OLIVEHURST — Two of the six Golden Sierra wrestlers competing over the weekend at the Division V Tournament at Lindhurst High finished fourth to advance to this week’s Master Meet in Stockton.
Grizzly 120-pounder Patrick Lewis went 3-2 while Brian Agee (160), last week’s Sierra Delta League champ, posted a 4-2 record. It’s Lewis’ second Master’s and Agee’s first.
The two Golden Sierra wrestlers went against Sierra Delta, Golden Empire, Mother Lode, Trans Valley and Southern League competition. The top four placers from each weight class advanced to Masters.
Agee won his first bout by decision over Bret Harte’s John Rohrabragh but lost a major decison to Escalon’s Garrett Wade. The Grizzly then defeated Summerville and Modesto Christion opponents by decision before pinning Ripon’s Jared Bradd.
Facing Wade again for third place, Agee was pinned.
Lewis, fighting through some late-season ailments, won all of his matches in the consolation rounds after a first-round setback. After a consolation bracket bye, Lewis pinned wrestlers from Escalon, Mesa Verde and Mariposa to face Summerville’s Andrew Brennan who decisioned Lewis for third place.
Joseph Herrera (113), Jordan Miyara (138), Zander Mishler (170) and Roger Borba (Hwt) also qualified out of league but did not place in the top six.