Acalanes Varsity Wrestling closed out this weekend’s DAL League Championship at Campolindo with outstanding finishes: 1st place Steven Williams 160, 2nd place Tony Correa 220, 5th place James Trainer 120, 5th place Youseff Qteishat 170. Coach Micah gave an additional shout out “to our only Freshman at the tournament, Cooper Womack, for finishing 6th (sectional alternate) in League.” Four boy wrestlers are advancing NCS championships at the end of the week.
Wrestlers advancing to NCS February 15-16, 2019: Steven Williams 160, Sr Tony Correa 220, Sr James Trainer 120, So Youseff Qteishat 170, Sr
Sophomore Wrestler James Trainer plowed through five matches Saturday, January 26, 2019 in the Doughtery Valley Invitational in San Ramon. Trainer went 5-0 for the day — including 1 pin — resulting in the 1st place trophy for the 120 pound class. Stay tuned for more team stats!
Congrats to our Varsity guys who all wrestled tough this past weekend at San Ramon Valley High School Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Shout outs to our medal winners: Tony Correa placing 4th, Addison Early 3rd and Steven Williams placing 2nd. Another shout out to Lucas Haase – who won another Varsity match as a Freshman – continuing to set the bar for our young guys.
It takes a lot of guts to step out on the mat with little experience, but a big heart goes a long way!
Coach Micah on Freshman Lucas Haase winning another Varsity match
As a team: Acalanes finished 9th out of 28 teams with half a Varsity line up competing.
Wrestling continues to power through regional tournaments. Varsity Boys Wrestling had several players advance with at least two placing at Northgate’s December 15, 2018 Bill Martel tournament.
Stay tuned for official results from this past weekend’s Liberty High School 2-Day Tournaments in Brentwood: Boy’s Lou Bronzan and Girl’s Brittany David Invitational. Next up, Varsity heads over to the huge Coast Classic in Aptos December 28-29, 2018.
Check out Dons action from Northgate’s December 15, 2018 Bill Martel tournament:
The Acalanes Wrestling coaches are impressed with the team this year so far. We have had a lot of matches over the past 9 days. This is a trial-by-fire sport and they have been stepping up like they’ve been there before.
Special shoutouts to two of our team leaders who won Varsity medals last weekend at San Marin High School’s December 8th Green & Gold Tournament in Novato: James Trainer (SO) with a 6th place, Stephen Williams (JR) with a 4th.
As for our young kids, we have so many great kids I could list the roster. Also last weekend, Freshmen Matt Soto, Lukas Ross and Evan Malmquist had an outstanding day at the Foothill Falcon Tournament in Pleasanton.
Junior Wrestler Abaegail Dunsmore made a killer showing over Thanksgiving break at the Atherton Girls Bash. Dunsmore lasted all three rounds in her first match, then won her remaining matches with pins. Hosted at Menlo-Atherton High School, the Bash is the first Girls’ tournament of the season!