Friday, July 25, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Ponderosa captures Divisional crown

DSC_5880e

BRUIN Jeff Camilli, left, and Oak Ridge's Jacob Proul, pictured at their Delta River League dual, met up again in Saturday's Division 1-A semifinal match at Pitman High in Turlock. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

By
From page A6 | February 18, 2013 |

TURLOCK — Jeff Camilli is headed to Fresno State University on a football scholarship. But for now, he’s putting all of his attention on the wrestling mat for Ponderosa.

Coming into the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional I-A tournament at Pitman, Camilli won all four of his matches in the 287-pound class to claim the title, one of four Bruin grapplers to do so. Overall, eight Ponderosa grapplers placed in the top four at the tournament to qualify for the Masters Meet in Stockton.

Ponderosa, co-champions of the Delta River League with Folsom, won the DI-A title with 282 points. Folsom, which beat Ponderosa in a league dual meet, was second with 249.5 points. Oak Ridge was fifth with 196 points.

This is the second consecutive season that Ponderosa sent three grapplers advanced to the D-I finals since joining the Delta River League in the fall of 2010. In last year’s divisional meet, three Bruins, including Camilli, competed and lost their championship matches. The last time Ponderosa won a section divisional title in wrestling was the 2009-10 season when the Bruins won the Sierra Valley Conference and D-II crowns.

The top eight grapplers in each weight class advanced to the Masters.

“It feels good,” said Camilli on the Bruins winning the title. “We came out here and wrestled well. We’re peaking at the right time.”

Camilli claimed his top spot in his weight class by beating Sheldon’s Sam Alnassiri by a 4-3 decision. Camilli lost to Alnassiri in the league meet, also by decision. In recent weeks, Camilli said he’d been sick but has recovered and feels he’s gaining momentum going into the divisional meet. His opponents can attest to that by Camilli’s dominance during the two-day tourney.

“This week it was all about wrestling smart and I finally came out on top,” said Camilli of his match against Alnassiri. “It was a fun match.”

In his first match on Friday, Camilli pinned Ceasar Chavez’s Thomas Smith in the first period, then won by decisions over Elk Grove’s Jaharee Taylor, 7-4 in the second and advanced to the finals of his weight class when he decisioned Oak Ridge’s Jacob Proul, 7-1.

“We wrestled well for two days in a roll,” Ponderosa coach Tyson Escobar said.”It’s the key to winning tournaments. This divisional was a little tougher than what it was last year.”

The other three Bruins winning titles were Jimmy Scarr (128), Trae Providence (154) and Nick Troquato (184). Scarr, whose record is now 21-3 that includes 13 pins, won by a 4-3 decision over Turlock’s Rafael Herrera. He was also perfect on the day with a 4-0 record, recording a technical fall, pin and decision before beating Herrera. Providence posted a 3-0 decision over Elk Grove’s Braden Henderson. And Troquato, 14-1, posted a 10-2 decision over Joey Banks of Franklin of Elk Grove.

Ponderosa grapplers placing in the top eight of their weight classes were Tyler Shamblin (147), second place with a 3-1 record; Colin Hustrulid (134), third place, 5-1; Christian Canepa (140), third place, 4-1; Henry Sharoyan (222), third place, 5-1. Taking fifth place was Joshua Ferry (160) and sixth was Kyle Jennings (197).

Escobar noted that this grapplers were determined to find success at this year’s tournament.

“The hard work in the off-season has paid off,” Escobar said.

Another plus for the Bruins’ success at the divisional tournament, Escobar pointed out, is how his grapplers are placed at the Masters tournament, and the state tournament. The section released its Masters brackets Sunday afternoon. The top seven placing in each weight class at the Masters will advance to the CIF Wrestling Meet in Bakersfield on March 1-2.

Oak Ridge’s Keaton Subjeck dominated the 172-pound class, posting a 4-0 record. Subjeck registered a 15-0 technical fall over Lodi’s Colin Anderson.

This was the first meeting this season between Subjeck and Anderson, who is three inches taller than Subjeck. But that didn’t stop Subjeck from dominating Anderson in the mat.

“I knew I was able to take him down,” Subjeck said.

Subjeck acknowledged that this tournament was very tough. But felt he would perform very well.

“I feel I’m peaking at the right time,” Subjeck said. “Every point has been tough.”

Aside from Keaton, the Trojans qualified nine other grapplers into next weekend’s Masters event. Finishing in the top eight were Josh Pluke (108), fourth place, 3-2 record; Ryan Redhair (134), seventh place, 2-3; Brandon Claiborne (140), second place, 3-1; Kevan Cryan, (154), seventh place, 3-2; Ali Atebar (160), eighth place, 2-3; Zach Claiborne (184), third place, 5-1; Bishane Segal (197), eighth place, 2-3; Sherman McVey (222), fourth place, 4-2 and Proul, sixth, 2-3.

The tournament was dominated by Delta River League and Central California Conference schools. Elk Grove was fourth with 203.5 points,

The Masters will take place this Friday and Saturday at Stockton Arena. The top seven grapplers in each weight class advances to the state meet t in Bakersfield. Camilli is confident his fellow Brins and himself will continue to escalate their performances as the compeition toughens.

“(This) week is just another step,” said Camilli on the Masters tournament. “Everyone is hoping to get to state. There’s no doubt in my mind I can win it.”

Contact Mike Bush at 530-344-5079 or mbush@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @MBushMtDemo on Twitter.

Comments

comments

Mike Bush

Mike Bush has been a Staff Writer at the Mountain Democrat since August 2011. Follow him on Twitter @MBushMtDemo
.

News

District 2: Candidates debate jobs versus lifestyle

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Accident: 1 bullet hits 2

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

 
 
Scaffolding issue makes for contentious meeting

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Help available for breastfeeding mothers

By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: A3

 
El Dorado County School Board vacancy

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: A8

 
.

Opinion

The weekly Daley: A good time to be there…

By Chris Daley | From Page: A4

 
Something to think about: More than what you see

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A4

Popular science

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
.

Letters

Watch whom you’re calling ‘conservative’

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5Comments are off for this post

 
Fake ‘small farms’ steal from residential EID customers

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5Comments are off for this post

People of Placerville

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Computer scam phone calls

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Support of Director Prada

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Uphold the Third Amendment

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Bureaucracy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Imagination Theater’s play

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

.

Sports

Quarter century later, Rypien wins ACCG again

By Andrew Hazard | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Outside with Charlie: Paddle time

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

Midget Lites join tomorrow’s action

By Bill Sullivan | From Page: A6

 
El Dorado rallies for last-inning victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6

Sports Scene: July 24, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Rush sit a win from Series

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A7

Tasmanian Devils go undefeated

By Patty Pope | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

El Dorado wines win in Amador

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B1

 
Suds entice the taste buds

By Krysten Kellum | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Things to do: July 25, 2014

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

 
Rhythm and Views goes bluesy

By | From Page: B3

Have an Hawaiian vacation at Carson Road wineries

By Carson Road Winery Asociation | From Page: B3Comments are off for this post | Gallery

 
Summer fun is happening in Twain Harte

By Fire On | From Page: B4Comments are off for this post

Manzanita doubles the music

By Table Nectar And Manzanita | From Page: B5

 
Recording artist at Busby Cellars

By News Release | From Page: B6

Hands4Hope hosts school supply drive

By News Release | From Page: B6

 
Supergroup plays Harris Center

By Carrera Productions | From Page: B6

Artists invited to go western

By Art On The Divide | From Page: B7

 
Visit Tahoe artists during tour

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: B7

Reggae on the River celebrates 30 years

By Reggae On | From Page: B7Comments are off for this post

 
.

Essentials

Building permits 7/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Lake levels 7-24-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Crime Log: July 11-13

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Wallace Murrel Thomas

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

How to have a garden party, minus the whining

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS3

 
Most common mistakes homebuyers make

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

.

Comics

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A9

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A9

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A9

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Horoscope, Saturday, July 26, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Friday, July 25, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
.

Home Source

How to have a garden party, minus the whining

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS3

Most common mistakes homebuyers make

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4