Thursday Jan 12 2012
Mark Fuller Wrestling Tournament at Lincoln High
By: Staff Report
Matches begin 9 a.m. Saturday
Seven mats in both gymnasiums at Lincoln High School will come alive as 25 schools descend on the campus for the Mark Fuller Wrestling Tournament this Saturday starting at 9.m. The Fighting Zebras varsity comes in with an 8-4 record, and the junior varsity has compiled an 11-2 record. The varsity was first at Granite Bay’s dual tournament, and placed third at Ponderosa’s. The JV were also first in the Grizzly's event, and second at Ponderosa. Lincoln will feature wrestlers Ero Wainio, who has a first and two thirds so far this season. At El Camino he took the gold without giving up a single point the entire tournament. Marcus Gillett has three bronze medals he earned at Vista Del Lago, Western Invitational, and El Camino. Freshman J. D. Edwards leads the team in wins, and was fourth at El Camino. Drew Suchomel gained a second at Vista Del Lago and a fourth at Western Invitational. Unfortunately, Suchomel sustained a neck injury that ended his campaign for this season. Top JV wrestlers to watch are Josh Myers (now varsity), Evan Deatherage, Sam Brashear, and Joseph Palencia; all have won multiple tournaments. Fuller is a Lincoln High graduate and four-time member of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team. He will attend the start of the tournament and give a short talk before the action begins. It is estimated the tournament finals will begin 5 p.m. The tournament is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The snack bar will be open all day. Following are the teams expected to compete: Lincoln, Yuba City, Del Campo, McQueen, Christian Brothers, Del Oro, Nevada Unior, Gridley, Pershing County, Natomas, Jesuit, Encina, Golden Sierra, Live Oak, Reno, Wheatland, Las Plumas, Florin, Center, River Valley, Placer, Biggs, Willows, Pleasant Valley, and Upper Lake.