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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.

mikey cif 2

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.

phillip cif 3

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

Phillip ow cif

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

Awesome job to the following 4.0 students for fall semester:

Ian Brault

Mike Davis

Mike Logan

Logan Farrand

Jake Peets

Mike Logan’s 4.0 is especially notable, as it is the THIRD 4.0 semester he has had in a row.

Great job fellas!  These guys all have displayed the disciplined habits that make for a successful life.  We are proud of you!  Varsity lettermen who obtained a 4.0 have had their name and GPA put on our “Scholar athlete” board.

Ian Brault earned a 4.0 GPA for fall semester.

Ian Brault earned a 4.0 GPA for fall semester.

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.

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!

Congratulations to the following Cougar wrestlers for being our scholar athletes (from the left in the picture):

Ian Brault, Justin Dao, Mike Davis, Jake Peets, Ryan Merrill, Zane Coley, Mike Logan

 

These guys have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or above…good job guys!

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.

Mr. Davis

Posted: September 26, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The soccer game and bbq were fun!  Thanks to all who attended and provided food for the team.  Good times.  Post to comments about your favorite moment…my bet is that they all will involve Jason G.  🙂

 

 

One neat thing about our guys is that some of them are quite talented in other sports off the mat.  I’ve been meaning for a while to highlight Mr. Mike Davis, because he’s a paradigmatic example of this.  This crazy kid races ATV vehicles (they have 4 wheels…should I call them bikes?)!  He’s so good, that he’s light years ahead of the rest of his division in this sesaon’s standings.  Every time I hear about him doing a race, he usually finishes in first.  Heavy stuff…

 

Mikey, we’re glad to have you on the team.