Coed Varsity Wrestling · Wrestling Results for the Nick Buzolich Classic and Lynbrook Ladies Challenge

At the Nick Buzolich Classic at Lincoln High School, senior Dash Lee led the Titans, reaching the finals at the 182 lb weight class. After picking up a fall in the preliminary round, Lee took down Evergreen Valley’s #4 ranked Ballesteros with a 9-6 decision in the semifinals, who had previously defeated Lee in the finals of the Webber Lawson. In his finals match, Lee dropped his bout 10-5 to #1 ranked Carsten Rawls of St. Francis.

Senior Koh Suzuki continued his strong start this year with a 3rd place finish at 138 lbs. After picking up a fall in the second round, Suzuki ended up dropping a competitive match against #2 Christian Antonio in the semifinals. He rebounded with a gritty overtime win over #6 (at 132 lbs) Bonilla of Salinas.

Junior Philip Doan, wrestling up a weight at 145, placed 6th with a 2-2 record. After rolling through the first round, Doan was edged by #11 Meheen of Carmel in double overtime, 4-3. After a win in the consolation semis, Doan was defeated 6-3 by #6 (at 138) Barcenas of Salinas. In the 152 lb division, sophomore Calvin Cai finished the day with a 3-2 record, with two pins.

Justin Lin, 2-2
Koh Suzuki, 3-1, 3rd, 1 pin
Philip Doan, 2-2, 6th, 1 pin
Calvin Cai, 3-2, 2 pins
Armin Abolhassani, 0-2
Dash Lee, 3-1, 2nd, 1 pin
Neil Hanson, 0-2

At the Ladies Challenge tournament at Lynbrook, Gunn entered with four wrestlers and left with two champions and one runner-up. Seniors Natalie Cai and Kayla Lin both ended the day atop their weight divisions. Cai picked up four first period falls to dominate her 5-wrestler round robin bracket, earning her a perfect 4-0 record and her first tournament championship this year. Her second round victory was over #15 Chu of Silver Creek.

Kayla Lin was just as dominant, with a bye in the first round followed by three consecutive pins. Her finals match was the only one that lasted into the third period, where Lin pinned #7 Alexandra Lee of rival Palo Alto in 5:06.

Sophomore newcomer Mikayla Silverman also reached the finals, where she was stopped by her opponent from Half Moon Bay. Silverman racked up falls in the quarters and semifinals, including a victory over #6 Hernandez of Gilroy. Hernandez had placed 5th in last year’s CCS championships.

Jelena Hertzler, 0-2
Natalie Cai, 4-0, 1st, 4 pins
Kayla Lin, 3-0, 1st, 3 pins
Mikayla Silverman, 2-1, 2nd, 2 pins

Next up: the Titans are off until the dual meet season opener versus Cupertino, on January 3. The meet will be at Cupertino HS at 5:30 P.M.