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Escalon Wrestling Club Posts Spring Results
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Members of the Escalon Wrestling Club, EWC, have been busy with the club, El Portal and Escalon High School all combining this spring for the dedicated wrestlers who have been going hard since October. Head coach Derek Scott has had solid support throughout the campaign.

“Ben Lee, Clinton Sizuela, and Scott Page all did a great job this year. Keeping the club running very smoothly is Brianne Cerasi, as well as new El Portal head coach Daniel Gonzalez, who had a great first season,” Scott explained. “We have been aided greatly by having wonderful kids with great parents who have been nothing but supportive.”


SCWAY Zone II State Qualifier at Oakdale

“We had 11 wrestlers compete with 10 qualifying to the event,” said Scott. “Qualifying for the state for the first time were Julian Cruz, Drake Faria, Aydun Melo and Ethan Cruz.”

Also qualifying for the state, all previously having been to the competition, were Jacob Lee, Luca Cerasi, and Conner McDowell.

“EWC came home with four zone champions meaning they will be seeded at the state tournament. Champions were Jimmy McDowell, Houston Sizuela, Noah Dooley, and Conner McDowell. The McDowell’s as well as the team had a great day,” said the coach.

Scott also offered some special recognition to Noah Dooley.

“Noah has quietly put together a great season. I’m very happy for him. He’s starting to believe in himself seeing he can be really good,” Scott noted.


SCWAY NorCal State Event at Escalon

“EWC was well represented that day by EHS wrestlers,” Scott said.

Taking fourth place at the event was Lavin Gouzenne, while taking third place was the much-improved Guadalupe Calderon, the coach added. Taking runner-up honors in the toughest division in the tournament was Christian Rowe.

Escalon had three champions at the event. First was EHS women’s State qualifier freshman Isabella Alcala, and also winning their first tournament were greatly improved Christian Cruz, and first year wrestler Kalyb Miller.

“Kalyb is a real success story. He likes school again, he really loves the sport and wants to continue in college,” Scott pointed out. “That’s everything we are about. The team is starting to understand and enjoy the work it takes to be really good.”


Fundraiser Dinner-Dance

Tickets are still available for the 15th annual Escalon Wrestling Club Rib and Oyster Dinner and Dance, scheduled for Saturday, April 30 at the Escalon Community Center with happy hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by dinner from 6 pm. to 8 p.m.

A live auction is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and then dancing will run from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $55 in advance or $60 at the door. Menu for the evening will be baby back ribs, BBQ oysters, bread, salad, baked potato and a full bar. There will also be silent auction items to bid on and ‘to go’ orders are offered for those who don’t want to dine in; those will be available for pick up from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cash or prize donations are also welcome; contact Derek Scott at 209-499-3941 or Brianne Cerasi at 209-404-6217 for more information. You can also email