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December 5, 2017 > Ironman competition results

Ironman competition results

Submitted By Timothy Hess

The Rich Swift Memorial Ironman Wrestling Duals, held December 2nd, was a great day of competition between teams from all over California. For the first time, a girlsÕ team division was added and Walnut HS proved to be the class of the group as they took the team title with a 5-0 record on the day. They defeated the defending North Coast Section Girls Champions Newark Memorial 54-24, Albany HS 57-24, Morro Bay 84-0, San Leandro 69-18, and Irvington 54-6.

Albany HS (4-1) was second and Newark Memorial finished in third. NM lost to eventual champs Walnut 24-54, defeated San Leandro 48-29, lost to Albany 19-38, beat Irvington 64-12 and finished with a 66-12 victory over Morro Bay. For the Newark Memorial Cougars, Ari Pereira, Emmily Patneaud, and Meghan Sage all earned individual Ironman Championships. Sierra Van Rossum was second.

Individual Ironman Awards for the girls went to: Angie Cervantes (Walnut), Justine Barredo (Walnut), Julia Garcia (Walnut), Jeselle Corpuz (Walnut), *Kunga Divie (Albany), Madison Dow (Walnut), Emmily Patneaud (Newark Memorial), Francesca LoPresti (Albany), Ari Pereira (Newark Memorial), Ariana Arriola (Walnut), Meghan Sage (Newark Memorial).

On the boysÕ side, Morro Bay claimed the team title by defeating Newark Memorial 54-27, Antioch 60-24, WC Wood 51-28, San Leandro 42-39 and Firebaugh 48-36. Firebaugh was second in the Gold Division while Will C. Wood won the Silver Division with a 4-1 record. The host Cougars went 3-2 on the day. They opened the day with a loss to eventual champs Morro Bay 27-54, lost by criteria Will C. Wood 42-42, and finished with three wins vs Antioch 62-15, Menlo Atherton 80-3, and Dougherty Valley 47-36. The NM boys had two individual Ironman Champions: Xander Pereira, and Chance Hefter. Brandon Moriguchi, Matthew Costa, Marcos Calvo, and Jose Rodriguez all finished in second for the Cougars.

Individual Ironman Awards for the boys: Justin Cisneros (Morro Bay), Eufenio Cisneros (Morro Bay), Marcelo Mandler (San Leandro), Lance Renteria (Mission San Jose), *Diego Ahumada (San Leandro), Ben Elias (Antioch), Marcus Mandler (San Leandro), Michael Lee (San Leandro), Angel Perez (Firebaugh), Christian Maldonado (WC Wood), Esteban Molina (Firebaugh), Xander Pereira (Newark Memorial), Callan Ivy (San Leandro), Arturo Rivas (Firebaugh), Josh Beshears (WC Wood), Niko Ozden (Menlo Atherton), Tanner Daugherty (Morro Bay), Chance Hefter (Newark Memorial).

*Rich Swift Outstanding Wrestler Award

Thank you to the many dedicated volunteers from the Newark Memorial Athletic Department, the RSMIMWD Committee (Marty Balanon, Michalis Gordon, Delilah Troche, Jeff Aguilar, Jennifer Decker), and our sponsors, Newark Rotary Club & WrestlingMart, for their generous support of humankindÕs oldest and greatest sport.

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