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Capo represented very well at CIF, Feb 21-22 at Santiago Canyon Community College.  Here’s the rundown:

Capo started out with a 12-0 run on day one.  All 5 qualifiers–Brandon Hernandez, Mike Davis, Geoff Mellor, Corey Shackelford, and Phillip O’shea–made it to the quarterfinals in their respective weights.  The streak was only stopped by running into a few #1 seeds.  All wrestlers made it to day 2, with Brandon, Mike, and Phillip in the semi-finals, and Corey and Geoff in the consols.

Corey

Corey

One particular story is that Mike, in order to get to the semis, had to upset the #4 seed from Arroyo.  He did so in dramatic fashion, winning by fall in the third period.

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Day 2–aka “the day of dreams and broken hearts”–was full of drama.  Geoff and Corey dropped hard fought consol matches in the morning–Corey in round 3 and Geoff in the blood round–eliminating them from the tournament.  Both wrestled well, and the other guy was just better on that particular day.

Mike dropped his semi match to #1 seed and #1 in the nation Zahid Valencia from St. John Bosco, but rebounded nicely with a win in the consols to put him in the third place match.  In the match for third, he lost to the #2 seed from Norwalk, placing him at 4th.

Brandon continued to dominate by winning his semi match 12-0.  In the finals, though he lost, he gave #1 seed Russell Rohlfing of Sonora all he could handle.  Rohlfing will definitely remember Brandon’s name.

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Phillip won by fall in his semi match, and then stunned the whole gym by pinning his opponent in the finals in :11 seconds.

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He had 4 falls and 1 tech fall for the tournament, and he was named Co-Outstanding Wrestler for the upper weights.

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Phillip’s title is the first CIF Championship for Capo in 6 years.  The last one was Mike Maierhofer in 2009.

Here is a video of Phillip’s finals match: don’t blink!

 

Senior Geoff Mellor finished his career as a Capo wrestler on Saturday.  Geoff: we are so proud of you.  You have grown to become a good young man in your 4 years on this team, and we are glad to say you are a Capo wrestler.  Through numerous ups and downs, setbacks and triumphs, you have persevered over it all and have finished your race. You controlled your emotions and did not allow them to defeat you. That is one heckuva feat, as this sport can be on huge emotional roller coaster.

Geoff

Geoff

Now that you have crossed the line triumphant, you can now say you are part of the greatest fraternity of brothers on planet earth.  We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.  It’s been an absolute pleasure coaching you and being your teammate. Don’t be a stranger, my friend.

As a team, Capo finished 10th out of 50 teams.  Next up for Mikey, Brandon, and Phillip is Southern Section Masters in Ontario.  This is quite the party, as over 250 schools are represented in the Southern Section.  They will battle it out with the other qualifiers for a spot in the state tournament.  Top 9 qualify.  Wish them luck!

buncha weirdos

buncha weirdos

The varsity competed at the 50 team So Cal Challenge on Jan 3-4.  Mike Davis placed seventh, while Phillip O’shea finished in second:

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

 

Phillip O'shea

Phillip O’shea

 

While Phillip dropped a tough 3-1 decision in the finals, this is not the last time he’ll face the Woodbridge wrestler.  He will have a chance for revenge, and knowing Phillip, this will focus him and he’ll come back firing on all 8 cylinders.

Geoff Mellor and Corey Shackelford both performed well too, making it to the “blood round” before dropping.  Along the way, Geoff defeated the ultimate 3rd place finisher from Trabuco Hills.

A few jv wrestlers got some good experience.  Even in the losses, we are seeing improvement and guys are taking steps forward.

We are back in action tonight vs Laguna Hills, #2 in Orange County.  Phillip has the chance to edge closer to Mike Phillips’ career pin record, which has stood since 1988.  Saturday a select squad of varsity wrestlers will compete at Esperanza, while the jv and fs teams are at the San Clemente Rotary tournament.

Senior Geoff Mellor is another one of our captains for this season.  Here is a little bit about him:

 

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1) Favorite:
Movie–American History X

TV Show–The Walking Dead

Food–Sushi or Chipotle

Sport other than wrestling–MMA

Wrestler–Jordan Burroughs, because he’s the man.

2) Tell us a little bit about yourself:

“I like long walks on the beach and suplexes.”

3) What is the best piece of advice you’ve received:

“Take advantage of every day.”

4) What is the best moment you’ve had in wrestling so far?

“Making it to CIF my sophomore year.”

5) What do you like about wrestling, and about being on the team at Capo?

“I like that my success or failure is on my shoulders and I like being at Capo because our team is weird.”

6) How did you become involved in wrestling?  Why did you start?

“I started my freshman year because my friend convinced me to join.”

7) What are your goals for this season?  What are your goals for your career at Capo?

“I want to make it to state.”

8) What do you want to do after high school?

“I want to go to college.”

First match of the season is under our belts. We tied El Toro 36-36 in a hard fought battle. Started off strong but ET fought back. Props go to Jose Sarabia, Geoff Mellor, John Badger, Mike Logan, and Phillip O’Shea for pinning their opponents. Aaron Geria got his first Varsity win!

Aaron Geria

Congratulations to Aaron Geria on his first Varsity win! Way to hang in there!!

Congratulations to the following athletes for pushing it hard in the weightroom and making it into the “6x/1000 lb club” (from the left in the picture):

Mike Davis, Jose Sarabia, Phillip O’shea, Jonny Gutierrez, Geoff Mellor

These guys achieved this distinction by lifting at least 6 times their bodyweight in four core lifts: bench, squat, deadlift, powerclean.  Good job guys!

A HUGE congratulations goes out to five CV wrestlers for getting PERFECT ATTENDANCE for spring semester: Geoff Mellor, Ian Brault, Michael Logan, Aaron Geria, and Jake Peets.  These fellas were here every minute of every spring practice from March to June 8.

As a reward, they get perfect attendance trophies this week.  Awesome job, fellas, keep up the good work!

In other news, the following wrestlers have amassed 80 merit points in spring and have thus earned their way onto the 2012-13 promotional poster: Ian Brault, Phillip O’shea, Michael Davis, Jason Garcia, Jonny Gutierrez, Michael Logan, and Jake Peets.  They have earned their way onto the poster through wrestling in spring tournaments and scrimmages, going to club practices, having 90% or greater attendance at spring practices, and having a 3.75 GPA or above for spring.  There are plenty more opportunities to earn points in the summer! 

Perfect attendance, spring 2012: Geoff Mellor, Ian Brault, Mike Logan, Aaron Geria, and Jake Peets

The Capistrano Valley Cougars qualified nine wrestlers to the CIF tournament in two weeks, and crowned six champions in the process at the South Coast League Finals on Saturday.

The feat is extraordinary due to the league’s reputation, with the #2, #3, and #8 teams in the county, as well as Trabuco Hills, which was honorable mention at one point in the season.

With only the top three wrestlers at each weight moving onto CIF, the competition was mighty stiff.  All three qualifiers at some weights have good chances of medaling at CIF!

Though the team finished third in the team standings (only three points behind San Clemente) Capo’s six champions was the second-highest total in the league:  Laguna Hills had seven champions, while San Clemente had one.  The other teams had no champions.

Winning titles for CV were: Christian Hauser (115), Kyle Coley (128), Phillip O’shea (172), Russell Fitzpatrick (184), Juan Hernandez (197), and Victor Mendoza (222). Also qualifying for CIF were: Mike Davis (2nd at 108), Geoff Mellor (3rd at 140), and Michael Logan (3rd at 147).  Coley, Davis, and Mellor all pulled off huge upsets on the day, avenging losses from earlier in the year.  Mellor’s was especially notable, for he destroyed–then pinned–a wrestler who had pinned him twice earlier in the season.

We really can’t choose one “tough guy of the week” for this one, so we have FOUR: Coley, Davis, Mellor, and Logan.  You guys rose to the occasion and wrestled a stellar meet.  All four of you have come far in your respective careers so far.

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In addition, give a huge pat on the back to seniors Shane Johnston, Ryan Tye, and Jericho Uribe, and Junior Donovan Wilhelm.  We are looking forward to Donovan’s return next year, but the aforementioned seniors put on the CV singlet for the last time Saturday, wrestling with heart and soul.  Ryan in particular impressed multiple opposing coaches with his sportsmanship.  It has been a pleasure coaching you guys, and you will be missed.  Dono, you’re a beast, and with a hard off season’s work, you’re gonna make some waves next year.