American Canyon High wrestler Adrienne Dominguez qualified for her second straight CIF Girls State Championships with a fourth-place finish at 170 pounds at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championship, held Friday and Saturday at McNair High in Stockton.
The senior will try to improve on last year’s 2-2 record at state when the meet returns to the Visalia Convention Center this Friday and Saturday.
Wrestlers needed to place at least fifth to advance from Masters, and Wolves freshman Maylin Reyes just missed out with a sixth-place finish at 106. Alexis Schuller, Maricela Seronio and Yvonne Cruz had also qualified for Masters.
Lucas Gramlick, coming off a Solano County Athletic League championship at 285 pounds, came home with another title at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Meet held Friday and Saturday at Benicia.
He will be joined at his third straight Masters Meet at Stockton Arena this weekend by junior teammate Aaron Villa-Carlos, who advanced with a fourth-place finish at 126 pounds.
Gramlick opened against Ponderosa senior Luca Anastasio – who had pinned his first foe in 40 seconds – and pinned him in a minute and 55 seconds. That put him in the semifinals, where he pinned Roseville senior Danny Garcia in just 66 seconds. His final against Del Campo junior Levi Markey, who had also pinned his first two opponents in the first period, went into the third period before Gramlick pinned him with 50 seconds left.
Villa-Carlos opened with a 4-1 decision over Ponderosa sophomore Trevor Monroe, and then lost 8-2 to Whitney senior Cole Kachmer in the semifinals. Kachmer went on to fall 8-6 in the final to Benicia’s Basil Othman, who had beaten Villa-Carlos 6-0 in the final at the SCAC Championships. Villa-Carlos won his next match by forfeit, before losing just 7-6 to Bella Vista sophomore Vince Olivera in the third-place match.
Another Wolves junior, Zach Ferrer, just missed qualifying for Masters with a fifth-place finish at 120 pounds. He lost his opener to Antioch senior Jonah Montoya, 6-3, but came back with a 20-second pin of Kennedy’s Isaiah Pansoy and a second-period pin of Fairfield junior Xavier Hoang in 3:36, before getting pinned in the third period by Oakmont sophomore Ben Murphy in 4:10. Ferrer won the fifth-place match by forfeit over Montoya.
Wolves juniors Fabian Moreno (145) and Joshua Salazar (152) each went 1-2.
Moreno beat Cosumnes Oaks junior Will Wood 12-7, got pinned in 1:35 by McClatchy’s Jacob Edwards, then was pinned in 4:13 by Valley sophomore Jaleel Aaolam. Salazar pinned McClatchy’s Ratu Epeli Tuisawau in 2:35, got pinned by senior and eventual champion Conrad Trevino of Del Campo in 1:27, then was pinned in 2:56 by Sacramento High’s Kevin Boult.
Jesus Sanchez (220) was pinned in the first period by fellow senior Christian Comes of Whitney in his opener before falling 6-3 to Fairfield junior Mondo Calderon, the eventual third-placer.
Aviyen Ferreira (160) lost both of his matches to fellow seniors, by a 4-0 decision and a 1:30 pin, and senior Joseph Brumm (170) was pinned in both of his matches by juniors in the first period.
Elijah Beronilla (106) lost to two fellow freshmen, by second-period pin and a 13-0 decision.
American Canyon, seeded 16 th in the Division III section playoffs, dropped its opener at No. 1 Christian Brothers on Tuesday night, 68-21.
Robyn-Elizabeth Yan led the Wolves with seven points and had three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Adriauna Samodio had six points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal, Lauren Summers three points, five rebounds and two assists, Mariah Carlyle three points, and AJ Cayetano two points.
Yan and Samodio have been named to the All-Solano County Athletic Conference First Team. Yan averaged 14.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in conference play, while Samodio netted 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds.
American Canyon senior Malik Ghiden is the All-Solano County Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year with Vanden senior Aaron Porcil.
Earning Honorable Mention for the Wolves were seniors Joee Gantan and Davin Lusung.
Also on the First Team are sophomores Jhaylon Martinez and Teiano Hardee of Vanden, senior Kade Lockrem and junior Lafayle Fuller of Benicia, senior Anthony Thomas of Vallejo, and junior Shakir Howard of Fairfield.
Others receiving Honorable Mention were senior Markus Daniels and junior Jacob Sharp of Bethel, seniors Joey Aranas and Hy-Keem Davis and junior Wesley Darnes of Fairfield, senior Carl Barnes and junior Deontae Jenkins of Vallejo, senior Jon Lee of Benicia, and senior Marquis Davison-Holloway of Vanden.