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The Fresno City College Rams kept the train rolling with another impressive Team Championship at the 2017 Mike Tamana Invitational. The Rams had 3 individual Champions to outpace Mt. San Antonio College 128.50 to 112.50. Santa Rosa Junior College edged out Sacramento City College 92.50 to 91.00 to capture third place.

The Outstanding Lower Weight Wrestler honor went to Greg Viloria of Delta College and the Outstanding Upper Weight Wrestler was Skyline’s Ramon Guzman.

Results for the Mike Tamana Invitational are posted as well as tournament action photos.

Team Champions, Fresno City College

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#3 ranked Greg Viloria, wrestling at 125 for Delta College, has been named the Tech-Fall California Community College Wrestler of the Week. Greg was the Champion and Outstanding Lower Weight Wrestler at the Mike Tamana Invitational (hosted by Modesto JC)

Viloria wrestled for Merrill West HS in Tracy, CA. He is currently coached by Mike Sandler, Head Coach and Assistant Coach, Pierre Bondoc.

Greg Viloria, Delta College wrestling Josh Whisner, Mt. San Antonio College at the 2017 Mike Tamana Invitational.

#1 ranked Brandon Sotomayor, wrestling for East LA in the heavyweight division, has been named the Tech-Fall California Community College Wrestler of the Week. Brandon followed his championship at West Hills with a convincing performance at the always tough Santa Ana Tournament, where he was named the Outstanding Upper Weight wrestler.

Brandon wrestled for Centennial HS in Bakersfield and is coached by Ralph Valle, Head Coach and Monico Enriguez, Assistant Coach.

Following the Santa Ana Tournament the Individual and Team Rankings for the California Community Colleges has been updated. Fresno City College continues to hold down the number 1 position. Cerritos College maintains their hold on second place with a strong group at their heels.

Things heat up in October with conference duals, the Modesto tournament and the important North and South Duals. Winner of these duals will meet later in the season to determine the State Dual Team Champions.

The Fresno City Rams left no doubt who the early season favorites are by placing 10 wrestlers and crowning champions in 5 of the 10 weight classes. The Rams outdistanced Cerritos in the team race 165.5 to 93.5 with Sacramento City taking third scoring 91.5 team points. The brackets and photos from the tournament are now posted.

Outstanding wrestlers for the tournament were Isaiah Perez from Fresno and Brandon Sotomayor of East LA.

Fresno City College, Team Champions, photo by Chris Mora for Tech-Fall

Dylan Martinez, wrestling for Fresno City at 149 lbs, has been named the Tech-Fall California Community College Wrestler of the Week. Dylan, a returning CACC State Champion, won 4 of his 5 matches by fall. In the Finals he was matched up with returning state placer Joseph Dominguez of Mt. SAC, who he beat 10-4 to claim the 149 lb title.

Martinez, a graduate of Clovis HS, is coached by Head Coach Paul Keysaw, George Moreno and the talented Fresno City staff.

Dylan Martinez, Fresno City in action vs Joseph Dominguez, Mt SAC at the 2017 West Hills Invit.

Early season favorites Cerritos and Fresno City battled all day for the team championship at the 2017 West Hills Invitational. The Fresno City edged out Cerritos 131.5 to 127.5. Leading the way for Rams were their 4 Champions – Betancourt (125), Perez (133), Martinez (149), and Lopez (165). The Cerritos Falcons had strong performances throughout the tournament and coming away with two Champions, Nick Camacho at 141 and Aaron Negrette at 157.

Outstanding lower weight wrestler was Isaiah Perez (133) of Fresno City, while upper weight honors went to Kobe Rosas of host West Hills.

Place Winners and Team Scores for the West Hills Invitational are posted – https://caccwrestling.wordpress.com/results/individual-tournament-results/2017-west-hills-invitational/