CIF

Posted: February 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

We had two competitors wrestle in CIF this past weekend.  Here is the play-by-play:

Mike Logan wrestled to a 4-2 record, coming one match shy of placing.  He wrestled hard and well but lost in OT in the medal round to a very tough Long Beach Poly wrestler.  Mike’s performance this weekend is especially noteworthy due to his background: he was an alternate from the South Coast League.  Get this: he placed 4th in Five Counties–one of the toughest tournaments in the state–and was ranked third in Orange County, yet he placed 4th in league (top three qualify for CIF).  In other words, that is a testimony to how tough the SCL is: Mike is nails!

In order to even compete in CIF, he had to receive an at-large draw.  This happens anytime someone in the alternate’s weight doesn’t show or make weight: all the alternates are thrown into a pot and one is drawn at random to replace the missing wrestler.  There is a very small chance that alternates even get to compete, and they don’t find out until about 15 minutes before competition starts.

So against all odds, not only did Mike get to compete, he just about placed!  The 1, 2, and 3 placers in the SCL at his weight also went 1, 2, and 3 in CIF.

Mike: we are proud of you.  You represented yourself, your family, and your team very well throughout the season and in CIF.  We love you very much and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.

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Phillip placed third at CIF in the 182 lb weight class.  He won his first three bouts before falling in a controversial semi-final match to the #2 seed from Servite.  He rebounded from that loss very well, though, with two pins in his two final matches, including a pin of the #4 seed wrestler from Dana Hills.  Usually they wrestle close matches with each other, but Phillip handled him with ease this time around.  If he wrestles like that this weekend in Temecula, he will punch his ticket to Bakersfield easily.

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Speaking of, next up for Phillip is the Southern Section Master’s meet in Temecula.  This features over 150 schools from Southern California and is a very grueling two day tournament.  The top 9 qualify for state.  Wish him luck!

Our SCL is incredibly tough: the SCL had 25 medalists this weekend, which represents 30% of all medalists.  That means that 30% of the CIF medalists came from ONE league: The South Coast League.  38 out of our 43 qualifiers made it to the second day, and our league had a 138-62 overall record.  Three of our alternates came within one match of medaling.  Four out of the five SCL teams placed in the top 6 in CIF.  That is unreal.  NO OTHER league comes even close.  The Trinity league, with state ranked St. John Bosco, had 18 CIF medalists.  Most leagues don’t even get to 10.  The Sea View League had two medalists.

Comments
  1. Kimm Geria says:

    Congratulations to both boys that is a great accomplishment. Keep it up.

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