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Club Wrestlers Battle Tough Competition In Oakdale, Turlock

Escalon Wrestling Club sent 12 wrestlers to the State Point Ranking Tournament earlier this month in Oakdale with nine of them bringing home medals, earning points for the state tournament rankings.

“This was another tough tournament with approximately 500 wrestlers in attendance from all around the state,” said EWC head coach Derek Scott.

Taking home medals were: fourth place, Julian Cruz and Jacob Lee; third place, Maverick Brum, Conner McDowell, and Houston Sizuela.

“Just missing out on titles, looking tough, were Emmit Cordeiro, Adam Cordeiro, and Jimmy McDowell,” Scott noted of the club’s second place finishers. “We were in most of the matches, we just have to learn how to win the close ones.”

Taking home the EWC’s lone title, having a great tournament and coming away with a championship was Angel Silva.

In early December, the EWC competed in a tournament at Turlock High School.

“This was our first time at Turlock High and it was an extremely tough early season tournament with some of the best teams in the state in attendance,” Scott explained. “We’re trying in the SCWAY organization to expand our teams so the kids don’t wrestle the same kids every weekend. This made our schedule much tougher. We had a total of 10 medalists and two champions.’

Taking fourth place at the event was Jimmy McDowell while wrestling strong and taking third place honors were Liam Lombardi, Angel Silva, Drake Faria, and Noah Dooley. Three EWC wrestlers narrowly missed out on titles, taking runner up honors. They included tough newcomer Maverick Brum, Jacob Lee, and Aiden Pierra-Yates.

Bringing home hard-fought titles from the Turlock event were champions Brodo Moorman with three pins in three matches, and the tough as nails Conner McDowell,” Scott added.

The EWC team was coached by three-time NCAA Division I National Qualifier Ben Lee, and longtime EWC coach and volunteer EHS wrestling assistant coach Clinton Sizuela. The event was organized by longtime EWC Vice President Brianne Cerasi with weigh-ins being led by Lindsey McDowell.