Elite Grapplers That Competed in The Junior and Cadet Division of Battle on The Midway

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Last year, the first-ever Battle of the Midway tournament became an instant success within the wrestling community with the plethora of wrestlers that competed throughout the various divisions. The fact that the grapplers wrestled on top of the historic USS Midway made the tournament a top-notch event to attend!! Wrestlers from all over the golden state and nearby states traveled to downtown San Diego, to showcase their skills and talent. Here’s a list of some of the elite wrestlers that competed in the boy’s tournament last year. Make sure to register at Trackwrestling to compete in this year’s event scheduled to take place 08/10 – 08/13-2017.

*the wrestlers are listed according to their weight they competed during the 2016-17 season

Dylan Krause (Arvada, Colorado) 106lbs.

2017 CO USA Wrestling Freshman Sophomore State Champion

2016 BOTM – # 1st (94) Cadet

Timothy Levine (St. John Bosco) 106lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 21st

Section finish – # 5th

2017 state finish –  # top 12

2016 BOTM – # 2nd (100) Cadet

Jonathan Prata (Downey, SS) 106lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 3rd

Section finish – # 2nd

2017 state finish –  # 1st

2016 BOTM – # Double champion (106)

Tristan Lujan (Selma, CS) 106lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 8th

Section finish – # 3rd

2017 state finish –  # top 12

2016 BOTM – # 2nd (106) Cadet

Carson Sauriol (Poway, SD) 113lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 7th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 5th

2016 BOTM – 4th (120)

Ryan Franco (Clovis North) Eighth grade

2017 double Fargo Nationals All-American

2016 BOTM – 1st (113) Cadet

Jesse Vasquez (St. John Bosco, SS) 113lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 2nd

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 1st

2016 BOTM – 2nd (120) Cadet

Gregory Viloria (Merrill West, SJ) 120lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 9th

Section finish – # 5th

2017 state finish –  # 5th

2016 BOTM – 2nd (113)

Christian Nunez (St. John Bosco, SS) 120lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 14th

Section finish – # 7th

2017 state finish –  # top 12

2016 BOTM – 2nd (120)

Jaden Le (Rancho Bernardo, SD) 120lbs.

Jaden was one of the top incoming freshmen in the golden state during the 2016-17 season. However, an injury during the quarterfinals of the San Diego Masters Meet tournament prevented Jaden from reaching his full potential as he defaulted from the event.

2016 BOTM – 5th (120)

2016 BOTM – 1st (120) Cadet

Luka Wick (San Marino) Eighth grade

2017 Fargo Cadet Freestyle All-American

2016 BOTM – 2nd (126) Cadet

Robert Garcia IV (Selma, CS) 126lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 3rd

Section finish – # 2nd

2017 state finish –  # 2nd

2016 BOTM – 3rd (138)

Robert Areyano (Selma, CS)

For unknown reasons, the two-time CIF state qualifier didn’t compete during the post season last year for Selma. Nevertheless, he should return this upcoming season more strong and eager to stand on top of the podium in March.

2016 BOTM – 1st (126)

Jaden Abas (Rancho Bernardo, SD) 126lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 4th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 3rd

2016 BOTM – 1st (138) Cadet

Gabriel Cortez (Northview, SS) 132lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 11th

Section finish – # 6th

2017 state finish –  # 1-2

2016 BOTM – 4th (138)

2016 BOTM -1st (132) Cadet

Chris De Loza (Clovis North, CS) 132lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 1st

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 4th

2016 BOTM – 1st (138)

Gary Joint (Lemoore, CS) 132lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 2nd

Section finish – # 2nd

2017 state finish –  # 1st

2016 BOTM – 2nd (138)

J.T. Stinson (Del Oro, SJ) 132lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 16th

Section finish – # 3rd

2017 state finish –  # 2-2

2016 BOTM – 4th (145) Cadet

A.J. Raya (Yucaipa, SS) 138lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 5th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 7th

2016 BOTM – 2nd (145)

Sonny Santiago (St. John Bosco) 138lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 6th

Section finish – # 3rd

2017 state finish –  Santiago was injured during practice and couldn’t compete in the state tournament.

2016 BOTM – 3rd (145) Cadet

Emmanuel Zepeda (Freemont, LA) 145lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 14th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 2-2

2016 BOTM – 4th (160)

Karson Ayres (Fountain Valley, SS) 145lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 26th

Section finish – # 9th

2017 state finish –  # 0-2

2016 BOTM – 3rd (145)

Jared Williams (Mira Costa, SS) 145lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 19th

Section finish – # 4th

2017 state finish –  # Top 12

2016 BOTM – 1st (152) Cadet

Christopher Fasano (Pueblo County, Colorado) 145lbs.

2017 State 3rd

2016 BOTM – 1st (152) Cadet

Dominic Mata (Poway, SD) 145lbs

State ranked by TCW – # 5th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 8th

2016 BOTM – 3rd (152) Cadet

Erik Salcido (Rancho Bernardo, SD) 152lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 3rd

Section finish – # 2nd

2017 state finish –  # 5th

2016 BOTM – 1st (160)

Jace Luchau (Selma, CS) 152lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 9th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 3-2

2016 BOTM – 1st (145) Cadet

Oscar Diaz (Selma, CS) 160lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 8th

Section finish – # 4th

2017 state finish –  # 7th

2016 BOTM – 2nd (152)

Jordan Bernal (Littlerock, SS) 160lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 10th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 0-2

2016 BOTM – 2nd (160)

Mark Cardwell (Monache, CS) 160lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 3rd

Section finish – # 8th

2017 state finish –  # top 12

2016 BOTM – 1st (160) Cadet

Christian Rodriguez (Selma, CS) 170lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 7th

Section finish – # 2nd

2017 state finish –  # 5th

2016 BOTM -1st (160)

2016 BOTM – 1st (160) Cadet

Uriel Beristain (Mater Dei Catholic, SD) 170lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 14th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 0-2

2016 BOTM – 5th (182)

Pablo Perez (San Ysidro, SD) 170lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 15th

Section finish – # 2nd

2017 state finish –  # top 12

2016 BOTM -3rd (170)

Nicholas Villareal (Gilroy, CC) 170lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 13th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 2-2

2016 BOTM -4th (182)

Ryan Cosio (Temecula Valley, SS) 182lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 4th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # top 12

2016 BOTM -3rd (195)

Carlos Gomez (Birmingham, LA) 182lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 19th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 2-2

2016 BOTM -5th (170)

Chasen Blair (Rancho Bernardo, SD) 195lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 1st

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # 1st

2016 BOTM -1st (195)

Arick Lopez (Yucaipa, SS) 195lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 5th

Section finish – # 2nd

2017 state finish –  # 1-2

2016 BOTM -2nd (195)

Joe Miller (McQueen, Nevada) 195lbs.

2017 State champion

2016 BOTM – 1st (195) Cadet

Tarik Sutkovic (Thunderbird, Arizona) 220lbs.

2017 State champion

2016 BOTM – 1st (220) Cadet

Andy Garcia (Pueblo East, Colorado) 285lbs.

2017 State champion

2016 BOTM – 2nd (285)

2016 BOTM – 1st (285) Cadet

Jackson Serna (Northview, SS) 275lbs.

State ranked by TCW – # 5th

Section finish – # 1st

2017 state finish –  # top 12

2016 BOTM – 3rd (285)

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Posted by Ultimate Summer Series – The USS on Tuesday, July 25, 2017