Grapplers bring home 35 medals from Yakima

Sunnyside Little Grapplers wait in the pairing room to be assigned matches.

Photo by Roger Harnack
Sunnyside Little Grapplers wait in the pairing room to be assigned matches.



— The Sunnyside Little Grapplers brought 35 medals home last Saturday from the Eisenhower wrestling tournament in Yakima.

“As expected, it was a good tourney for us,” coach Daniel Guillen said of his team of wrestlers ages 5-14. “We did very well and brought home a lot of hardware.”

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Ian Ramos of Sunnyside tries to pin Nicolas Gonzalez of Wapato in an age 5-6, 40-45 pound weight class Saturday, March 10.

Guillen said there were a few surprises and a few heartbreaks from the 52 wrestlers he had competing.

“We will learn from our mistakes and will hit the mats again this week and be ready for battle next Saturday,” he said.

On Saturday, March 17, the Grapplers will head to Granger to compete in a tournament there.

Medalists from the Yakima tournament are as follows:

Gold medalists -- Julian Gaspar, 5/6-year-old division; James Perez, 7/8; Nevaeh Martinez, Julian Puga and Alex Aguilar, 9/10; Carmelo Reyes, Jayden Jasso, Edwin Puga and Juan Gonzalez, 11/12; and Jesus Carreon and Lenny Avalos, 13/14.

Silver medalists -- Leo Ibarra and Ian Ramos, 5/6; Elijah Wood, Jayla Diaz, Antonio Aguila, Adrian Sanchez, Jeriel Carreon and Chris Tabares, 7/8; Carlos Soto, Damien Diaz, Julian Gonzalez, Dalilah Torres and Nathaniel Wood, 9/10; and Alexxus Ramos, 13/14.

Bronze medalists -- Katalina Rodriguez and Jonathan Reyes, 5/6; Jeremiah Gomez, Kira Mesa, Marvin Salais and Alicia Ramos, 7/8; and Chema Cisneros, Joe Ayala, Aldo Martinez and Julian Borrego, 9/10.

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Julian Borrego of Sunnyside uses a reverse half-Nelson to score near fall points on Angel Hurtado of Wenatchee in a 78.5-79.3 pound bout.

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Sunnyside's Eduardo Ortega scores near fall points by applying a half-Nelson on Tyler Craig of the Wenatchee MatCats in a 57-61 pound bout in the age 5/6 division.



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