Tiger wrestlers place third in Turlock
by PI Staff
Feb 06, 2013 | 870 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Three Patterson High varsity wrestlers won second-place honors as they helped their team place third out of 27 teams at the Brawl for it All Invitational on Jan. 26 at Pitman High in Turlock.

Patterson junior Jordan Canseco (120 pounds), sophomore Daniel Cota (126 pounds) and senior Joseph Ruelas (145) each won silver.

In addition, Patterson had three other wrestlers finish in the top five at the event, contributing to a team score of 111.5.

Golden Valley High of Merced was the first-place team with 231 points, and Escalon High, with 171 points, placed second.

Patterson junior Manuel Cruz earned third at 132 pounds. Teammate senior Joey Howard (138) and sophomore Francisco Plascencia (195) each placed fifth in the tournament.

The season continues at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 as Patterson travels to Los Banos High for the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.

Junior varsity

The JV Tigers also achieved a second-place finish at the Brawl for it All Invitational on Jan. 26.

Patterson produced 13 top-five finishers, including four wrestlers who won their weight classes: Josh Roberts (120 pounds), Dylan Christiansen (132), Eloa Chadwick (170) and Brad Gill (170).

Patterson's Tony Halcon (120), Ethan Schut (132), Justin Gonzalez (132) and Keith Gordon (138) each earned second place.

Antonio Arteaga (132), James Miller (138), Zeke Miranda (152) and Marc Lopez (220) placed third, and Chris Perez (132) grappled to a fourth-place finish.

Contact Marc Aceves at 892-6187, ext. 28, or marc@pattersonirrigator.com.
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