American Canyon girls wrestling

American Canyon senior Adrienne Dominguez, right, squares off against Newark Memorial's Ariana Pereira during a consolation match in the 170-pound bracket at the True Wrestler Napa Valley Girls Classic on Saturday at Vintage.

Andy Wilcox, Eagle

Two of the four American Canyon High wrestlers who competed in the 20th annual Napa Valley Girls Classic at Vintage High advanced from Friday’s first rounds to Saturday in the double-elimination event.

One of the largest and oldest girls wrestling tournaments in the nation, the Classic had a record of about 650 entrants this year.

American Canyon was led by Adrienne Dominguez (170), who reached the quarterfinals for the second year in a row by edging Selma’s Ashley Paz, 4-2, and winning a 6-5 decision over Stagg’s Angel Vasquez on Friday.

On Saturday, the senior lost a 4-2 quarterfinal decision to Atwater’s Courtney Juarez, then was pinned in the second period by Newark Memorial’s Ariana Pereira after injuring her shoulder.

Maylin Reyes (106) also made the second day for the Wolves, finishing 3-2. The freshman won by technical fall, 15-0, over Dayana Salinas of Menlo, then was pinned by Mia Bonatan of Benicia. She opened consolation action with pins of Tiffany Phan of Milpitas and Lodi’s Maryann Smith, before losing a major decision to Overfelt’s Chrizna Milanes.

Yvonne Leigh Cruz (116) finished 2-2 for American Canyon. She pinned Nicole Sanchez of San Leandro in her opener and then lost 6-1 to Newark Memorial’s Christina Craig. Cruz came back with a 9-4 consolation win over Ripon’s Avery Thomason, but was then pinned by Kaelyn Siason of Everett Alvarez.

Also for the Wolves, Angelina Turner (143) pinned Upland’s Liliana Escobedo to earn a second-round match against Newark Memorial’s Emmily Patneaud, who pinned her en route to the championship. Turner was then pinned by Linden Aly of Milpitas.

“So far, everyone looks pretty good and they’ve exceeded my expectations,” American Canyon assistant coach Robert Seronio III said.

Three Wolves who had competed in the tournament in 2017 – Angelina Ramirez, Maricela Seronio and Alexis Schuler – did not this year due to illness or injury, Coach Seronio said.


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Andy Wilcox is a sportswriter-photographer for the Napa Valley Register. He's had similar roles in Walnut Creek, Grass Valley, Auburn, Tracy and Patterson. He grew up in Ohio. His wife, Laura, is a pastry chef. He also enjoys playing guitar and piano.