Wrestling  Acalanes vs Campo Jan 10

Wrestling
Acalanes vs Campo
On Wednesday January 10 the Acalanes  Wrestling Team started DAL League competition with a dual meet against Campolindo High School. Both the JV and the Varsity won their dual meets against a very strong Campolindo Team in two very close meets. A dual meet is where two teams compete against one another and only one wrestler in each of the 14 weight classes may compete. In the Varsity match both Acalanes and Campo won seven of the 14 matches but Acalanes prevailed on “Bonus” points. Bonus points are awarded for major decisions, technical decisions, and Falls. Five Acalanes wrestlers scored Falls (where you pin your opponent) which gave Acalanes  the victory. Ed Gray, Jeremy Ridge, Andrew Zimmer, Issac Douglas, and Togy Batkhuu all scored Falls against their opponents. Tyler Sverak and Addison Early also won their matches securing the 36-34 victory.
The East Bay Bay Times also named Jeremy Ridge Athlete of the Week on January 11.
“Jeremy Ridge, Acalanes
Sport: Wrestling
Weight Class: 152 pounds
Class: Senior
Was named the most outstanding wrestler at the Lou Bronzan Invitational after he took first in his weight class. Five days after that triumph, Ridge finished first in the 152 pound division at the Pat Lovell Holiday Classic in Aptos, running his records to 14-0. In the final at the Lovell Classic, Ridge edge Nicholas Bossert of Las Lomas 4-3”

Jan 9 – Wrestling Update

Doc Buchanan Invitational

On Friday 1/6 and Saturday 1/7 Jeremy Ridge competed at the prestigious Doc Buchanan Classic Wrestling tournament at Clovis High School in Clovis CA. The Doc B is one of the most important Wrestling tournaments held in the United States during the high school wrestling season. It is a true invitational and athletes must meet the stringent entry requirements in order to compete. Jeremy Ridge is the first Acalanes wrestler to ever be invited and to compete at this national event.

The Doc B Invitational had 22 out-of-state teams including nationally ranked #2 Bergen Catholic (NJ) and #24 Pomona (CO). The total field included 112 teams from the United States and Canada – California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, New Jersey, and Ontario. 31 nationally ranked wrestlers, 14 returning state champions and 61 returning placers competed at the tournament.

The national Rankings of some of the teams competing were: Bergen Catholic (NJ) #2, Buchanan #7, Selma #18, Clovis #19, Oakdale #20, Gilroy #21, Pomona (CO) #24, St. John Bosco #45. The event was streamed live on FloWrestling.

Jeremy Ridge went 5-2, made the second day, and finished in the top 12 at the tournament. He defeated the 22nd and 28th ranked wrestlers in CA as well as several of the top ranked wrestlers in Oregon. He has a record of 17-2 on the season.

The Mat Classic

On Saturday 1/7 the rest of the Varsity Wrestling Team competed at the 17th annual Mat Classic at Granda High School. Isaac Douglas placed 5th and James Trainer and Tyler Sverak won the Consolation Championships of their Weight Classes. Addison Early also made the finals of the consolation bracket.

Jan 6 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Girls Soccer

recorded a big shutout victory over Concord HS 4-0 led by Kierra Krawec and Emily Smith each scoring 2 goals.

Kierra Krawec
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Emily Smith
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In Saturday’s action…

Boys Basketball

hosts San Lorenzo HS. Freshmen at 1:00, jv at 2:30 and varsity at 4:00.

Girls Basketball

plays at Rancho Cotate HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Soccer

Varsity team hosts Tennyson HS at 4:00.
Freshman plays at Las Lomas HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS at 9:00.

Wrestling

Jeremy Ridge competes in the prestigious Doc Buchanan Classic in Clovis.
The wrestling team competes in the Windsor Invitational.

Jan 5 – Friday Sports Page

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Soccer

It was not looking good for the boys soccer team as they trailed Campolindo HS 1-0 with 6 minutes left in the game. The evening turned quickly for the Dons as Shukoor Haji scored the game tying goal with 6 minutes left and the game winning goal with one minute left to cap the come from behind victory and earn Shukoor the title of “Man of the Match.” Travis Stevenson had the assist for both goals.

Shukoor Haji
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Girls Basketball

fell to a very good Castro Valley HS team. The JV team was also defeated.

In Friday’s action…

Girls Soccer

hosts Concord HS. JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Wrestling

Jeremy Ridge competes in the prestigious Doc Buchanan Classic in Clovis.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Basketball

hosts San Lorenzo HS. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Basketball

plays at Rancho Cotate HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Soccer

hosts Tennyson HS at 4:00.
Freshman team plays at Las Lomas HS at 11:00.

Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer

hosts Las Lomas HS at 9:00.

Wrestling

Jeremy Ridge competes in the prestigious Doc Buchanan Classic in Clovis.
The wrestling team competes in the Windsor Invitational.

Dec 29 – Wrestling Update

Wrestling

Pat Lovell Holiday Classic

On 12/28 and 29th the Wrestling Team competed at the 49th annual Pat Lovell Holiday Wrestling Classic at Aptos High School, one of the most important and longest running wrestling tournaments in California. 83 teams from 4 states competed at this years tournament. James Trainer, Jeremy Ridge, and Isaac Douglas all advanced to the second day of the tournament.

Jeremy Ridge won the Championship at 152 pounds. Over the two days he recorded two Falls, two Major Decisions, and two decisions, defeated the 2nd, 4th, and 7th place wrestlers while only allowing five points to be scored against him in the six matches.

Jeremy Ridge is 14-0 on the season with 8 falls and two major decisions and is the 11th ranked wrestler in California.

Dec 23 – Wrestling Update

Wrestling

Lou Bronzan Tournament

On Thursday and Friday 12/22 and 23 the Varsity Wrestling Team competed at the 34th annual Lou Bronzan Tournament at Liberty High School in Brentwood. 53 Teams from California and Nevada competed in the Battle for the Belt.

Jeremy Ridge was the Champion at 152 pounds and was named the tournaments outstanding wrestler. Isaac Douglas placed 6th at 170 pounds. Jeremy is a two time Lou Bronzan Champion.

Dec 29 – Friday Sports

In Thursday’s action…

Boys Basketball

The Varsity team found themselves in a very close game from start to finish with De Anza HS and in the end, they prevailed 49-47 in the Chris Huber Classic.
JV team led the entire game until the very end in a heart-breaking defeat to Las Lomas HS in the San Ramon Valley tournament.
Freshman team defeated Menlo-Atherton HS in overtime in the Dougherty Valley tournament.

Girls Basketball

cruised to a 68-44 victory over Cloverdale HS in the West Coast Jamboree.

In Friday’s action…

Boys Basketball

Varsity team hosts Riordan HS in the championship game of the Chris Huber Classic at 5:30.
JV team plays Heritage HS in the San Ramon Valley tournament at 2:00.
Freshman team plays in the Dougherty Valley tournament.

Girls Basketball

plays Abbotsford HS, British Columbia at Amador Valley HS in the semifinals of the West Coast Jamboree at 6:00.

Wrestling

competes in the Pat Lovell Classic at Aptos HS.

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