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56th Annual Jim Root Memorial Wrestling Finals

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56th Annual Jim Root Memorial Wrestling Finals

106lb Championship
Alex Ramirez (Lynbrook) VS Russell Calmes (Santa Cruz)

1st Place – Alex Ramirez – Lynbrook
2nd Place – Russell Calmes – Santa Cruz
3rd Place – Hunter Holguin – Heritage (Brentwood)
4th Place – Dylan Hidalgo – North Salinas
5th Place – Darren Nhieu – Mountain View
6th Place – Mohammad Ashig – Lynbrook
7th Place – Noah Fabriquer – Evergreen Valley
8th Place – Kristal Betanzo – Hillsdale
1st Place Match
Alex Ramirez (Lynbrook) 11-2, So. over Russell Calmes (Santa Cruz) 10-5, . (Dec 7-4)
3rd Place Match
Hunter Holguin (Heritage (Brentwood)) 13-4, Fr. over Dylan Hidalgo (North Salinas) 14-6, . (Fall 4:29)
5th Place Match
Darren Nhieu (Mountain View) 3-2, . over Mohammad Ashig (Lynbrook) 5-5, Fr. (Dec 6-2)
7th Place Match
Noah Fabriquer (Evergreen Valley) 2-1, Fr. over Kristal Betanzo (Hillsdale) 20-7, Sr. (For.)

113lb Championship
1st Place Match
Calvin Antonio (Evergreen Valley) VS Alex Zacarias (Aptos)

1st Place – Calvin Antonio – Evergreen Valley
2nd Place – Alex Zacarias – Aptos
3rd Place – Christian Mendoza – Prospect
4th Place – Zigy Yepiz – Del Mar
5th Place – Andrew Wagenaar – Heritage (Brentwood)
6th Place – Richard Howe – Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)
7th Place – Aiden Scafidi – Mountain View
8th Place – Nien Tran – James Lick
1st Place Match
Calvin Antonio (Evergreen Valley) 17-3, So. over Alex Zacarias (Aptos) 12-4, Sr. (MD 16-6)
3rd Place Match
Christian Mendoza (Prospect) 12-7, Jr. over Zigy Yepiz (Del Mar) 3-2, Jr. (Dec 8-2)
5th Place Match
Andrew Wagenaar (Heritage (Brentwood)) 8-10, So. over Richard Howe (Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)) 2-3, Fr. (Fall 1:41)
7th Place Match
Aiden Scafidi (Mountain View) 2-2, . over Nien Tran (James Lick) 3-5, Jr. (Dec 9-8)

120lb Championship
1st Place Match
Harrison Nguyen (Evergreen Valley) VS Nathan Brennan (Heritage)

1st Place – Harrison Nguyen – Evergreen Valley
2nd Place – Nathan Brennan – Heritage (Brentwood)
3rd Place – Amit Klein – Homestead
4th Place – Joaquin Alforde – Abraham Lincoln (San Jose)
5th Place – David Haydinger – Lynbrook
6th Place – Ezrah Nevarez – Valley Christian (San Jose)
7th Place – Mark Orpia – James Lick
8th Place – Pranav Chittharanjan – Lynbrook
1st Place Match
Harrison Nguyen (Evergreen Valley) 9-1, Jr. over Nathan Brennan (Heritage (Brentwood)) 18-3, So. (Dec 11-4)
3rd Place Match
Amit Klein (Homestead) 3-1, Sr. over Joaquin Alforde (Abraham Lincoln (San Jose)) 10-6, So. (Dec 9-5)
5th Place Match
David Haydinger (Lynbrook) 11-3, So. over Ezrah Nevarez (Valley Christian (San Jose)) 12-5, . (Fall 4:38)
8th Place Match
Mark Orpia (James Lick) 7-3, Jr. over Pranav Chittharanjan (Lynbrook) 7-5, So. (Dec 10-3)
Cons. A Champ
TYLER LEONG (Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)) 4-1, So. over Andrew Pan (Mountain View) 3-2, . (Fall 4:02)
Cons. B Champ
ELIJAH GALSTER (Aptos) 3-5, Sr. over Anthony Medenilla (Santa Clara Senior) 1-2, . (Fall 1:23)

126lb Championship
1st Place Match
Joshua Meyers (Menlo-Atherton) VS Matthew Regala (Evergreen Valley)

1st Place – Joshua Meyers – Menlo-Atherton
2nd Place – Matthew Regala – Evergreen Valley
3rd Place – Chris Luna – Evergreen Valley
4th Place – Eric Malagon – Mt Eden
5th Place – Matthew Stacy – Silver Creek
6th Place – Leo Golden – Branham
7th Place – Caleb Waller – Heritage (Brentwood)
8th Place – Tommy Victory – Aptos
1st Place Match
Joshua Meyers (Menlo-Atherton) 14-7, Sr. over Matthew Regala (Evergreen Valley) 2-1, Jr. (Dec 11-10)
3rd Place Match
Chris Luna (Evergreen Valley) 16-11, So. over Eric Malagon (Mt Eden) 3-2, Jr. (Fall 2:44)
5th Place Match
Matthew Stacy (Silver Creek) 11-7, Fr. over Leo Golden (Branham) 6-7, Jr. (SV-1 6-4)
7th Place Match
Caleb Waller (Heritage (Brentwood)) 8-6, Jr. over Tommy Victory (Aptos) 5-5, Fr. (Fall 0:44)

132lb Championship
1st Place Match
Christian Antonio (Evergreen Valley) VS Elijah Sanchez (Heritage)

1st Place – Christian Antonio – Evergreen Valley
2nd Place – Elijah Sanchez – Heritage (Brentwood)
3rd Place – Gabe Trejo – Silver Creek
4th Place – Victor Chen – Saratoga
5th Place – Ezekiel Lara – Evergreen Valley
6th Place – Liam Dunn – Menlo-Atherton
7th Place – Josh Franklin – Santa Cruz
8th Place – Andres Rocha – Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)
1st Place Match
Christian Antonio (Evergreen Valley) 14-0, So. over Elijah Sanchez (Heritage (Brentwood)) 18-7, Sr. (TB-1 4-3)
3rd Place Match
Gabe Trejo (Silver Creek) 12-6, Sr. over Victor Chen (Saratoga) 9-5, Sr. (Dec 5-2)
5th Place Match
Ezekiel Lara (Evergreen Valley) 19-5, Fr. over Liam Dunn (Menlo-Atherton) 6-5, So. (Fall 4:27)
8th Place Match
Josh Franklin (Santa Cruz) 2-2, Jr. over Andres Rocha (Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)) 2-3, So. (SV-1 5-3)
Cons. A Champ
Jett Multanen (Merrill West) 4-1, So. over Kelly Evans (Leigh) 3-8, Jr. (MD 18-4)
Cons. B Champ
Richard Cho (Pioneer (San Jose)) 2-1, . over Ty Godoy (Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)) 2-2, So. (MD 21-8)

138lb Championship
1st Place Match
Nick Melendez (Branham) VS Jared Padilla (Leland)

1st Place – Nick Melendez – Branham
2nd Place – Jared Padilla – Leland
3rd Place – Connor Cormier – Leland
4th Place – ISIAH JUAREZ – North Salinas
5th Place – Casey Forrest – Del Mar
6th Place – Troy Mita – Prospect
7th Place – Andrew Bernabe – North Monterey County Hs
8th Place – Joseph Hammana – Scotts Valley
1st Place Match
Nick Melendez (Branham) 19-1, Sr. over Jared Padilla (Leland) 18-7, Sr. (Fall 1:29)
3rd Place Match
Connor Cormier (Leland) 16-6, Jr. over ISIAH JUAREZ (North Salinas) 2-2, . (MD 16-8)
5th Place Match
Casey Forrest (Del Mar) 3-1, Sr. over Troy Mita (Prospect) 17-9, Jr. (MD 9-1)
8th Place Match
Andrew Bernabe (North Monterey County Hs) 7-5, Sr. over Joseph Hammana (Scotts Valley) 2-3, Sr. (Fall 3:23)
Cons. A Champ
kevin chavez (Santa Cruz) 4-1, So. over Sebastian Spaid (Mountain View) 3-2, . (Fall 2:13)
Cons. B Champ
Benjamin Lui (San Mateo) 6-3, Jr. over Damien Lozano (Abraham Lincoln (San Jose)) 8-7, . (Dec 4-2)

145lb Championship
1st Place Match
Romelo Rivas Aguilar (San Mateo) VS Luke Keaschall (Aptos)

1st Place – Romelo Rivas Aguilar – San Mateo
2nd Place – Luke Keaschall – Aptos
3rd Place – Zach Souza – Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)
4th Place – Isaac Yoon – Lynbrook
5th Place – Harrison Garcia – Heritage (Brentwood)
6th Place – Ahmed Yazadi – Evergreen Valley
7th Place – cooper tate – Santa Cruz
8th Place – Daniel Leavitt – Del Mar
1st Place Match
Romelo Rivas Aguilar (San Mateo) 9-2, Sr. over Luke Keaschall (Aptos) 13-6, Jr. (Fall 3:07)
3rd Place Match
Zach Souza (Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)) 4-1, . over Isaac Yoon (Lynbrook) 8-3, So. (For.)
5th Place Match
Harrison Garcia (Heritage (Brentwood)) 10-7, Jr. over Ahmed Yazadi (Evergreen Valley) 8-6, Jr. (Dec 4-2)
8th Place Match
cooper tate (Santa Cruz) 3-2, Fr. over Daniel Leavitt (Del Mar) 2-3, So. (MD 13-4)
Cons. A Champ
Ricardo Esquivel (Evergreen Valley) 8-4, Jr. over Diego Hammana (Branham) 6-3, Jr. (Fall 3:53)
Cons. B Champ
ISIAIH OROZCO (North Salinas) 3-1, . over Caleb Prouty (Menlo-Atherton) 6-4, So. (Fall 3:57)

152lb Championship
1st Place Match
Andrew Forman (Archbishop Mitty) VS Jacob Goldberg (Pioneer)

1st Place – Andrew Forman – Archbishop Mitty
2nd Place – Jacob Goldberg – Pioneer (San Jose)
3rd Place – Kole Tippetts – Saratoga
4th Place – Fernando Sosa – Gunderson
5th Place – Matis Barbier – Scotts Valley
6th Place – Kevin Shim – Branham
7th Place – Jakerion Thormaz – Del Mar
8th Place – John Cotton – Leigh
1st Place Match
Andrew Forman (Archbishop Mitty) 14-4, Jr. over Jacob Goldberg (Pioneer (San Jose)) 3-1, . (Dec 8-1)
3rd Place Match
Kole Tippetts (Saratoga) 4-1, Jr. over Fernando Sosa (Gunderson) 3-2, Jr. (For.)
5th Place Match
Matis Barbier (Scotts Valley) 3-1, Fr. over Kevin Shim (Branham) 2-2, So. (Fall 4:02)
8th Place Match
Jakerion Thormaz (Del Mar) 3-2, Fr. over John Cotton (Leigh) 1-7, Jr. (Fall 2:09)
Cons. A Champ
Angel Felix (Sequoia) 4-1, . over Mark Blackburn (Lynbrook) 6-4, Sr. (Fall 3:40)
Cons. B Champ
Javier Perez (Merrill West) 2-1, Sr. over Misael Herrera (James Lick) 3-3, Sr. (Fall 2:18)

160lb Championship
1st Place Match
Cody Pruis (Heritage) VS Marcos Jimenez (Evergreen Valley)

1st Place – Cody Pruis – Heritage
2nd Place – Marcos Jimenez – Evergreen Valley
3rd Place – David Ciprian – Branham
4th Place – Louis Benitez – Mt Eden
5th Place – Christopher Wright – Evergreen Valley
6th Place – Anthony Waller – Menlo-Atherton
7th Place – Elver Avendano – Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)
8th Place – Sven Albin Kagedal – San Mateo
1st Place Match
Cody Pruis (Heritage (Brentwood)) 22-2, Sr. over Marcos Jimenez (Evergreen Valley) 22-2, Jr. (Dec 7-6)
3rd Place Match
David Ciprian (Branham) 12-4, Sr. over Louis Benitez (Mt Eden) 3-2, So. (Dec 4-1)
5th Place Match
Christopher Wright (Evergreen Valley) 13-6, Fr. over Anthony Waller (Menlo-Atherton) 3-2, Sr. (Dec 5-2)
8th Place Match
Elver Avendano (Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)) 3-2, So. over Sven Albin Kagedal (San Mateo) 5-8, So. (Fall 0:57)
Cons. A Champ
Charlie Dang (Silver Creek) 10-4, So. over Lazro Martinez (North Monterey County Hs) 13-6, Jr. (Fall 2:09)
Cons. B Champ
Nicolas Vasquez (Harbor) 3-1, So. over Rory Doherty-Fagan (Hillsdale) 1-2, Sr. (Fall 1:31)

170lb Championship
1st Place Match
Caesar Borela (Heritage) VS Joshua Ballesteros (Evergreen Valley)

1st Place – Caesar Borela – Heritage (Brentwood)
2nd Place – Joshua Ballesteros – Evergreen Valley
3rd Place – Carlos Vela – Branham
4th Place – Ivan Martinez – North Monterey County
5th Place – Elias Echavarria – Gunderson
6th Place – Tyler Slay – Aptos
7th Place – Charles Pappalardo – Branham
8th Place – Julian Garza – Menlo-Atherton
1st Place Match
Caesar Borela (Heritage (Brentwood)) 22-4, Sr. over Joshua Ballesteros (Evergreen Valley) 16-6, Jr. (Dec 8-2)
3rd Place Match
Carlos Vela (Branham) 18-4, Sr. over Ivan Martinez (North Monterey County Hs) 11-6, Fr. (Fall 2:38)
5th Place Match
Elias Echavarria (Gunderson) 6-5, Jr. over tyler slay (Aptos) 11-8, Sr. (Dec 7-5)
7th Place Match
Charles Pappalardo (Branham) 5-4, So. over Julian Garza (Menlo-Atherton) 7-3, Sr. (Dec 5-4)

182lb Championship
1st Place Match
Jacob Alves (Heritage) VS Marcos Reyes (Aptos)

1st Place – Jacob Alves – Heritage (Brentwood)
2nd Place – Marcos Reyes – Aptos
3rd Place – Josh Moreno – Abraham Lincoln (San Jose)
4th Place – Jonathan Ciprian – Branham
5th Place – Matthew Putich – Evergreen Valley
6th Place – Eduardo Vega-Mora – Santa Clara Senior
7th Place – Chae Joon Lee – Leland
8th Place – Bryant Fowlar – Lynbrook
1st Place Match
Jacob Alves (Heritage (Brentwood)) 21-4, Sr. over Marcos Reyes (Aptos) 6-4, Sr. (SV-1 6-4)
3rd Place Match
Josh Moreno (Abraham Lincoln (San Jose)) 13-5, Sr. over Jonathan Ciprian (Branham) 5-4, So. (Fall 4:26)
5th Place Match
Matthew Putich (Evergreen Valley) 12-10, Jr. over Eduardo Vega-Mora (Santa Clara Senior) 2-3, . (Fall 0:58)
7th Place Match
Chae Joon Lee (Leland) 3-1, Sr. over Bryant Fowlar (Lynbrook) 3-6, Sr. (Fall 0:47)

195lb Championship
1st Place Match
Dylan Pruitt (Willow Glen) VS William Bradford (San Mateo)

1st Place – Dylan Pruitt – Willow Glen
2nd Place – William Bradford – San Mateo
3rd Place – Cody Bryan – Soquel
4th Place – Edward Phan – Evergreen Valley
5th Place – Jimmy Veyna – Abraham Lincoln (San Jose)
6th Place – Marco Quintero – Hillsdale
7th Place – Brandon Koskie – Leland
8th Place – James Platero – Aptos
1st Place Match
Dylan Pruitt (Willow Glen) 11-3, Jr. over William Bradford (San Mateo) 8-1, Sr. (Fall 0:49)
3rd Place Match
Cody Bryan (Soquel) 9-4, . over Edward Phan (Evergreen Valley) 10-6, Sr. (Fall 4:02)
5th Place Match
Jimmy Veyna (Abraham Lincoln (San Jose)) 12-6, . over Marco Quintero (Hillsdale) 10-8, Sr. (Fall 1:59)
7th Place Match
Brandon Koskie (Leland) 3-1, Jr. over James Platero (Aptos) 6-5, Jr. (Dec 7-6)

220lb Championship
1st Place Match
Daniel Felix (Santa Cruz) VS Daniel Cruz (Harbor)

1st Place – Daniel Felix – Santa Cruz
2nd Place – daniel Cruz – Harbor
3rd Place – Jack Kouzoujian – Menlo-Atherton
4th Place – Brian Resendiz – North Salinas
5th Place – Cade Crowley – Aptos
6th Place – issac marquez – Santa Cruz
7th Place – Karan Vazirant – Saratoga
8th Place – Edgar Pacheco – Santa Clara Senior
1st Place Match
Daniel Felix (Santa Cruz) 7-4, So. over daniel Cruz (Harbor) 2-1, Sr. (Fall 2:29)
3rd Place Match
Jack Kouzoujian (Menlo-Atherton) 3-1, Sr. over Brian Resendiz (North Salinas) 3-2, . (Dec 4-0)
5th Place Match
Cade Crowley (Aptos) 3-2, Jr. over issac marquez (Santa Cruz) 4-6, Jr. (SV-1 3-1)
7th Place Match
Karan Vazirant (Saratoga) 3-2, So. over Edgar Pacheco (Santa Clara Senior) 2-2, . (Fall 2:16)

285lb Championship
1st Place Match
Samiuela Kolokihakaufisi (San Mateo) VS Harold Baugher (Live Oak)

1st Place – Samiuela Kolokihakaufisi – San Mateo
2nd Place – Harold Baugher – Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)
3rd Place – Jarrod Calk – Silver Creek
4th Place – Riley Peters – Branham
5th Place – Teva Freitas – Mountain View
6th Place – Kyane Schmidt – Valley Christian (San Jose)
7th Place – Benjamin Williams – Santa Cruz
8th Place – Elijah Rodriguez – Aptos
1st Place Match
Samiuela Kolokihakaufisi (San Mateo) 9-3, Sr. over Harold Baugher (Live Oak (Morgan Hilll)) 4-1, Jr. (Fall 1:49)
3rd Place Match
Jarrod Calk (Silver Creek) 14-4, Sr. over Riley Peters (Branham) 11-5, Jr. (Fall 3:00)
5th Place Match
Teva Freitas (Mountain View) 3-1, . over Kyane Schmidt (Valley Christian (San Jose)) 3-2, Sr. (Fall 3:37)
8th Place Match
Benjamin Williams (Santa Cruz) 4-5, Sr. over Elijah Rodriguez (Aptos) 11-7, So. (Fall 2:15)
Cons. A Champ
Soane Kolokihakaufisi (San Mateo) 3-1, So. over Sebastian Davis (Heritage (Brentwood)) 8-8, Jr. (Fall 2:51)
Cons. B Champ
Alexander Nevarez (Sequoia) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye)

TEAM FINAL STANDINGS
1 Evergreen Valley 200.0
2 Heritage (Brentwood) 198.0
3 Branham 135.0
4 Aptos 123.0
5 San Mateo 98.0
6 Live Oak (Morgan Hilll) 92.0
7 Menlo-Atherton 86.0
8 Santa Cruz 80.0
9 Lynbrook 74.0
10 Mountain View 61.0

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