Saturday, March 02, 2013

Votino In State Wrestling Finals At 195

Day Two of the California State Wrestling Championships is today in Bakersfield and we'll be watching Scott Votino of Elk Grove. He is in the finals of the 195-pound weight classification. Earlier he defeated Trevor Smith of Ripon, 3-1, in the semi-finals.

Votino will take on Vacaville's Jeramy Sweaney for the State title.

Votino's teammate Jaharee Taylor finished eighth at 285 pounds. In consolation action earlier Saturday, Taylor lost to Franklin's Tyler Hecht, who ended up fourth in State. Sam Alnassiri made it to the second day of the State Championships, but lost his first match on Saturday.

Franklin's Joey Banks won three matches and lost one in Friday's opening rounds, but was eliminated in the opening match Saturday.

Out after day one are Elk Grove's Tristan Scott at 106 pounds, Franklin's Josh Villaflor at 120 pounds, Sheldon's Ethan Brewer at 113 pounds and Monterey Trail's Marlon Ward at 182 pounds.

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