American Canyon High 285-pound wrestler Lucas Gramlick, ranked 18th in the state and sixth in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section by thecaliforniawrestler.com going in, placed fourth to attain the top-six finish at Friday and Saturday’s SJS Masters Meet needed to qualify for the state meet.
The senior locked up his first trip to state by pinning all three opponents he faced Friday, including two ranked above him in the section.
After dispatching Tracy High junior Angel Romo in 65 seconds, it took Gramlick just 80 seconds to take care of East Union-Manteca senior Jaysen Reindel, ranked ninth in the state. Gramlick needed the second period to pin Turlock junior Michael Jeffus, ranked 14th in the state, but did it with 17 seconds left.
That put him in the semifinals against Vacaville senior Jake Levengood, who had also pinned his first three foes. Ranked No. 2 in the state and having placed at the previous two state meets, Levengood pinned Gramlick in 1:31.
Gramlick came back with a 35-second pin of Foothill senior Igor Banar to reach the third-place match, where Jeffus defeated Gramlick 6-2 to avenge his earlier loss.
The Wolves’ 126-pounder, junior Aaron Villa-Carlos, got experience for next year with a 2-2 day on Friday. He pinned Livingston junior Juan Garcia in 46 seconds, lost 11-0 to Elk Grove senior Lokhai Tonge, beat Del Oro senior Kole Browning 8-6 in overtime, then was eliminated with a 6-2 loss to Vista del Lago sophomore Levi Burnett.
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Wolves’ Dominguez competes in state meet
American Canyon’s Adrienne Dominguez went 2-2 in her second straight trip to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section State Championships, held Friday and Saturday at Visalia Convention Center.
The senior lost her opener to James Logan senior Emily Sandoval, won her next two matches – 10-2 over San Benito senior Maribel Sausedo, and 6-0 over McLane-Fresno junior Xanaysis Real – before getting pinned by Atwater senior Courtney Juarez in 2:39. She finished in the top 12.
American Canyon 10, Woodland 0, 5 innings
Lisa Bolton pitched a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts and Rylee Armijo went 3 for 3 with a double and five RBIs to lead the Wolves in their season-opening rout at home on Friday.
American Canyon scored three runs in the first, four in the second, two in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Also with hits were Katherine Montuya (2 for 4, double, three runs, three stolen bases), Greta Fast (2 for 2, two runs, stolen base), Bella Delgado (1 for 1), Lylaine Jove (2 for 2, two RBIs, two runs, two stolen bases), Bolton (2 for 2, double, two RBIs, sacrifice fly), Maddie Chambers (1 for 3, RBI, run, stolen base) and Jenna Kansanback (1 for 3).