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MATT MASIN, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
The Register's All-County wrestling first team: (front row, from left) Ryan Gutierrez (Brea Olinda), Brandon Hernandez (Capistrano Valley), Dexter Viengvilay (Laguna Hills), Liam Cronin (Servite), Trevor Perez (Mater Dei), Steven Castillo (El Dorado). (Back row, from left) Abe Ochoa (Yorba Linda), Russell Rohlfing (Sonora), Steven Ahumada (Loara), Josh Kawaguchi (Sonora), Ryker Coppa (Marina) and Morris Wilner (Calvary Chapel).

2014-15 Register's All-County wrestling team

STAFF WRITER

The Register’s All-Orange County wrestling team for 2014-15.

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

Liam Cronin, Servite

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WRESTLING COACH OF THE YEAR
Alan Clinton, Servite

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FIRST TEAM

DEXTER VIENGVILAY

Laguna Hills, Sr., 106

He finished first in league and at CIF. He finished fourth at Masters and went 3-2 at the state tournament. He also won titles at the Carter Classic, Nogales Super Champs and Laguna Hills Invitational.

RYAN GUTIERREZ

Brea Olinda, Jr., 113

He was second at CIT and won league and CIF titles. He finished third at Masters and went 2-2 at the state tournament. He was Brea Olinda’s first state qualifier since 2008.

BRANDON HERNANDEZ

Capistrano Valley, Jr., 120

His season was interrupted by injuries, but he was able to win the Laguna Hills Invitational and he finished first at the Coast View Conference finals and CIF. Hernandez went 2-2 at Masters.

RUSSELL ROHLFING

Sonora, Sr., 126

He was third at Masters and finished sixth at the state tournament. Rohlfing won three tournament titles and picked up league and CIF titles.

JOSH KAWAGUCHI

Sonora, Jr., 132

Kawaguchi had a strong performance at 138 pounds and when he made the move down to 132, he remained in top form. He was third at Five Counties and first at Freeway League finals and CIF. He was a finalist at Masters and went 1-2 at the state tournament.

TREVOR PEREZ

Mater Dei, Sr., 138

Perez started the season at 152 pounds, but he finished the season at 138. He captured the Freeway League title. He was fourth at Masters and went 3-2 at the state tournament.

STEVEN CASTILLO

El Dorado, Sr., 145

He was third at the El Dorado Invitational and second at the league finals and CIF. He qualified for the state tournament, where he went 0-2.

MORRIS WILNER

Calvary Chapel, Jr., 152

Wilner was sixth at the El Dorado Invitational and Mann Classic. He posted a second-place finish at the Black Watch Tournament and fourth at CIF. He won the Orange Coast League title and finished third at CIF and eighth at Masters. He ended the season 1-2 at the state tournament.

JARED FERNANDEZ

Canyon, Jr., 160

Fernandez finished third at the San Clemente Rotary Invitational. He was third at league finals and finished second at CIF. He advanced to the ninth-place bracket at Masters, but lost in the finals.

ANDREW MORGAN

Fountain Valley, Sr., 170

Morgan was a finalist at seven tournaments, winning the Asics SoCal Challenge, Sunset League and CIF titles. He was second at Masters and finished third at the state tournament. As a junior, he was seventh at the state tournament at 152 pounds.

LEANGELO WHITE

Western, Sr., 182

He opened the season with a third-place finish at the Cossarek Classic. He won titles at the Mann Classic, Beresford Invitational, Empire League finals and at CIF. He was a finalist at Masters and finished fourth at the state tournament. His fourth-place finish was the best for Western since 1983.

RYKER COPPA

Marina, Sr., 195

Coppa won titles at the Cossarek Classic, Mann Classic, finished second at the Sierra Nevada Classic and third at Five Counties. He was first at Sunset League finals and CIF. He was fifth at Masters and qualifed for his second consecutive state tournament. He went 0-2.

STEVEN AHUMADA

Loara, Sr., 220

Ahumada won the Golden West League title. He needed to win his fifth-place match at CIF to qualify for Masters. He then finished fifth at Masters and eighth at the state tournament.

ABE OCHOA

Yorba Linda, Sr., Heavyweight

Ochoa won five titles, including the Empire League, CIF and Masters. At the state tournament, he finished sixth, tops among all Southern Section heavyweights.

Related:

All-County wrestling: 2nd, 3rd teams

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