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Elk Grove Citizen

EG's Sandoval, Schneider & LC's Hoover place at State Wrestling

Feb 26, 2024 08:50PM ● By John Hull

Photo by John Hull

Nick Bulanin of Elk Grove rides his opponent Jan. 9 during the first night of Delta League dual wrestling matches at Pleasant Grove High School. Elk Grove defeated the Eagles, 64-9, and Cosumnes Oaks, 76-6.

Results from the CIF State Wrestling Championships, Mechanics Bank Arena, Bakersfield, Feb. 20-22


Zack Hoover, Laguna Creek, 106 pounds –

1st round pinned Daniel Mendoza, Victor Valley, 1:53

Round of 32 decisioned Caden Herrera, Bakersfield, 5-0

Round of 16 pinned Alijah Ortiz, Clovis North, 1:05

Quarterfinals lost to Aiden Garcia, Palma, 3-2

Saturday – Consolation rounds

7th Place match – lost to Zachary Samano, Chino, 6-1


David Maxson, Elk Grove, 113 pounds –

1st round lost to Anthony Castillo, Central, 15-3

Consolation lost to Ian Morales, Exeter Union, 11-1


Josiah Sandoval, Elk Grove, 120 pounds –

1st round pinned Jonathan Madera, Chino, 2:58

Round of 32 major decision over Arno Vardanyan, Birmingham, 11-3

Quarterfinals lost to Ronnie Ramirez, Walnut, 9-1

Saturday – Consolation rounds

7th place match – lost to C.J. Huerta, Buchanan, 9-4


Noah Daniels, Sheldon, 157 pounds –

1st round pinned Nathan Sanders, Anderson, 3:17

Round of 32 pinned by Leo Contino, Buchanan, 1:03

Consolation major decision over Chris Vallegas, Rancho Bernardo, 8-0

Consolation round of eight was decisioned by Carson Howell of Vacaville, 5-2


Declan Follette, Laguna Creek, 285 pounds –

1st round lost to Enrique Hernandez, El Cajon Valley, 7-3

Consolation pinned Peter Fulgentes, Royal, 2:06

Cons. Rnd of 16 decisioned Devon Bertoli, Cardinal Newman, 8-1

Cons. Rnd of 8 pinned Miguel Saldan, Indio, 3:57

Cons. Rnd of 4 lost to Santiago Benitz, Villa Park, 1-0



Skye Schneider, Elk Grove, 130 pounds –

1st round decisioned Kyli Stanley, Granite Hills, 6-5

Round of 16 pinned Lana Nguyen, Dublin, 3:52

Round of 8 lost to Jasmine Macias, Walnut, 4-2

Consolation Rnd decisioned M.Loepp, Montclair, 6-2

3rd place bout pinned by Jasmine Macias, Walnut, 3:38


Giselle Solano, Franklin, 100 pounds –

1st round decisioned Mia Navarro, Palm Desert, 7-2

Round of 16 lost to Lily Dizon, Pitman, 8-6

Consolation defeated Alyssa Prado, Mayfair, 5-0

Major decision over Aliah Bertalotto, Turlock, 9-1

Pinned by Marlee Solomon, Newport Harbor, 5:00


Chrystina Ballejos, Sheldon, 170 pounds –

1st round decisioned Citlali Contreras, Palm Desert, 9-5

Round of 16 lost to Skylar Pisor, Atascadero, 10-0

Consolation pinned by Alexandria Perez, La Costa Canyon, 4:58

Decisioned by Alyssa Guzman, Orange Vista, 7-5


Leanna Luchico, Laguna Creek, 110 pounds-

1st round lost to Sophia Darer, Terra Nova, 12-2

Consolation pinned Jennifer Flores, Orange Lutheran, 2:02

Lost to Khloe Soria, Porterville, 7-1