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.