and Dominic DuCharme, each ranked No. 1 in the North Coast Section, went undefeated.

Au-Yeung, wrestling at 126 pounds, pinned Petaluma’s Jack Reynolds at 1:52 in the finals, and DuCharme needed only 17 seconds to dispatch Sonoma’s Noah Bartolome in the 160-pound championship.

Three other Jaguars also pinned their opponents in championship matches.

Brandon Potts beat Amador Valley’s Lucas Sira after only 32 seconds at 113 pounds.

Then, a few minutes later with the 120-pound division title on the line, Auston Wilson pinned Petaluma’s Tyler Sullivan at 5:42.

Ethan King (132 pounds) was the other Windsor wrestler to win by pinning his opponent. He defeated Bear River’s Travis Carpenter after 1:17.

The other Windsor wrestlers to win first-place honors were Beau Colombini and Anthony Spallino.

Colombini (170) won the championship by a score of 19-14 over Campolindo’s Travis Martinhome.

Spallino (195) won a major decision by a score of 12-1 over Amador Valley’s James O’Brien.

Besides the seven first-place awards, four Windsor wrestlers lost in the finals and another finished third.

The only other wrestler from the Redwood Empire to win a championship was Petaluma’s Henrique Scompian. He pinned Windsor’s Eduardo Mora after 1:45.

Under the tournament’s format, all wrestlers took to the mat for five matches.

Windsor, the reigning North Bay League champion, should have no trouble defending its title.

The Jaguars won the team title Saturday despite missing several wrestlers.

“We had a couple of starters out with health issues,” Jaguars coach Rich Carnation said. “We weren’t at 100 percent.

“Obviously I was happy with the way the guys wrestled. I can’t wait until we get all the starters back. The kids work hard in practice and the hard work pays off in matches.”

The tournament honors the memory of Sonoma coach Roger “Deets” Winslow. He was killed Aug. 9 in a boating accident.
Winslow’s father, Roger Sr., addressed the crowd Saturday and his family passed out the awards.

Carnation said it was an emotional time for the participants, spectators and the Winslow family.

“Deets was a tough competitor and gentleman,” the Windsor coach said. “I can’t think of a better way to show respect than to win the first tournament named in his honor.”