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The Cougars are off to a great start in 2013.  Here are the results of the first two weeks:

Dual Vs El Toro:

FS 39-3 win; JV 48-24 win; var 58-6 win

Capo started the season with a bang, defeating El Toro easily on all three levels.  Here is sophomore Cameron Kobel’s win via pin:

The varsity and JV competed in the Trabuco Duals Fri and Sat Dec 6-7.  Brandon Hernandez and Phillip O’shea went undefeated on the weekend, 7-0.  O’shea won all his matches by fall, 6 of which were in the first period.  This included setting a new school fastest fall record with a 7 second pin vs El Toro.

Sophomore Brandon Hernandez

Sophomore Brandon Hernandez

The FS team, meanwhile, spent Saturday at the Western Duals tournament.  They finished in second place overall, falling in the final dual by a narrow 30-32 margin.  Several Capo wrestlers came in first or second place.

Western Frosh Soph tourn Dec 7 2013

The next dual was vs Dana Hills on Tuesday Dec 10.  Capo fought hard and had an 8 point lead going into their two open weights (220 and hwt), but fell 28-32 after the 2 upper weight forfeits.  Landon Hume avenged an earlier loss, and Noah Husband got an exciting pin at 106.  Corey Shackelford won a battle in quadruple overtime.

Here is Husband’s pin:

 

and Hume’s win:

Thursday Dec 12 the novice team competed in San Clemente’s 4-way dual meet, and came home with first place.  Six Capo wrestlers won first place.

Saturday Dec 14 was Capo’s own jv and fs tournament.  20 jv and 20 fs teams–a very competitive field with teams like Laguna Hills, Poway, Vista, and Santa Ana–came to Capo to duke it out.  Juan Pedraza finished in first place, while Juan De La Torre, Marshall Ferraro, Michael Souri, and AJ Martinez finished in third place.

Things are looking up.  This week we dual Newport Harbor at home, and the varsity will compete at the prestigious Mann Classic Friday and Saturday.

We ended the week with our first tournaments of the season. Congratulations are in order for several standout performances. On Varsity, Michael Logan went 7-0 to take first in his weight class and Michael Davis (6-1) and Joey Ahmadzai (5-2) both finished in second place at their respective weights. For JV, Nico Lizardi and Landon Hume both finished in first.  Lizardi went 7-0. Our freshman team got their first taste of competition and took home quite a few individual medals while the team finished in 5th place. This was good prep for getting the guys ready to begin league meets this coming week.

Freshman team after long day of competition.

Freshman team after long day of competition.

We had our “Big Kat” wrestling tournament this past Saturday, and I’m pleased to say that a good time was had by all.  It was awesome to see the Capo wrestling community come together like that to put on the show.  Good competition and fun times, can’t beat it.  A HUGE thanks goes out to all who chipped in to help; it takes a *lot* of hands to put on a show like that, so your help is, as always, much appreciated.  We received several compliments on the day, so credit goes out to each one of you.

It was also good to see the alums out!  For example, Spencer Charles, 2010 league champion for Capo, as well as Marlon Lopez, 2010 alum, laced up the shoes again and showed the crowd that they still “have it.”  Many of the seniors, like Shane Johnston, Kyle Coley, and Christian Hauser, likewise jumped in the ring.  There was even a “grudge match” between the bros. Coley!  While big brother Kyle ended up on top eventually, the victory didn’t come without a battle; Zane sure did give Kyle all he could handle, and at one point almost had the big bro pinned!  Zane is crafty like that, Kyle, gotta watch out. 🙂  All in all, looks like Zane gained some respect from big brother.

This one was bigger than Taylor vs. Dake…

Jake Peets won first place in his division.  Good job, Jake!  You are starting to come around…don’t stop now and rest on your laurels!

Jake P.

There are quite a few younguns’ that are working very hard in the offseason to improve their skills.  They are up and comers, and its only a matter of time before they make their mark.  Each one of these guys deserves a pat on the back.

First, Aaron Geria has been consistently coming to our evening practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  He’s got the eye.  He’s been learning lots of new technique there and has been applying them in live, scrimmages, and tournaments.

Aaron G.

Second, Landon Hume has recently showed much promise.  He has the physical build that makes for a good wrestler.  Just give him time.  He looked good during our tournament.  Good on ya, buddy!

Third, Ian continues to make his presence felt in pretty much every good way.  He gets in a ton of matches just about every weekend, wrestles in two clubs, consistently works hard in practice, and is a GREAT helping hand.  He was one of the many who helped out at every step along the way last week: at Newhart, for open house, set up Friday, and all day Saturday.  He didnt’ stop until the job was done!  The whole Brault family has been such a big help.

Ian roughin' a poor kid up