A record setting Season and Championships
Our wrestlers began their season at The Westminster Classic where they competed with forty-two other teams. We took fourth and had eight individual placers.
Tin Nguyen and Amador Rodriguez 7th place
Loki Lawles and Gunner Brisbine 6th place
Ben Madrid 5th place
Karson Ayres 3rd place
Andrew Morgan 2nd place
and Junior Blake Vasquez was the champion of his division taking 1st place.
Later in the month we traveled to central California for the Clovis West Shootout and Zinkin Tournaments. This was an opportunity to face many of the toughest schools in the state from the Central Section. First, the team placed in the top ten in the Clovis West Shootout. The following wrestlers were individual placers:
Ben Madrid placed 4th
Blake Vasquez placed 3rd
and Andrew Morgan placed 2nd to the #1 wrestler in the state.
We continued our success up north at the Zinkin Classic where we placed 8th.
Blake Vasquez 6th
Ben Madrid 4th
And Andrew once again made it the finalist taking 2nd place.
After the Christmas break, our team competed in the Asics So Cal Classic and began our dual meet schedule. We crushed Los AL at all levels and Varsity won by a score of 58-23! The team won the Asics Tournament with over two hundred points and multiple place winners! Andrew and Karson Ayres were both Champions! Other place winners include:
Stone Escobedo 2nd
Blake Vasquez 2nd
Ben Madrid 2nd
David Galdimez 8th
For the first time in many years two Baron Wrestlers made it to the finals of our
prestigious Five Counties Invitational Tournament. Blake Vasquez and Andrew
Morgan both took second place to lead the team to a fifth place finish, our best in
over thirty years! Additionally, Stone Escobedo took seventh and Karson Ayres placed fifth.
Karson, Blake, and Andrew competed in the Orange County All Star Match. Blake and Drew defeated their opponents on their way to becoming the number one wrestlers in the county! The Wrestling Team moved to second in Orange County and stayed undefeated in the Sunset League. The JV and Freshmen teams also continued their undefeated streaks during this stretch of the season!
For the fourth straight year, our Baron wrestlers were Sunset League Champions! They defeated Newport Harbor 54-18 to clinch the championship. Captains Andrew Morgan and Blake Vasquez led the way with pins. We have scored over fifty points in every dual meet during the season and remained the number 2 team in the County. The JV and freshmen squads also won league titles going undefeated this season.
At the Sunset League Individual Finals, we continued our success with 13 wrestlers qualifying for CIF & 7 League Champions, the most in school history! C.I.F. Qualifiers were:
Tin Nguyen, Lolo Gomez, Loki Lawless, Gunner Brisbine, Kyle Knoke, and Adrian Nguyen.
First time champions were:
Stone Escobedo and Isaiah Prado.
Two time League champions were:
Karson Ayres, Ben Madrid, David Galdimez and Blake Vasquez. Our Captain Andrew Morgan became a three time Sunset League Champion!
Our Baron wrestlers are 2015 C.I.F. CHAMPIONS! This is our first C.I.F. championship in thirty years. Karson Ayers and Gunner Brisbine both placed fifth. Our team had 4 individual C.I.F. Champions: Andrew Morgan, Stone Escobedo, Ben Madrid, and Blake Vasquez! This was Andrew’s second consecutive C.I.F. title. These wrestlers competed in the Southern Section Masters meet where Andrew, Stone, and Ben all qualified for the second year in a row!
The wrestlers finished off the season with a great showing at the State Finals placing twenty-fifth out of two hundred and ninety six schools. Andrew Morgan placed third in the State! Andrew continued his success at the Nationals where he placed eighth at Virginia Beach and seventh at the FLO Nationals in Indiana, PA.
Congratulations to all our wrestlers, coaches, and parents on such a memorable season!