Sierra College finished the season last weekend at the California State Championships held at Cuesta College. The Wolverines started the day with seven wrestlers looking to win a state title and join the long list of champions and All-Americans who came before them. But after two days of fighting and competing to the best of their abilities, only one Wolverine achieved All-American status—sophomore 133 pound wrestler Travis Roberts with a 4th place finish. Travis had to injury default in his final match while he was leading due to a dislocated shoulder. Trent Nicholson finished his freshman season with a 6th place finish and was a few points away from being a state finalist, losing a close match in the semifinal match.
The other placer was Hwt Jimmy Dawson who lost 3-2 to the 2nd place finisher and a good match with the 3rd place finisher. But Jimmy bounced back and avenged two of his losses on the year by pinning Cesar Garcia of Sac City in 52 seconds and Richards of Sac City in 2 minutes to finish in 7th place.
The remaining Wolverine qualifiers were:
Sophomore 184 Christian Yanes and freshman 197 Andrew Teats were alternates and didn't compete.
With the close of another season, things look very bright for the Wolverines. Sierra will only lose three wrestlers from this year’s team. With the returning wrestlers and the addition of several top recruits, look for Sierra to be back next year ready to compete for another state title.December 6, 2014
As the Sierra College wrestlers prepare for post conference competition, some of the Wolverines took time to accept All Conference honors. Wolverines selected:
1st Team All Big 8
2nd Team All Big 8
Trent Nicholson and Oscar Flores were also nominated for All Big 8 Wrestler of the Year.
Sierra College finished the year 3-1 in the Big 8 which was good for 2nd place finish.
After the awards the Wolverines competed at the North Regional Tournament. The Wolverines performed very well finishing in 4th place as a team. Several of the wrestlers placed higher than their pre-tournament seeds. Sophomore Oscar Flores injured his knee in a match and had to injury default out of the tournament. 165 freshman Andrew Tyson was unseeded and finished 7th. Cristian Yanes finished his second year at Sierra with a 6th place finish.
Sierra qualified several wrestlers to next week’s California State Championship which will be held at Cuesta College Dec 11-13th.
Sierra traveled to Fresno to compete in the Roadrunner Open this weekend. This was the final tournament before heading into post seasnon matches. With some of the Wolverines out due to medical issues, Sierra hit the mat against Div. 1 Div. 2 and NAIA teams from all over the country. Top ranked teams like Stanford, Illinois, Bakersfield and many others competed. The young Wolverines wrestled really hard and came away with some nice wins on the day. 125 Riko Quintana had a pin against Silver of Stanford. 165 Tony Magalhaes had a pin over Danes. Tony finished the day 2-2 and Jimmy Dawson finished the day 2-2.
Sierra will compete at the North Regionals December 6th at Chabot College in Hayward CA.November 12, 2014
The Wolverines finished up the conference duals with a big win over Delta College 48-9. Top performers where 133 Riko Quintana, 141 Travis Roberts, 149 Trent Nicholson, 157 Rocklin Loranger, and 184 Oscar Flores all had wins by fall.
Sierra will compete in the Roadrunner Open for their last tournament before getting ready to wrestle in the California North Regional Tournament the first weekend of December. Chabot College will host regionals in Hayward CA.November 7, 8, 2014
Embry-Riddle 29, Sierra 17
Sierra College traveled to Mesa Colorado for a weekend of wrestling starting off with the Friday night duals. Sierra started the night against NAIA team, Embry Riddle. The young Wolverines started strong with Riko Quntana with a win - a fall in the first period, but lost a close match at 133 by Travis Roberts 12-8. Branen Matu picked things up with a pin at 149. A tech fall at 157 by Rocklin Loranger gave the Wolverines a 17-9 lead in the dual. Embry Riddle made a strong comeback, winning the last 5 matches and came away with a 29-17 win over the Wolverines.
In the final dual of the night, the Wolverines were no match for the 20th ranked NCAA Division II Colorado Mesa. Sierra 125 pounder Riko Quintana had the outstanding performance of the night defeating Channing Lewis 5-0 which gave Sierra a 3-0 lead. Colorado Mesa then rolled off 8 wins and 1 forfeit to beat the Wolverines 50-3. The Wolverines will be back in action Saturday at the Colorado Mesa open.
#20 Colorado Mesa 50, Sierra College 3
The young Wolverines had a chance to compete with several 4 year university teams at the NAIA, National Juco, and NCAA Division 2 teams in the Colorado Mesa Open. The outstanding performer of the Sierra College team was Brenden Matu who placed 6th because he had to drop out of the tournament. On the day Matu beat Kasprzyk of Mesa 12-5 then lost to Beiger of Western State. In the consolation bracket Matu beat King and Workman both from embry Riddle before droping out to place 6th. Riko Quintana went 2 -2 at 125 Tony Magalhaes went 2 - 2 at 165 and Cristian Yanes lost his last match to Holdren of Colorado Mesa to finish 6th.
Sierra College will be back in action on Wednesday in Big 8 Conference match against Delta College. Match will be at 7pm in Stockton.November 2, 2014
Sierra regrouped after Saturday’s match by wrestling in the SF State Open. This tournament is a great mix of freshman and sophomores from California Universities and a few California community college teams. The young Wolverine team competed really well and almost every wrestler on the team had at least one win on the day. Riko Quintana lost in the round before placing. Travis Roberts made the semifinal match and was pulled from the tournament due to an injury. Raf Pantajoa, Rocklin Loranger and Jimmy Dawson also had a really good showing at this tournament.
Next up Sierra will fly to Mesa Colorado to compete in the CMU Open. The team will Dual Embery Riddle and Colorado Mesa on Friday and compete in the open tournament on Saturday.November 1, 2014
The young Wolverines found out why Clackmas is the #2 ranked team in the nation. Clackmas jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Quintana of Sierra lost a close match to Otero at 125. Roberts of Sierra lost to Garcia 15-7. Sierra was pinned in the last 4 matches of the night.October 29, 2014
Sierra was back on the mat in Big 8 conference action. Sierra hosted Big 8 team, Shasta College. The Wolverines made quick work of the short-handed Shasta team. Shasta started with a win at 125 Lefuel defeating Danieli Carter 4-1. Justin Parson took a ff for Sierra and then Sierra rolled off several pins. Travis Roberts, Trent Nicholson, and Rocklin Loranger all won by pin. Tony Magalhaes won 9-1. Oscar Flores beat Samual Morals by pin and Raf Pantajoa finished the night with a ff at heavyweight.
Sierra will next be in action against Clackmas College, the #2 ranked junior college team in the nation Saturday afternoon before traveling to wrestle in The SF State Open on Sunday.October 25, 2014
Sierra entered the Meathead Mover Invitational down several wrestlers due to injury but still finished in 6th place and had several wrestlers knocked out of the tournament right before the medal rounds. Sierra had 2 top performers this weekend with 125 Riko Quintana placing 3rd and taking home his first college trophy. Riko had to wrestle 4 matches after losing in the quarters in order to finish 3rd. 133 pounder Travis Roberts stormed through the tournament with a 14-4 win over Flores of Palomar and 4-1 over Locke of Sac City and a 10-8 win in the finals over the number 2 ranked wrestler from Palomar, Garcia.
Sierra College will host Shasta in Big 8 match up Wednesday night at 7pm. The Wolverines will honor the 2 year wrestlers for sophomore night.
October 22, 2014
Sierra College was back on the mat tonight with a double dual facing Big 8 Lassen and Non Conference match with Sacramento State the night started with sierra facing Lassen in a Big 8 Match and Sierra came a way with a big win. some of the top performers were 141 Travis Roberts, 149 Trent Nicholson, 165 Tony Magalhaes, and 197 Andrew Teats.
In the second match of the day most of the Sierra wrestlers moved up a weight and still competed very well coming away with a 48-6 win, outstanding matches came from 165 Tony Magalhaes with his 2nd pin of the day. 174 Andrew Tyson with a pin and 197 Marvin Grant with a pin.
October 18, 2014
The Wolverines entered the North Dual Tournament seeded 5th and at the end of a full day of wrestling finished in 4th place with a 4-1 dual match record. Sierra didn't have the chance to wrestle 3rd place Chabot due to a loss in pool action. Sierra started with a shut out victory over Delta College 57-0 and getting pins from 125 Riko Quintana, 149 Branden Matu, 157 Rocklin Loranger and 165 Tony Magalhaes.
Sierra's next match was against Sacramento City College who were the 2nd ranked team in the tournament. Sierra battled well but in the end fell to Sac City 43-4. Riko Quintana was the outstanding performer of the match with a 18-7 victory. With this loss Sierra was dropped in the consolation bracket with the first match against Santa Rosa.
Sierra had solid performances from 125 Riko Quintana, 141 Travis Roberts, 157 Rocklin Loranger, 165 Tony Magalhaes, 174 Oscar Flores and Hwt Quintin Wright. Sierra finished the match with a 34-15 victory. In the final match of the day Sierra wrestled 4th seeded Skyline College. The Wolverines made fast work of the 4th seeded team coming away with a 44-10 victory getting pins from 157 Rocklin Loranger, 174 Tyson Andrews and 184 Oscar Flores.
The Wolverines will be back in action Wednesday October 22nd in a double dual with Lassen College for a Big 8 Conference match and Sacramento State. The first match will start at 3pm: Sierra vs Lassen with Lassen vs Sac State and the final match of the night Sierra vs Sacramento State.October 15, 2014
Sierra College traveled to Sacramento City College to start Big 8 Conference action. The Wolverines got off to a very fast start with big wins from 125 Riko Quintana with score of 13-9 and 133 Travis Roberts with a score of 10-5. The only other victory of the night came by way of a disqualification in the 184 match when oscar Flores was head butted in the end of the 3rd period. Sierra finished the dual with a 31-12 loss on the night. Sierra will be in action next at the North Dual tournament at Santa Rosa Community College.October 8, 2014
Sierra College hosted top ranked Fresno City College Wednesday night to start the dual wrestling season. The young Wolverines wrestled really well and fought hard to the very end but Fresno came away with a 24-15 win when the wrestling was done.
Sierra's top performers were 133 Travis Roberts with a pin in 1 min and 10 seconds of the first period, Tony Maglhaes with a pin in the 2nd period at 174 and Jimmy Dawson with a 8-2 victory at hwt.
This was the first time Sierra has hosted Fresno City in a non conference dual. Sierra will start conference matches next Wednesday when Sierra will travel to Sacramento City College.
125 Riko Quintana vs Arnfulo Olea: Olea by pin
133 Travis Roberts vs Adrian Camposano: Roberts win 6-3
141 Justin Parson vs Emmerson Jimmenz: Jimmenez by pin
149 Brenden Matu vs Ivan Govea: Matu win 11-4
157 Trent Nicholson vs Adrian Gomez: Gomez by pin
165 Rocklin Loranger vs Isidio Arroyo: Arroyo win 906
174 Tony Magalhaes vs Dejohn Taylor: Maglhaes by pin
184 Oscar Flores vs William Figge: Figge win 2-0
197 Christian Yanes vs Jason Snelson: Snelson by pin
Hwt Jimmy Dawson vs Andrew Singer: Dawson win 8-2
The young Wolverines traveled to Lemoore to compete at West Hills Golden Eagle Invitational this past weekend. The Sierra squad is still not at full strength but still had a great showing finishing in the top 6 as a team and 6 individual placers including 2 finalists. Trent Nicholson lost 2 very hard fought matches to place 6th at 157 along with 165 pounder Rocklin Loranger and 184 Oscar Flores. Branden Matu had an impressive first tournament of the year with a 3rd place finish with his only loss to eventual champion in the first match of the day so Branden had to wrestle back 4 matches through the consolation round to secure a 3rd place finish. Jimmy Dawson had a great day of wrestling going 4-1 on the way to a 2nd place finish in the HWT Division. Travis Roberts made his first final of the young wrestling season going 4-1 to finish 2nd with his only loss to the number 1 seed of the tournament.
The Wolverines will take this weekend off in hopes of getting the whole team back for next weeks first home Dual with top seeded Fresno City College Wednesday October 8 at 7pm.September 20, 2014
Wrestling season has officially started and the young Wolverines made the long trip down south to compete in the Mt Sac Duals. Sierra wasn't at full strength and still missing a few key starters but the Wolverines competed very well. Sierra started with a win over West Hills in the first round. The second round Sierra had a hard fought match with Cuesta College but came out on top and stayed in the championship bracket. The third round Sierra moved past Rio Hondo 27-21. The only loss for the Wolverines was to eventual champion of the pool, Cerritos College. Sierra finished 3-1 in the pool and finished 2nd for the tournament. Some of the key performers for Sierra were Riko Quintana, Tony Magalhaes, Andrew Tyson, Oscar Flores and Travis Roberts.
Sierra College will travel to West Hills to compete in the Golden Eagle Invitational next Saturday in Lemore CA.
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