Turning in three standout performances in the 115-pound weight class at last Saturday’s Coastal Mountain Conference wrestling championships, senior Osvaldo Dagio became Archbishop Hanna High School’s first-ever CMC individual grappling champion.
Dagio earned his conference title by pinning Upper Lake’s Nicholas Stith in the first round of their quarterfinal; capturing the semifinal with a third-round pin-win over Middletown’s Marlon Salonga; and beating Willits’ Jacob Jepson 16-11 in the first-place match.
With the top three finishers in each weight class qualifying for the North Coast Section championships – beginning today, and concluding tomorrow, Saturday, March 1, in Newark – Hanna’s Dagio will be joined at NCS by junior teammate Alex Garcia, who claimed a CMC third-place medal at 128 pounds.
In today’s NCS first-round action, Dagio will face junior Mijail Enriquez of California School for the Deaf at 115 pounds, while Garcia will take on sophomore Jeff Caldwell of Las Lomas at 128.
Also competing for the Hanna Hawks, coached by David Montano, at the CMC tournament were fourth-place finisher Jared Noe at 154 pounds; Brian Seabrooks at 122; Ricky Ventura at 134; Angel Campos at 147; Wesley Trujillo at 184; and Robert Handani in the heavyweight division.