Poway, CA – The Poway Wrestling Foundation announced today that the Poway High School plans to host cross-town rival Rancho Bernardo High School on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 in a dual meet of top level teams. Currently, The California Wrestler (TCW) ranks Poway No. 3 and Rancho Bernardo No. 8 in the state of California. InterMat ranks Poway No. 14 and The Open Mat No. 15 nationally. Ten out of the fourteen matches are expected to showcase state-ranked wrestlers and two matches will feature nationally ranked wrestlers (expected to showcase 15 top 25 wrestlers in the state and two nationally ranked wrestlers including the number one ranked wrestler at 152 pounds, Quentin Hovis of Poway). The Varsity dual meet is scheduled to begin at 7 pm.
State and Nationally ranked wrestlers to watch:
Jacob Allen (Sr.), 106 lbs – ranked No. 2 (Poway)
Carson Sauriol (Soph.), 113 lbs – ranked No. 9 (Poway)
Chase Zollmann (Jr.), 120 lbs – ranked No. 2 (Poway)
Jaden Le (Frosh), 120 lbs – ranked No.16 (Rancho Bernardo)
Scott Kiyono (Sr.), 126 lbs – ranked No. 5 (Poway)
Jaden Abas (Soph.), 132 lbs – ranked No. 1/No. 19 nationally by InterMat and The Open Mat (Rancho Bernardo)
Jonathan Miranda (Jr.) 132 lbs – ranked No. 24 (Poway)
Domonic Mata (Frosh.), 145 lbs – ranked No. 15 (Poway)
Quentin Hovis (Sr.), 152 lbs – ranked No. 1/ranked No. 1 nationally by InterMat and The Open Mat (Poway)
Erik Salicido (Sr.), 152 lbs – ranked No. 5 (Rancho Bernardo)
Hampton Boyd (Sr.), 160 lbs – ranked No. 3 (Poway)
Celso Silva (Sr.), 170 lbs – ranked No. 10 (Poway)
Godfrey Lozada (Jr.), 170 lbs – ranked No. 26 (Rancho Bernardo)
Chase Blair (Sr.), 182 lbs – ranked No. 2/ranked No. 20 by The Open Mat (Rancho Bernardo)
Nathan Tausch (Jr.), 182 lbs – ranked No. 12 (Poway)
To date, Poway High School has produced 41 League Championships, 34 CIF Titles, 34 Masters Championships, 4 CIF State Titles (1986, 1999, 2005, 2009), 6 State Runner-up finishes, and 26 Top Five State Tournament Finishes.
Individually, Poway has produced 15 State Champions, 19 State Runners-ups, 108 State Medalists, 314 State Qualifiers, 131 Masters Champions, and 204 CIF Champions.