Dragons wrestle at King of Mat, next up Sac, final SCL home duals
With eight days of intense wrestling in the books, including a pair of one-sided Sonoma County League dual victories and, led by three gold-medal winners, a sixth-place finish in their own Valley of the Moon Classic, Sonoma Valley High School had six varsity boys compete in Saturday’s annual King of the Mat in Windsor.
While taking advantage of a short SCL break that extends through this week to get healthy from some lingering illness, Sonoma will send a select group of varsity grapplers to Sacramento this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, to battle in the always challenging Tim Brown Invitational.
The Dragons will then host longtime rival Petaluma and new league foe Piner in their final two SCL home duals at 6 p.m. in Golton Hall on Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 22 and 24, respectively.
Pacing Sonoma at Saturday’s King of the Mat tournament were senior co-captain Sam Denning’s second-place 3-1 record with one pin at 132 pounds; senior co-captain Aidan Lacy’s 3-1 third with one pin in the tough 220-pound weight class; junior Harris Meglin’s 2-2 sixth with one pin at 120; junior Tommy Jordan’s 1-2 with one pin at 138; sophomore Jake Randuch’s 1-2 at 126; and freshman Brandon Ruiz’s 0-2 at 145.
Last Friday, five junior varsity Dragons competed in Windsor’s jayvee tourney, paced by Ruiz’s 2-1 second-place record at 152 pounds; junior Chris Lohnes’ 3-1 third at 106; frosh Austin Beltran’s 2-2 fourth at 152; frosh Trevor Martinelli’s 1-2 at 106; and senior Sebastian Amara’s 0-2 at 152.