High school wrestling: Ukiah remains perfect in NBL


Windsor’s Noah Ah-Yeung defeated Ukiah’s David Watson in a 2013 match. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat, 2013)



Ukiah kept its wrestling record unblemished by defeating visiting Rancho Cotate, 68-6, Wednesday night.

With the victory, Ukiah maintains its position as co-leader in the North Bay League along with Cardinal Newman and Windsor. All three are now 4-0.

Against Rancho, the Wildcats nearly had a sweep.

“The only match we lost was a forfeit,” Ukiah coach Thomas Fragoza said. “We did a good job up and down the lineup.”

Joe Braddock, who is ranked in the North Coast Section, won by a pin at 152 pounds.

“He’s awesome on his feet,” Fragoza said.

“I also thought David Watson (126 pounds) and Derek Chase (182 pounds) looked good winning their matches,” he added.

Ukiah will wrestle Windsor on Feb. 4 and Cardinal Newman the following Wednesday.

“We’ll definitely give both of them a battle,” Fragoza predicted.

“If we wrestle to our potential, we have a good chance to win both matches,” he said.


At Santa Rosa, the Cardinals scored pins in six matches and also benefited from six forfeits.

The only match that went the distance was at 128 pounds, where Kyle Smith defeated Prabin Thapa by technical fall, 19-3.

Tanner Mendoza, at 154 pounds, pulled off the quickest match of the night. He pinned Jeramiah McManus in only 28 seconds.

Other Newman wrestlers to come off the mat with pins were Nick Hernandez (115 pounds), Casey Frazier (134 pounds), Jake Butler (140 pounds), Mason Levinson (147 pounds) and Joey Frazier (162 pounds).


At Santa Rosa, Anthony Spallino got the Jaguars off to a quick start as he pinned Ben Claiche in 3:43 in the opening match.

Wrestling at 197 pounds, Spallino was ahead 9-3 on points before keeping his opponent down for the count.

Kevin Correa followed Spallino’s victory by pinning Ryan Bonanno at 1:32 in the 220-pound match.

“Spallino set the tone for us,” coach Rich Carnation said. “He wrestled at the up-tempo pace he likes and the rest of the team picked up on that.”

Two of the most dominating performances were turned in by the Ah-Yeung brothers. At 134 pounds, Noah pinned Bailey Brown in 3:49 while Luke prevailed at 147 pounds by scoring an 18-3 technical fall over Aaron Mosier.

Carrillo won four matches including Kai Addington’s victory at 108 pounds.

The other Pumas to record victories were Matt Green (128 pounds), R.J. Sedlik (152 pounds) and Josh Groesbeck (182 pounds).


At Santa Rosa, Logan Elliott and Jason Goldblatt were among the winners for the Gauchos.

Elliott got the decision over Tyler Cato, 9-5, in the 106-pound match while at 120 pounds, Goldblatt pinned Evan Dashiell in 1:36.

Josh Black also had a strong performance. He pinned Christian Flohr in 1:15.

The winners for Montgomery were Marcus Gomez (145 pounds) and Josh Batch (160 pounds). The Vikings forfeited seven matches while the Gauchos forfeited one.