|Joey Lopez, EGHS 106-pounds
Elk Grove's 132-pounder Martin Ramirez took first place for the third year in a row at the Masters by defeating Julian Purdy of Nevada Union, 6-4. Two years ago he won the 119-pound class and last year was the 126-pound champion.
Ramirez now joins Adam Coffing as Elk Grove's only three-time Masters' champion.
|Josh Letuligasenoa, EGHS 220 pounds
Scott Votino grabbed fourth place at 170 pounds. At 285 pounds, Jaharee Taylor beat Sheldon's Sam Alnassari for seventh place. The top seven at each weight advances to the State meet.
The team championship went to Vacaville on the strength of nine wrestlers qualifying for state and three individual Masters' winners.
Franklin's promising freshman wrestler Josh Villaflor finished seventh at 120 pounds and will represent his school at the State Meet.
[my thanks to Dave Clarke for the photos]