CIF State Wrestling Tournament: Live updates


9:25 p.m.

Here are the first day OC survivors

Me (I don't live in the OC, but I work there, so that counts.

OC wrestlers in semifinals

106 –  Liam Cronin (Servite)

126 – Russell Rohlfing (Sonora)

170 – Andrew Morgan (Fountain Valley)

OC wrestlers in consolation bracket

106 – Dexter Viengvilay (Laguna Hills)

113 – Ryan Gutierrez (Brea Olinda)

126 – Noah Blakley (Servite)

138 – Trevor Perez (Mater Dei)

170 – Mike Marshall (San Clemente; Jed Smith (Mater Dei)

182 – Michael Vasquez (Servite); Leangelo White (Western)

220 – Steven Ahumada (Loara)

Hwt – VJ Leuta (Servite); Abe Ochoa (Yorba Linda)

8:32 p.m.

Let's get caught up...sort of. Liam Cronin (106), Russell Rohlfing (126), Andrew Morgan (170) are all in the semifinals.

7:23 p.m.

Brea Olinda's Ryan Gutierrez down 2-0 in the third against Donovan Guerrero. They're both wearing green singlets so this is the most confusing match of the year.

Guerrero wins by fall.

7:19 p.m

Cronin-Viloria into overtime.  TAKEDOWN CRONIN!. 4-2 victory.

6:57 p.m.

FINAL ROUND OF THE NIGHT!!!! NOTICE HOW EXCITED I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6:56 p.m.

Ahumada (Loara) pins Dill of Buchanan to stay alive. VJ Leuta (Servite) won by fall to stay in the tournament.

6:40 p.m.

Stone Escobedo (FV) on the mat now against Frank Trent of Oakdale.

2-2 in the third period.



4-3 Escobedo

ONE FINAL OVERTIME THO. 5-4. Trent. Takedown. 7-4. Escobedo eliminated.

6:36 p.m.

Jed Smith (Mater Dei) pins Belshay of Buchanan at 170.

Gordon Livermore (Servite) gave up takedown to La Costa Canyon to tie score at 4-4, but Livermore got a reversal late to win the match 6-4. That sets up an All-Trinity League Elimination Chamber match at 170 with Smith. I'm not sure Bakersfield is ready for that. 

Mike Marshall (San Clemente) eliminates Fayyazi (Irvine). 10-2.

6:25 p.m.

as of this moment, there are six county wrestlers in the quarterfinals and 13 in the consolation bracket.

6:22 p.m.

There is another All-OC Elimination Chamber match coming at 170 between Armon Fayyazi (Irvine) and Mike Marshall (San Clemente).

6:17 p.m.

consolation update: Dexter Viengvilay (Laguna Hills) and Elijah Palacio (Calvary Chapel) both won and that's set up an All-OC Elimination Chamber match later tonight.

Noah Blakley (Servite) wins by tech fall to stay alive. Christian Claudio (Calvary Chapel) is eliminated after a 1-0 loss.

Josh Kawaguchi (Sonora) is done. Johnny Knowles (Calvary Chapel) is still alive at 132 and so is Trevor Perez (Mater Dei) at 138

5:35 p.m.

Coming up on an all-consolation round. Time for a break tho.

5:25 p.m.

Abe Ochoa (Yorba Linda) out to 2-0 lead over Mike McCauley of Vacaville. Ochoa lead 3-0 going to third. He wins 3-1.

Servite's VJ Leuta wins 9-2. 

5:17 p.m.

Mario Galvez (Foothill) pinned by Davit Stepanyan. Galvez drops to consolations. Steven Ahumada (Loara) wins 3-2 to stay in it.

5:04 p.m.

at this time of the day people are just screaming out random wrestling terms. stalling. finish him. hit him with the stunner.

5:00 p.m.

Michael Vasquez (Servite) gets a takedown with 1 second left in his match to win 5-3 to advance to quarterfinals.

4:55 p.m.

Armon Fayyazi (Irvine) win 10-1 in consolation 170 to stay in. Gordon Livermore (Servite) wins 7-4 to stay in.

Leangelo White (Western) pins to advance to quarterfinals. Stone Escobedo (FV) wins to stay in.

4:47 p.m.

Morgan is facing Duke Mackle of La Costa Canyon. . and Morgan just ended the match by fall. Morgan advances to quarters.

Marshall is down 2-0 against Ben Johnson of Vista del Lago.

Marshall down 7-2 going to third. Marshall drops to consolation.

Jed Smith (Mater Dei) tech fall. stays alive in tournament.

4:32 p.m.

SMH. both Andrew Morgan's and Mike Marshall's next matches are on mat 10 and 9...the ones on the other end of the floor.

4:27 p.m.

Morris Wilner (Calvary Chapel) is out.

4:06 p.m.

Steve Castillo (El Dorado) down 4-2 against Mito of Live Oak going to third period. Mito now up 7-2 and that's the final.

3:52 p.m.

Evans (Irvine) drops 5-4 decision to Turner of Elk Grove. Trevor Perez (Mater Dei) drops to consolation bracket. Gil Gutierrez just lost too.

3:40 p.m.

all 3 132-pounders are on the mats. Knowles, Ewing and Kawaguchi.  and they're all losing as of now.

Ewing loses 7-1. he's eliminated. Kawaguchi drops 3-1 decision to Jaden Enriquez.

Knowles and Felix (Gilroy) 1-1 after 1-min OT. Knowles loses 4-2.

3:28 p.m.

Rohlfing down 5-0. Reversal. 5-2. Near fall. 5-4. third period coming up.

6-4. takedown Rohlfing. 6-6. near fall Rohlfing. FALL. big time comeback for Rohlfing.

3:16 p.m.

Blakley against Romero of Buchanan. Blakley up 9-0 going to third. 9-2. Blakley on his back, gives up 3-pt near fall, but survives and advances. 9-5.

Russell Rohlfing (Sonora) up against Anthony Wesley of Jesuit. Wesley gets 1st takedown.

Christian Claudio (Calvary Chapel) drops 6-2 decision. heads to consolations.

3:06 p.m.

Ryan Gutierrez (Brea Olinda) advances to quarterfinals with 12-7 victory over Reece Galvan of Palm Desert.

2:55 p.m.

Dexter Viengvilay (Laguna Hills) drops to consolation after 7-0 loss to Jordan Aquino (Vacaville)

2:45 p.m.

University's John Farah (heavyweight) is out. he lost by fall.

Takedown and three-point near fall gives Liam Cronin 9-6 victory to advance to quarterfinals. Elijah Palacio (Calvary Chapel) with 4-1 victory.

2:36 p.m.

Now it is time for the Elimination Chamber Match. The lights are dimmed. Madrid's music hits. Now here comes Ahumada. Madrid gets first takedown. 2-0 first period.

Madrid lets Ahumada up to start 2nd. Madrid shoots ... NOOOOO. Ahumada defends it.

Look at this Ahumada looking for near fall points. He gets the FALL. Ahumada busts through the elimination chamber and stays in the tournament. Madrid is eliminated.

Also, VJ Leuta (Servite) stayed alive with with a fall.

2:30 p.m.

Ryker Coppa (Marina, 195) is eliminated. dropped a 11-6 decision to Hunter Yates of Lincoln

2:22 p.m.

Cameron Gorman (Marina) is eliminated. just lost 8-0 to Mason Koshiyama. Gordon Livermore (Servite) wins 5-2 at 170 to stay in tournament. Stone Escobedo (182) wins by fall. 

2:19 p.m.

 brace yourself because our first All-OC Elimination Chamber match is coming up at 220. Ben Madrid (FV) meets Steven Ahumada (Loara). winner moves on. loser goes home.

2:15 p.m.

Consolation round update: Elijah Palacio (106), Noah Blakley (126), Ethyn Ewing (132), Gil Gutierrez (138), Zak Evans (138) and Morris Wilner (152) all stayed alive with victories.

Jed Smith (Mater Dei) gets the tech fall victory at 170 to stay alive.

1:12 p.m.

Abe Ochoa (Yorba Linda) leads 3-0 heading to third period. scratch that, he pinned his guy late in the second period.

next round is all consolation. I'm taking a lunch break or maybe a nap, maybe both.

1:08 p.m.

Mario Galvez (Foothill) defeated Dustin Dukleth in a battle of Foothill High wrestlers, 3-0.

Abe Ochoa on the mat now.

12:55 p.m.

Coppa is down 5-2 to Jay Johnson of Buchach Colony. Madrid is facing Robert Barrios of Sierra.

Coppa was down 7-2. Now he's tied 7-7. Escape Johnson. 8-7 lead 1:03 left. Madrid down 2-1.

takedown Coppa for 9-8. Now it is 12-10 Johnson. Johnson wins 14-10.

Madrid trails 3-1 in the third.

Madrid lost 5-2.

12:48 p.m.

Second round of championship is winding down. The 195s are headed out now. Ryker Coppa (Marina) is on deck on the far end of the arena.

Ben Madrid (FV, 220) is on the mat.

12:35 p.m.

Stone Escobedo gives up late takedown against Tony Andrade of Gilroy and loses 4-2. Leangelo White (Western) and Michael Vasquez (Servite) are both on their mats. Vasquez wins by fall.

Leangelo White wins his match 4-1.

12:29 p.m.

Andrew Morgan (FV) wins his match 10-2. Mike Marshall (SC) won by fall. Livermore (Servite) lost by fall.

Fayyazi lost 7-3.

12:18 p.m.

Fountain Valley's Andrew Morgan is in action. He's up against Mason Koshiyama of Folsom. First takedown to Morgan. Reversal. Two-point near fall. Takedown. 8-0. Reversal. for Koshiyama. 8-2 going to the third.

Gordon Livermore (Servite) and Armon Fayyazi (Irvine) are also on the mats now. And so is Mike Marshall (San Clemente) now.

11:56 a.m.

Wilner lost by fall. Time to get ready for 170-pound weight. There will be four matches involving county wrestlers.

11:48 a.m.

El Dorado's Steven Castillo is headed to the mat. He faces sixth-ranked Connor Francis of Buchanan.

Castillo lost by fall.

Calvary Chapel's Morris Wilner will also have a brutal opening assignment. He will face No. 3 Abner Romero at 152.

11:31 a.m.

Mater Dei's Trevor Perez is on the mat. He's facing Jacob Gomez of James Logan. Perez gets a takedown in the first period for 2-0 lead.

Irvine's Zak Evans (138) is down 5-0 to DJ Garcia of Poway.

Meanwhile, Perez holds on for 4-0 victory. Evans loses 13-3

11:20 a.m.

Josh Kawaguchi (Sonora, 132) and Johnny Knowles (Calvary Chapel, 132) are both on the mats now.

Kawaguchi up 7-0 against Edmund Yau of Washington. Knowles still scoreless.

Kawaguchi wins by fall. Knowles took 1-0 with escape in the third. takedown with 30 seconds left. Knowles wins 3-0.

11:15 a.m.

Christian Claudio (Calvary Chapel) trailed 5-0, but scored the final 8 points to win his match. Sonora's Russell Rohlfing wins 13-3.

10:44 a.m.

Brea Olinda's Ryan Gutierrez is on the mat. He's facing David Rheingold of Palisades of LA Section.

2-2 in the third period. takedown and three-point near fall for Gutierrez. he wins 7-2

10:38 a.m.

Viengvilay wins 9-1. Cronin wins 18-7.

10:31 a.m.

Here we go 2nd round. Viengvilay (Laguna Hills) against Oscar Nellis of Rancho Buena Vista. Cronin is facing Josh Vega of Oakmont.

Cronin is up 12-4; Viengvilay is up 7-0.

10:25 a.m.

reversal for Jarred Kirk for 6-4 lead against Farah.

Leuta gets taken down. He's down 3-1 in third period. Now 5-1.

Farah loses 6-5. Leuta loses 5-1

Tough 1st round for OC (1-9)

10:15 a.m.

Steven Ahumada lost by fall. University's John Farah (hwt) is on the mat. so is Servite's VJ Leuta.

Second round of championship is beginning too. Servite's Liam Cronin (106) is walking out to his mat.

10:06 a.m.

Cameron Gorman is scoreless in the third against No. 4 Mark Penyacsek of Gilroy.

Third period. Penyacsek gets escape and takedown to hold off Gorman 3-0. Next up for OC is Steve Ahumada of Loara at 220 pounds.

10:04 a.m.

Smith has Josh Hokit (Clovis) in the first round. Hokit is ranked No. 2 in state.

Man. Smith is in a bad position right now. but he survived the 1st period. Hokit leads 5-0. Hokit ending up defeating Smith 9-1.

St. John Bosco's Anthony Valencia (170) didn't let his opponent out of the first period. Nearly took him out in the first 15 seconds. Rousey-style.

9:51 a.m.

170 pound coming up next. Cameron Gorman (Marina) and Jed Smith (Mater Dei) have first round matches.

9:44 a.m.

early numbers: OC wrestlers are 1-4 so far.

9:34 a.m.

Gil Gutierrez is up now against Justin Hansz of Liberty.

Third perid. Gutierrez down 3-0. Takedown 3-2. Escape Hansz 4-2. 30 seconds left. stalling warning Hansz. That's it. Hansz wins 4-2. 

9:28 a.m.

Blakley up 4-0 going to third. Canyon's Ethyn Ewing (132) is down 7-0 in his match.

Blakley still up 4-0 but is caught on his back and gets pinned.

Ewing ended up losing.

Santa Ana's Gil Gutierrez (138) coming out shortly.

9:19 a.m.

Blakley faces Michael Rodriguez of Hoover.

Apparently, Russell Rohlfing (Sonora) won his match by default.

Meanwhile Blakley and Rodriguez are scoreless after 1.

9:10 a.m.

Up next in a few will be Servite's Noah Blakley and Russell Rohlfing (Sonora) in separate matches.

9:08 a.m.

scoreless first period. takedown Zollman after Palacio nearly scored back points. 2-0 Zollman going to third period. late reversal in the second for Palacio.

third period - escape Palacio. Takedown Zollman 4-3. late third period.

That's it. Zollman edges Palacio 4-3.

8:56 a.m.

They should have dimmed the lights when the first wrestlers ran out to their mats. Cue the Undertaker theme!!!! Here he comes. Is it? yes, it is, it is Elijah Palacio. GAWD ALMIGHTY.

Palacio faces Chase Zollman of Poway.

8:51 a.m.

made the smart moving of bringing the binoculars this year. There shall be nothing that gets by me this year (I hope).

8:36 a.m.

We're moments away from the start of another CIF State Wrestling Tournament. The wrestlers are on the mat warming up. Oh wait, the warning has come to clear the mats. First round starts at 9 a.m. I'll be here all day and all night sending off updates on your favorite O.C. wrestler.So keep clicking that refresh button.

The first county wrestler up today with be Calvary Chapel's Elijah Palacio at 106.

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