Lincoln grapplers close out season at Masters
STOCKTON – It wasn’t exactly what the Lincoln High wrestling program was hoping for at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters tournament at the Stockton Arena last week, but that’s where the best meet the best and anything can happen.
Senior Landon Croisant had the best outing of the four Fighting Zebras that advanced from the Division III section meet the week before.
Wrestling at 152-pounds, Croisant pinned Pitman’s Quentin Hernandez in the first period. He then earned a 6-0 decision over Nelson Lund of Bella Vista.
Croisant’s first loss came in a narrow 3-0 loss to Roman Romero of McNair. Romero went on to earn a second-place finish at Masters.
Croisant’s high school career came to a close against Jorge Perez of Armijo. Perez went on to also qualify for the California State Wrestling Championships.
Division III section 145-pound champion Santino Porter also saw his prep career come to a close at Masters.
The senior fell to Mario Mendieta of Tokay late in the third period and to Vista del Lago’s Ney Vencer in his final bout. Mendieta also qualified for state.
Joseph Palencia fell in his first 120-pound division match to Jansen Englebrecht of Del Oro. However, the junior bounced back to defeat Hayden Maltox of Pitman. He then went up against Hughson’s Anuar Ortiz and came out on the short end of a 9-6 decision.
Englebrecht went on to earn an invite to state.
Junior Austin Freymond had to go up against state-qualifier Mike Sexton of River City and lost by a technical fall.
Freymond then had to face Ivan Casteneda in a closely contested bout that went to the Laguna Creek wrestler by a score of 4-0.
Junior Shye Mosier earned some valuable experience wrestling at the state tournament in Visalia.
After receiving a bye in the first round of the 189-pound division, Mosier went up against Loara’s Rossy Dominguez. Dominguez earned an 8-1 decision and Mosier dropped into the consolation bracket.
She then battled Antelope’s Carolyn Siegler, but came up two-points short as Siegler advanced by taking a 3-1 decision.