Photo by Roger Harnack
Sunnyside Little Grapplers wait in the pairing room to be assigned matches.
As of Wednesday, March 14, 2018
SUNNYSIDE The Sunnyside Little Grapplers brought 35 medals home last Saturday from the Eisenhower wrestling tournament in Yakima.
“As expected, it was a good tourney for us,” coach Daniel Guillen said of his team of wrestlers ages 5-14. “We did very well and brought home a lot of hardware.”
Guillen said there were a few surprises and a few heartbreaks from the 52 wrestlers he had competing.
“We will learn from our mistakes and will hit the mats again this week and be ready for battle next Saturday,” he said.
On Saturday, March 17, the Grapplers will head to Granger to compete in a tournament there.
Medalists from the Yakima tournament are as follows:
Gold medalists -- Julian Gaspar, 5/6-year-old division; James Perez, 7/8; Nevaeh Martinez, Julian Puga and Alex Aguilar, 9/10; Carmelo Reyes, Jayden Jasso, Edwin Puga and Juan Gonzalez, 11/12; and Jesus Carreon and Lenny Avalos, 13/14.
Silver medalists -- Leo Ibarra and Ian Ramos, 5/6; Elijah Wood, Jayla Diaz, Antonio Aguila, Adrian Sanchez, Jeriel Carreon and Chris Tabares, 7/8; Carlos Soto, Damien Diaz, Julian Gonzalez, Dalilah Torres and Nathaniel Wood, 9/10; and Alexxus Ramos, 13/14.
Bronze medalists -- Katalina Rodriguez and Jonathan Reyes, 5/6; Jeremiah Gomez, Kira Mesa, Marvin Salais and Alicia Ramos, 7/8; and Chema Cisneros, Joe Ayala, Aldo Martinez and Julian Borrego, 9/10.