Poway’s Strong Showing at Battle for the Belt

2023 Temecula Valley – Battle for the Belt – Jan 13/14, 2023

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Outstanding Wrestlers
Griffin Rial (106 lbs) of Pike Creek
Laird Root (152 lbs) of Poway
Daniel Herrera (285 lbs) of Palm Desert

Team Scores (top 25)
1: Poway – 359.5
2: Palm Desert – 246.0
3: Temecula Valley – 166.0
4: Vacaville – 156.5
5: Granite Hills – 152.0
6: Central – 128.5
7: Calvary Chapel S.A. – 128.0
8: Pine Creek – 123.5
9: Del Oro – 122.5
10: Birmingham – 113.0
11: Los Gatos – 111.5
12: La Costa Canyon – 106.0
13: Bakersfield – 102.5
14: Camarillo – 99.0
14: Monache – 99.0
16: Walnut – 98.0
17: Paloma Valley – 95.0
18: Pueblo County – 84.0
19: Saint Francis – 82.0
20: Clovis West – 74.5
21: Dinuba – 72.0
22: Chaparral – 69.5
23: Mira Mesa – 61.0
24: Frontier – 60.0
25: Liberty – 58.0

Weight Class 106
1st Place – Griffin Rial of Pine Creek
2nd Place – Abram of Granite Hills
3rd Place – Siraj Sidhu of Del Oro
4th Place – Eli Almarinez of Vacaville
5th Place – Henry ASLIKYAN of Birmingham
6th Place – Erik Ramirez of Palm Desert
7th Place – Elijah Poe of Calvary Chapel S.A.
8th Place – Camilo Ramirez of Walnut

1st Place Match
Griffin Rial (Pine Creek) 15-1, So. over Abram Cline (Granite Hills) 14-3, Jr. (Dec 3-2)
3rd Place Match
Siraj Sidhu (Del Oro) 28-4, Fr. over Eli Almarinez (Vacaville) 25-8, So. (Dec 6-4)
5th Place Match
Henry ASLIKYAN (Birmingham) 35-4, Fr. over Erik Ramirez (Palm Desert) 20-5, Sr. (Inj. 3:17)
7th Place Match
Elijah Poe (Calvary Chapel S.A.) 4-2, Jr. over Camilo Ramirez (Walnut) 22-8, Jr. (Dec 3-2)

Weight Class 113
1st Place – Ronnie Ramirez of Walnut
2nd Place – Edwin Sierra of Poway
3rd Place – Carlo Arreola of Granite Hills
4th Place – Diego Camarillo of United
5th Place – Ethan Guillermo of Palm Desert
6th Place – Zion Mares of Pueblo County
7th Place – Jacob Estrada of Monache
8th Place – Jermey Oani of Righetti

1st Place Match
Ronnie Ramirez (Walnut) 29-1, So. over Edwin Sierra (Poway) 5-1, So. (Dec 5-1)
3rd Place Match
Carlo Arreola (Granite Hills) 6-1, Sr. over Diego Camarillo (United) 4-2, . (Dec 3-2)
5th Place Match
Ethan Guillermo (Palm Desert) 19-5, Sr. over Zion Mares (Pueblo County) 22-5, Sr. (Inj. 0:00)
7th Place Match
Jacob Estrada (Monache) 21-4, So. over Jermey Oani (Righetti) 17-4, Sr. (TB-1 3-0)

Weight Class 120
1st Place – Billy Townson of Poway
2nd Place – Jaxson Taber of Palm Desert
3rd Place – RJ Jones of Poway
4th Place – Christian Garcia of Walnut
5th Place – Leo Maestas of Clovis West
6th Place – Aidan Munoz of Temecula Valley
7th Place – Ryder Rhodes of Pine Creek
8th Place – Wyatt Sandoval of Vacaville

1st Place Match
Billy Townson (Poway) 6-0, So. over Jaxson Taber (Palm Desert) 23-3, Sr. (Dec 6-0)
3rd Place Match
RJ Jones (Poway) 7-1, So. over Christian Garcia (Walnut) 21-6, So. (Dec 3-1)
5th Place Match
Leo Maestas (Clovis West) 22-7, So. over Aidan Munoz (Temecula Valley) 19-7, Sr. (MD 10-0)
7th Place Match
Ryder Rhodes (Pine Creek) 15-6, Jr. over Wyatt Sandoval (Vacaville) 27-14, Fr. (For.)

Weight Class 126
1st Place – Elias Navida of Poway
2nd Place – Jacob Perez of Monache
3rd Place – Bryce Luna of Saint Francis
4th Place – Richard Murillo of Canyon Springs
5th Place – Joshua Requena of Camarillo
6th Place – Issac Herrera of Del Oro
7th Place – Justin Herrera of Chaparral
8th Place – Armando Tamayo of Central

1st Place Match
Elias Navida (Poway) 6-0, Jr. over Jacob Perez (Monache) 29-4, So. (For.)
3rd Place Match
Bryce Luna (Saint Francis) 19-3, Jr. over Richard Murillo (Canyon Springs) 33-5, Jr. (Dec 7-3)
5th Place Match
Joshua Requena (Camarillo) 27-6, Fr. over Issac Herrera (Del Oro) 23-6, Sr. (Dec 4-2)
7th Place Match
Justin Herrera (Chaparral) 26-6, Sr. over Armando Tamayo (Central) 21-11, Sr. (Dec 6-2)

Weight Class 132
1st Place – Jalen Concepcion of Poway
2nd Place – Izaiah Padilla of Pueblo County
3rd Place – Malikhi Espiritu of Temecula Valley
4th Place – Emilio Medina of Camarillo
5th Place – Jacob Bell of Etiwanda
6th Place – Dylan Guillermo of Palm Desert
7th Place – Peter Bowen of Los Gatos
8th Place – ben Wimberly of San Clemente

1st Place Match
Jalen Concepcion (Poway) 5-0, So. over Izaiah Padilla (Pueblo County) 24-3, Sr. (Fall 2:54)
3rd Place Match
Malikhi Espiritu (Temecula Valley) 23-6, Sr. over Emilio Medina (Camarillo) 19-9, Sr. (Dec 3-2)
5th Place Match
Jacob Bell (Etiwanda) 23-6, So. over Dylan Guillermo (Palm Desert) 16-7, Sr. (Dec 2-1)
7th Place Match
Peter Bowen (Los Gatos) 20-6, Sr. over ben Wimberly (San Clemente) 35-6, Sr. (Inj. 0:00)

Weight Class 138
1st Place – Paul Kelly of Poway
2nd Place – Tim Murabito of Los Gatos
3rd Place – Michael Folch of Calvary Chapel S.A.
4th Place – Wanderlei Whittington of Monache
5th Place – Ryder Yoshitake of San Marino
6th Place – Boden White of Pueblo County
7th Place – Anthony Vargas of Central
8th Place – Matthew Luna of Saint Francis

1st Place Match
Paul Kelly (Poway) 6-0, Jr. over Tim Murabito (Los Gatos) 21-6, Jr. (MD 11-2)
3rd Place Match
Michael Folch (Calvary Chapel S.A.) 22-5, Sr. over Wanderlei Whittington (Monache) 18-4, Sr. (For.)
5th Place Match
Ryder Yoshitake (San Marino) 28-4, Jr. over Boden White (Pueblo County) 25-4, Sr. (SV-1 4-2)
7th Place Match
Anthony Vargas (Central) 27-6, So. over Matthew Luna (Saint Francis) 14-6, So. (UTB 4-3)

Weight Class 145
1st Place – Andrew Barbosa of Palm Desert
2nd Place – Evan Manzo of Etiwanda
3rd Place – Steve Caday of Calvary Chapel S.A.
4th Place – Mac Calavitta of Esperanza
5th Place – Edgar Batres of Monache
6th Place – Ibraheem Farha of Poway
7th Place – Mikel David Uyemura of San Marino
8th Place – Matthew Ruacho of Central

1st Place Match
Andrew Barbosa (Palm Desert) 22-3, Jr. over Evan Manzo (Etiwanda) 31-7, Jr. (UTB 3-2)
3rd Place Match
Steve Caday (Calvary Chapel S.A.) 26-7, Sr. over Mac Calavitta (Esperanza) 11-6, Sr. (Inj. 0:00)
5th Place Match
Edgar Batres (Monache) 16-4, Sr. over Ibraheem Farha (Poway) 4-3, So. (Dec 7-2)
7th Place Match
Mikel David Uyemura (San Marino) 22-8, Fr. over Matthew Ruacho (Central) 23-11, Sr. (SV-1 3-1)

Weight Class 152
1st Place – Laird Root of Poway
2nd Place – Miguel Estrada of Frontier
3rd Place – Collin Guffey of Granite Hills
4th Place – Nicholas Coen Quintana of Dinuba
5th Place – Arjun Nagra of Vacaville
6th Place – Kris Arrey of Riverside Poly
7th Place – Aliaksandr Kikiniou of Poway
8th Place – Noah Elliott of Birmingham

1st Place Match
Laird Root (Poway) 6-0, Jr. over Miguel Estrada (Frontier) 11-1, Jr. (Dec 4-3)
3rd Place Match
Collin Guffey (Granite Hills) 29-2, Jr. over Nicholas Coen Quintana (Dinuba) 10-2, Sr. (Inj. 0:00)
5th Place Match
Arjun Nagra (Vacaville) 18-7, Jr. over Kris Arrey (Riverside Poly) 26-4, Sr. (For.)
7th Place Match
Aliaksandr Kikiniou (Poway) 4-2, Jr. over Noah Elliott (Birmingham) 16-4, Sr. (Dec 11-5)

Weight Class 160
1st Place – Dillon Pile of Los Gatos
2nd Place – Angelo Posada of Poway
3rd Place – Joe Anthony Perez of La Costa Canyon
4th Place – Logan Alawneh of Temecula Valley
5th Place – Arvin KHOSRAVY of Birmingham
6th Place – Michael James of Central
7th Place – Javier Sanchez of Steele Canyon
8th Place – Aiden Platte of Paloma Valley

1st Place Match
Dillon Pile (Los Gatos) 21-5, So. over Angelo Posada (Poway) 5-1, So. (Dec 4-0)
3rd Place Match
Joe Anthony Perez (La Costa Canyon) 6-1, Sr. over Logan Alawneh (Temecula Valley) 7-2, Sr. (Fall 0:52)
5th Place Match
Arvin KHOSRAVY (Birmingham) 9-2, Jr. over Michael James (Central) 21-12, Sr. (Fall 1:33)
7th Place Match
Javier Sanchez (Steele Canyon) 19-8, . over Aiden Platte (Paloma Valley) 25-13, Sr. (Fall 1:39)

Weight Class 170
1st Place – Luke Condon of Poway
2nd Place – MaximillIian McWilliams of Calvary Chapel S.A.
3rd Place – David Alonso of Palm Desert
4th Place – Dwight Weimer of Bakersfield
5th Place – Junior Bumanglag of Granite Hills
6th Place – Kameron Phillips of Temecula Valley
7th Place – Brian Velazquez of Frontier
8th Place – Dom Dotson of Poway

1st Place Match
Luke Condon (Poway) 5-0, Sr. over MaximillIian McWilliams (Calvary Chapel S.A.) 26-4, Jr. (Fall 3:55)
3rd Place Match
David Alonso (Palm Desert) 17-3, Jr. over Dwight Weimer (Bakersfield) 9-5, Sr. (Fall 0:00)
5th Place Match
Junior Bumanglag (Granite Hills) 5-2, So. over Kameron Phillips (Temecula Valley) 5-3, Jr. (Inj. 0:00)
7th Place Match
Brian Velazquez (Frontier) 12-7, Sr. over Dom Dotson (Poway) 3-3, Fr. (Dec 4-2)

Weight Class 182
1st Place – Thomas Sandoval of Vacaville
2nd Place – Alex Munoz of Valencia
3rd Place – Petar Bojicic of La Costa Canyon
4th Place – Bronson Swan of Palm Desert
5th Place – Talha Bektas of Calvary Chapel S.A.
6th Place – Daniel Diaz of Paloma Valley
7th Place – Gabe Taylor of Poway
8th Place – Tarell Johnson of Central

1st Place Match
Thomas Sandoval (Vacaville) 29-2, Jr. over Alex Munoz (Valencia) 27-5, Sr. (Dec 7-4)
3rd Place Match
Petar Bojicic (La Costa Canyon) 5-1, Sr. over Bronson Swan (Palm Desert) 19-4, Sr. (Fall 2:41)
5th Place Match
Talha Bektas (Calvary Chapel S.A.) 20-6, Sr. over Daniel Diaz (Paloma Valley) 22-7, Sr. (MD 13-0)
7th Place Match
Gabe Taylor (Poway) 4-2, Sr. over Tarell Johnson (Central) 11-9, Sr. (Dec 8-3)

Weight Class 195
1st Place – Kainoa Acia of Del Oro
2nd Place – Matthew Porras-Diamond of Temecula Valley
3rd Place – Daniel Gurovich of Camarillo
4th Place – Sasha Nyzhnyk of Los Gatos
5th Place – Diego Morales of Palm Desert
6th Place – Shay Jones of Pine Creek
7th Place – Collin Finney of Poway
8th Place – Max Oberweis-Manion of Saint Francis

1st Place Match
Kainoa Acia (Del Oro) 20-3, Sr. over Matthew Porras-Diamond (Temecula Valley) 10-5, Sr. (Dec 3-1)
3rd Place Match
Daniel Gurovich (Camarillo) 22-6, Sr. over Sasha Nyzhnyk (Los Gatos) 5-2, Sr. (Dec 7-2)
5th Place Match
Diego Morales (Palm Desert) 9-5, Jr. over Shay Jones (Pine Creek) 14-6, Sr. (Fall 4:46)
7th Place Match
Collin Finney (Poway) 4-2, Jr. over Max Oberweis-Manion (Saint Francis) 8-5, Sr. (Fall 2:49)

Weight Class 220
1st Place – Michael Murillo of Bakersfield
2nd Place – David Ozuna of Clovis West
3rd Place – Adam Farha of Poway
4th Place – Elijah Vinoray of Patrick Henry
5th Place – Nate King of Pine Creek
6th Place – Melvin Whitehead of Liberty
7th Place – Vaughn Taylor of Chaparral
8th Place – TJ Delgado of Redlands East Valley

1st Place Match
Michael Murillo (Bakersfield) 16-1, Jr. over David Ozuna (Clovis West) 26-5, Sr. (Dec 5-0)
3rd Place Match
Adam Farha (Poway) 5-1, Jr. over Elijah Vinoray (Patrick Henry) 24-5, Sr. (Dec 1-0)
5th Place Match
Nate King (Pine Creek) 19-5, Sr. over Melvin Whitehead (Liberty) 41-6, So. (Inj. 0:00)
7th Place Match
Vaughn Taylor (Chaparral) 27-7, Sr. over TJ Delgado (Redlands East Valley) 20-5, Jr. (Fall 1:30)

Weight Class 285
1st Place – Daniel Herrera of Palm Desert
2nd Place – Adam Stanley of Bakersfield
3rd Place – Amir Farha of Poway
4th Place – Noah Chiw of Mira Mesa
5th Place – Thomas Tarascio of J.w. North
6th Place – Pablo Lopez of Vacaville
7th Place – Brandon Alcaraz of Birmingham
8th Place – John Phillips of Liberty Winchester

1st Place Match
Daniel Herrera (Palm Desert) 17-0, Jr. over Adam Stanley (Bakersfield) 16-5, So. (Fall 0:52)
3rd Place Match
Amir Farha (Poway) 6-1, . over Noah Chiw (Mira Mesa) 5-2, So. (Dec 6-4)
5th Place Match
Thomas Tarascio (J.w. North) 22-3, Sr. over Pablo Lopez (Vacaville) 20-11, Sr. (Fall 1:39)
7th Place Match
Brandon Alcaraz (Birmingham) 25-8, Sr. over John Phillips (Liberty Winchester) 22-9, So. (Fall 1:23)