CA wins ten age-group titles at USAW Folkstyle Nationals


BOYS: 2021 FOLKSTYLE NATIONALS RESULTS (April 1-2)
GIRLS: 2021 FOLKSTYLE NATIONALS RESULTS (March 28)

CA wrestlers continue to venture out-of-state to chase down national-caliber competition and this past week was no different with the boys and girls visiting Iowa for the 2021 USAW Folkstyle Nationals tournament. In the junior age-group, Ray Ray Harris (Buchanan, 106), Raymond Lopez (Buchanan, 120), Luke Gayer (Calvary Chapel, 152), and Juan Mora (Pitman, 285) won individual national titles on the boys’ side while Koda Holeman (Clovis, 106) and Joseph Martin (Buchanan, 170) finished as runner-ups.

For the girls, Samantha Calkin (Liberty, 200) won a national crown while Madison Avila (Madera, 100), Gianna Dibenedetto (Folsom, 122), Taydem Khamjoi (Chavez, 127), Janida Garcia (Lathrop, 132), and Savannah Gomez (Brawley, 138) finished in second place. Also worth noting is Kaiulani Garcia, who placed 3rd at 144 lbs. in the junior division. She’s still in middle school but already ranked #12 in the country.

In the 16U age-group (formerly Cadet), freshmen sensations Collin Guffey (Granite Hills, 120) and Miguel Estrada (Frontier, 138) won national titles while 7th grader Joseph Toscano (126) made an incredible run to finish in second place. Three claimed titles for the 16U girls with Carissa Qureshi (Portola, 117), Taydem Khamjoi (Chavaez, 127), and Avangeline Turner (Davis, 138) – all thre placed in the junior division as well.

Earning All-American status were:

North Dakota State-bound Juan Mora (Pitman) won the 285 lb. national title.
Janida Garcia (Lathrop) finished 2nd at 132 lbs.

USAW FOLKSTYLE NATIONALS (JUNIOR) – BOYS

Wt Wrestler Previous Results Finish
106 Ray Ray Harris
Buchanan (CS), Soph.
CHAMP
106 Koda Holeman
Clovis (CS), Jr.
2nd
120 Raymond Lopez
Buchanan (CS), Sr.
’20: 2nd CA (106) CHAMP
120 Ryan Lobato
Lakeside (SS), So.
’20: 3-2 CA (113) 5th
120 Michael Torres
Oakdale (SJ), Jr.
’20: 7th CA (106)
’19: 0-2 CA (113)
6th
132 Kimo Leia
Selma (CS), Jr.
’20: 3rd CA (126)
’19: 4-2 CA (120)
3rd
132 Yoshiya Funakoshi
West Torrance (SS), Jr.
’20: 1-2 CA (120)
’19: 8th CA (106)
6th
132 George Rosas
Clovis (CS), Jr.
’20: 4th CA (120) 8th
138 Koa Ruiz
Calvary Chapel (SS), Jr.
’19: 2-2 CA (113) 3rd
138 Ryan Franco
Clovis North (CS), Sr.
’20: 5th CA (132)
’19: 2nd CA (132)
’18: 2nd CA (132)
6th
145 Sloan Swan
Clovis (CS), So.
’20: 3-2 Qtrs. CA (132) 4th
152 Luke Gayer
Calvary Chapel (SS), Jr.
’20: 6th CA (145)
’19: 3-2 CA (132)
CHAMP
152 Cade Lucio
Bakersfield (CS), Sr.
’19: 4-2 CA (132)
’18: 4-2 CA (120)
3rd
152 Devyn Che
Calvary Chapel (SS), Jr.
6th
160 George Ruiz
Buchanan (CS), Sr.
3rd
170 Joseph Martin
Buchanan (CS), Jr.
’20: 2nd CA (170)
’19: 4th CA (145)
2nd
170 Ceasar Garza
Oakdale (SJ), Jr.
’20: 7th CA (145)
’19: 2-2 CA (126)
5th
182 Spencer Steiner
Clovis North (CS), Sr.
’20: 3-2 CA (182) 7th
285 Juan Mora
Pitman (SJ), Sr.
’20: 5th CA (220)
’19: 2-2 CA (220)
CHAMP
285 Brandon Vargas
Ukiah (NC), Sr.
5th

USAW FOLKSTYLE NATIONALS (16U) – BOYS

Wt Wrestler Previous Results Finish
94 Chris Huerta
Still in middle school
3rd
120 Collin Guffey
Granite Hills (SD), Fr.
CHAMP
126 Joseph Toscano
Still in middle school
2nd
138 Miguel Estrada
Frontier (CS), Fr.
CHAMP
145 Ray Gulmatico
Calvary Chapel (SS), Fr.
6th
152 Gavin Fernandez
De La Salle (NC), So.
5th
170 Dylan Trevino
Calvary Chapel (SS), Fr.
8th
182 Mark Ayala
St. John Bosco (SS), So.
4th
195 Diego Costa
Yucaipa (SS), Fr.
3rd


USAW FOLKSTYLE NATIONALS (JUNIOR) – GIRLS

Wt Wrestler Previous Results Finish
100 Madison Avila
Madera (CS), Jr.
’20: 3-2 CA (101) 2nd
100 Jalen Bets
Granada (NC), Jr.
’20: 0-2 CA (101) 4th
106 Marisol Rodriguez
James Logan (NC), Jr.
’20: 2-2 Qtrs. CA (106)
4th
112 Valeria Ahumada
Oakland Tech (NC), Jr.
7th
117 Carissa Qureshi
Portola (SS), So.
’20: 5th CA (106) 3rd
117 Isabella Ngo
Dixon (SJ), Jr.
’20: 1-2 CA (106)
4th
122 Gianna Dibenedetto
Folsom (SJ), Jr.
2nd
127 Taydem Khamjoi
Chavez (SJ), So.
’20: 8th CA (131) 2nd
127 Destiny Campbell
Valley View (SS), Sr.
6th
132 Janida Garcia
Lathrop (SJ), So.
’20: 4th CA (121)
2nd
132 Samantha Barragan
Hemet (SS), Sr.
’20: 2nd CA (126)
’19: 7th CA (121)
’18: 5th CA (111)
5th
132 Hailey Chapman
Rim/World (SS), Jr.
’20: 6th CA (126)
’19: 3-2 CA (121)
8th
138 Savannah Gomez
Brawley (SD), So.
’20: 2nd CA (137)
2nd
138 Avangeline Turner
Davis, (SJ), Fr.
6th
138 Leah Brown
Whitney (SJ), Jr.
’19: 0-2 CA (121) 8th
144 Kaiulani Garcia
Still in middle school
3rd
200 Samantha Calkins
Liberty (NC), Jr.
’20: 7th CA (170)
’19: 3-2 CA (160)
CHAMP
200 Jaila Kennard
San Lorenzo (NC), Sr.
7th
225 Tatianna Herrera
James Logan (NC), Sr.
’20: 4th CA (235)
3rd

USAW FOLKSTYLE NATIONALS (16U) – GIRLS

Wt Wrestler Previous Results Finish
94 Alicia Serratos
Still in middle school
5th
100 Mikayla Garcia
James Logan (NC), Fr.
8th
106 Briseis Serrano
Lincoln (SJ), So.
5th
112 Mia Sanchez
Northview (SS), Fr.
6th
117 Carissa Qureshi
Portola (SS), So.
’20: 5th CA (106) CHAMP
122 Gianna Dibenedetto
Folsom (SJ), Fr.
3rd
122 Leilani Lazaro
Northview (SS), So.
’20: 3-2 CA (111) 8th
127 Taydem Khamjoi
Chavez (SJ), So.
’20: 8th CA (131) CHAMP
138 Avangeline Turner
Davis (SJ), Fr.
CHAMP