At a recent meet at Dallas Ranch Middle School in Antioch, Ayemere Oiyemhonlan placed first in the Cadet Division freestyle competition. Anthony Richardson claimed first in the freestyle competition in the Rookie Division. Oseyiomon Oiyemhonlan, Daniel Doan and Gavin Lewis earned second place in the Novice Division. Three other Golden State grapplers took third: Isaac Cota (Junior Division), Robert Goodman (School Boy) and Jesus Alvarez (Cadet).
At the Cadet, Junior and Folkstyle state championship at Selland Arena in Fresno, a host of Golden State wrestlers earned awards. Lilian Bolanos placed fifth overall in the girls Junior Division. Upsetting No. 2 seed Marie-Noel Candido of the Modesto Wrestling Club by a pin in the first round. In the finals, Candido pinned Desiree Rosales of the California Wolverines Club.
Cadet Tristen Tate, in the 130-pound division, went 4-2 with four pins. Junior Tanner Sterud, a 170-pound wrestler, finished 2-2 with two pins.
– Contributed by Rich Madrigal