STOCKTON – Sierra’s Branden Rullan is going to the California State Wrestling Championships, and East Union’s Jaysen Reindel is two wins away as the Sac Joaquin Masters Championships conclude today at Stockton Arena.
Rullan, who finished fourth in the Masters last year at 120 pounds, is guaranteed to finish in the top six at 132 for a return trip to Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. Rullan started Friday with a first-round pin over Tracy’s Alejandro Martinez and followed that with an 8-5 decision over Dylan Crawford of Lodi.
That landed the Sierra senior in the quarterfinals with Eric Spence of Elk Grove and Rullan tallied a 1-0 decision for a berth in this morning’s semifinals against Benicia’s Ryley Boutain who is ranked seventh in California by The California Wrestler. Rullan is ranked 22nd.
Reindel (285) started with a first-round pin over Florin’s Dezhon Jackson and a third-round pin over Gregori’s Erick Sanchez before being pinned by Del Oro’s Pablo Miller in the quarterfinals. Miller is ranked eighth in the state.
Reindel – ranked 20th in the state – faces Pitman’s Julian Barrera in fourth-round consolation action this morning and must beat Barrera to continue wrestling and then win his next match to guarantee a top-six finish.
Competing Friday but not advancing to today were from Ripon Andrew Huynh (106), Donnie Fontillas (120), Diego Moreno (160) and Jacob Rhodes (195); from Sierra Jackson Rusconi (113) and Vincent Marquez (126); from East Union Joe Luna (138) and Isaac Huffman (220) and Manteca’s Tyler Welch (152).
Wrestling begins at Stockton Arena today with consolation action at 9 a.m. and the semifinals at 10:45 a.m. with the finals scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
Girls State Championships
VISALIA – Ripon’s Victoria White went 0-2 Friday at the Visalia Convention Center.
White (160) started the day with a third-round loss via pin to Bishop Amat of La Puente’s Janeice Alocer and the Indians senior was then pinned in the second round by Avealoum Lofutu from the Central Section.