TCWs All-Southern California Team

DOMONIC MATA (Poway HS, SD)

TCWs All-Southern California Team were chosen based on how they performed during the CIF state tournament. The Northern California Team will be posted on Friday.
First Team
106 – Jonathan Prata (Downey) Sr.
Prata had a tremendous 2017-18 season that saw him win a Southern Section Masters Meet championship and placed third at the state tournament to become the first Viking to medal twice. During his junior campaign, Prata became the first state champion in Downey history.
113 – Aaron Nagao (Esperanza) So.
Nagao earns the nod over Southern Section champion and top rival Lorenzo Antonio of St. John Bosco. The sophomore finished second in the CIF State Championships and was a CIF-SS Southern Division champion. Nagao wound up with only three losses on the season.
120 – Jacob Allen (Poway) Sr.
Moving up from 106 as a junior, Allen claimed his third San Diego Section Masters Meet title and placed fourth at the state tournament. Allen will continue his wrestling career this fall at the Naval Academy.
126 – Cleveland Belton (St. John Bosco) Jr.
Belton did not lose to an in-state wrestler and became a two-time state CIF state champion in March. During the regular season, he was a Doc Buchanan and Battle for the Belt champion.
132 – Jesse Vasquez (Santiago/Corona) So.
One of the top young wrestlers in the state, Vasquez won his second CIF state tournament to complete the 2017-18 season undefeated. Vasquez was a Southern Section and a CIF-SS Eastern Division champion.
138 – Jaden Abas (Rancho Bernardo) Jr.
Abas became the third family member of the Abas clan to conquer an individual CIF state championship. His lone loss during the 2017-18 campaign came in the finals of the Walsh Jesuit Ironman finals. Abas was a CIF-SD Division II and Masters Meet champion.
145 – Bernie Truax (Rancho Buena Vista) Sr.
Bernie won his first San Diego Masters Meet title and once again medaled at the tournament after placing third. During the regular season, Bernie placed at Doc Buchanan and the Battle for the Belt tournament.
152 – Domonic Mata (Poway) So.
Mata won a CIF-SD Division II, Masters Meet, and the CIF state championship compiling a 40-1 season record. Mata recorded two pins and did not allow a single point in the other three matches in route to the state crown. Mata became the 17th Titan to have his name etched onto the walls of the school’s wrestling room as a state champion.
160 – Josh Kim (Santiago/Corona) Sr.
Despite moving up a weight class, Kim showed dominance from start to finish and became just the second wrestler in the program’s history to win a CIF State championship. Kim will be taking his talent this fall to Harvard and compete in Division I collegiate wrestling.
170 – Jonovan Smith (Birmingham) Jr.
The repeat section champion moved up one weight class and continued to improve. Jonovan won his second CIF-LA Section title and placed eighth at the CIF state tournament. During the regular season, he was an All-tournament wrestler at Vacaville’s Larry Nelson tournament and placed seventh at Battle for the Belt.
182 – Nathan Tausch (Poway) Sr.
Nathan won his second Masters Meet title and placed second at the CIF state tournament to help the Titans placed third in the team standings. During the regular season, Nathan was a Clovis West Shootout, Cerritos TOC, and Battle for the Belt champion.
195 – Hamzah Al-Saudi (Palisades) Sr.
Hamzah broke all kinds of records of the Dolphins this season. First, he won his third CIF-LA Section title and then went on to compete at the state tournament where he placed fifth in his bracket, becoming the first Palisades wrestler to achieve such honors.
220 – Joey Daniel (Santa Ana) Sr.
Daniel’s won a CIF-Southern Section’s Coastal Division championship and placed third at the Masters Meet tournament to advanced to the state tournament. He made history for the Saint’s this season as he became the first grappler in the rich wrestling tradition at Santa Ana to gain an individual state championship.
285 – Randy Gonzales (Lakewood) Sr.
Gonzales won a CIF Southern Section Individual title and finished third at both the Masters Meet and CIF State Tournament, becoming the first Lakewood wrestler since 1981 to earn a medal at the state tournament. The last Lancer to have placed at the state tournament before Gonzales was three-time state champion Ray Gulmatico.
Second Team
106 – Victor Atherton (Arroyo) Jr.
113 – Antonio Lorenzo (St. John Bosco) Jr.
120 – Luciano Arroyo (Calvary Chapel) Sr.
126 – Chance Rich (Valencia/Valencia) Sr.
132 – Chase Zollmann (Poway) Sr.
138 – Luka Wick (San Marino) Fr.
145 – Josh Tolentino (Poway) Sr.
152 – Trey Munoz (Trabuco Hills) Jr.
160 – Calvin Naraghi (Poway) Sr.
170 – Nathan Hass (St. John Bosco) So.
182 – Gerardo Hernandez (Capistrano Valley) Sr.
195 – Andy Voong (Arroyo) Sr.
220 – Brayden Ray (Santiago/Corona) Sr.
285 – Josh Tarango (Canyon) Sr.
Third Team
106 – Matthew Nguyen (Westminster) Sr.
113 – Jason Miranda (Poway) So.
120 – Christian Nunez (St. John Bosco) Jr.
126 – Ricardo Solorio (Santa Ana) Sr.
132 – Marcos Polanco (Bishop Amat) Jr.
138 – Sonny Santiago (St. John Bosco) So.
145 – Adrian Salgado (ML King) Sr.
152 – Jared Williams (Edison) Sr.
160 – Wetzel Hill (Trabuco Hills) Sr.
170 – Jacob Mendoza (Poway) Sr.
182 – Ryan Cosio (Temecula Valley) So.
195 – Callum Bisping (Canyon) Jr.
220 – Erich Osteen (Chaminade Prep) So.
285 – Daniel Garcia (Hesperia) Sr.