Updated: December 11, 2019

 

STATE RANKINGS

 

Wrestlers are placed at their projected weights – targeting where they will be in January when the +2 pounds weight allowance goes into effect. At season’s end, these rankings will be used to seed the CIF State Tournament. Rankings mean very little once the whistle blows but having a centralized, data-driven resource that accurately tracks the top CA wrestlers (from a total pool of 25,000+) is a good thing. The goal is to be as transparent as possible and list every competitor (within reason) who has a good shot at qualifying for state.

 

There is a predictive nature to these rankings – over the past five years, applying the final rankings released prior to the state meet, 91% of eventual state medalists were ranked in the top 12 and nearly 97% were ranked in the top 16. I pride in maintaining the integrity of the quarterfinals match-ups as those usually mean the correct wrestlers were seeded. Over the past three state meets, nearly 99% (331 of 336) of the eventual quarterfinalists were seeded in the top 16 with 96% (322 of 336) seeded in the top 12.

 

The margin separating wrestlers outside the top 20+ is slim – so unless there’s compelling evidence to put a wrestler much higher on the list, don’t be discouraged. In my view, it’s more important to properly sort out the top 20 in each weight class rather than nitpick on whether a #35 deserves to be a #26 or debate about the last couple honorable mention (HM) spots. Besides, just being listed means a wrestler is in the top 3% of all CA competitors, which is a major accomplishment in itself.

 

Rankings criteria will be consistent with those applied at tournament seeding meetings – among them, (1) head-to-head results, prioritizing most recent match-up if H2Hs are even; (2) returning state medalist or qualifier; (3) returning section medalist; (4) common opponents; (5) quality of tournament schedule. Another important component by season’s end (for state seeding) will be overall body of work as case-by-case discretion must be made when H2Hs conflict or are lacking.

 

I welcome feedback, questions, or corrections at castateranker@gmail.com.

 

KEY:  Rank – Wrestler – Grade – Team – Section – Previous Results –

State Medalist

State Qualifier

 

 


 

 

106 POUNDS

 

1 106

Andre Gonzales

11

Poway

San Diego

’19: 1st SDS, 3rd CA (106)

2 106

Maxximus Martinez

9

St. John Bosco

Southern

.

3 106

Laz Maldonado

12

Clovis West

Central

’18: 6th CS, 4-2 Top 12 CA (106)

’17: 1-3 CS (106)

4 106

Zeth Romney

10

Chaminade

Southern

’19: 3rd SS, 5th CA (106)

5 106

Cisco Cabrera

Raymond Lopez

9

11

Buchanan

Central

.

6 106

Dominic Mendez

10

Righetti

Central

’19: 3rd CS, 2-2 CA (106)

7 106

Clarence Moore

9

Gilroy

Central Coast

.

8 106

Calvin Antonio

11

Evergreen Valley

Central Coast

’19: 2nd CCS, 1-2 CA (106); DEF

’18: 3-2 Qtrs. CCS (106)

9 106

Beau Mantanona

9

Palm Desert

Southern

.

10 106

Isaac Herrera

9

Del Oro

Sac Joaquin

.

11 106

Michael Torres

10

Oakdale

Sac Joaquin

.

12 106

Noah Arsitio

11

Clovis North

Central

’19: 4th CS, 2-2 CA (106)

13 106

Matt Terrence

10

Clovis

Central

’19: 5th CS, 3-2 CA (106)

14 106

Nikko Beato

11

Rancho Bernardo

San Diego

’19: 2nd SDS, 0-2 CA (106)

’18: 3rd SDS, 0-2 CA (106)

15 106

Lorenzo Gunn

12

Benicia

Sac Joaquin

’18: 0-2 SJS (106)

16 106

Adrian Ledezma

12

Roosevelt

Southern

’19: 1-2 SS (106)

17 106

Ethan Perryman

11

Temecula Valley

Southern

’19: 2-2 SS (106)

18 106

Naythan Galbiso

11

Imperial

San Diego

’19: 3rd SDS, 0-2 CA (106)

19 106

Logan Valledor

10

Vacaville

Sac Joaquin

.

20 106

Giovanni Guzman

11

Carter

Southern

’19: 1-2 S (106)

’18: 0-2 SS (106)

21 106

Santino Sanchez

10

San Marino

Southern

.

22 106

Nathan Lopez

12

Hillcrest

Southern

’19: 2-3 Qtrs. SS (106)

23 106

Jorge Soriano

10

San Fernando

Los Angeles

.

24 106

Trenton Guillermo

11

Cajon

Southern

’18: 2-2 SS (106)

25 106

Ashawn Perez

9

Yucaipa

Southern

.

26 106

Artie Carranza

10

Arlington

Southern

’19: 2-2 SS (106)

27 106

Caleb Park

9

Calvary Chapel

Southern

.

28 106

Adam Trejo

12

Alemany

Southern

.

29 106

Joseph Pangelinan

12

Murrieta Valley

Southern

’19: 1-2 SS (106)

30 106

Kade Ayres

10

Fountain Valley

Southern

.

31 106

Julio Bautista

12

Folsom

Sac Joaquin

.

32 106

Nate Gonzalez

10

Selma

Central

.

33 106

Nick Trave

11

Petaluma

North Coast

’19: 4th NCS (106)

34 106

Isaiah Rubio

10

Windsor

North Coast

’19: 7th NCS (106)

35 106

Dylan McDonald

10

Lemoore

Central

’19: 2-2 CS (106)

36 106

Jesse Silva

12

Rio Mesa

Southern

’19: 1-2 SS (106)

37 106

Nick Stringer

12

Nordhoff

Southern

’18: 0-2 SS (106)

38 106

Alexis Vazquez

12

Villa Park

Southern

.

39 106

Liam Nelson

10

Orland

Northern

’19: 3rd NS (106)

40 106

Zachary Ikaika Ramos

12

Olympian

San Diego

’19: 5th SDS (106)

HM 106

Ray Harris

9

Buchanan

Central

.

HM 106

Justin Ramirez

11

Clovis

Central

.

HM 106

Roland Baca

10

James Logan

North Coast

.

HM 106

Aiden Wilder

10

Grace Davis

Sac Joaquin

’19: 2-2 Qtrs. SJS (106)

HM 106

Sebastian Rodriguez

11

Laguna Hills

Southern

.

HM 106

Fernando Diaz Marquez

11

Half Moon Bay

Central Coast

’19: 4th CCS (106)

HM 106

Jeremiah Mateo

12

Sacred Heart

Central Coast

’19: 5th CCS (106)

HM 106

Michael Huh

10

Westmont

Central Coast

’19: 2-2 CCS (106)

HM 106

Jasias Carrasco

9

Dinuba

Central

.

HM 106

Jeremy Lee Oani

9

Righetti

Central

.

 

 

106 NOTES: Not too much change up top as the elite wrestlers have not recorded any results. Should be an exciting weekend with the Reno TOC on tap – some heavyweights will attend, including Poway, Gilroy, SJ Bosco, Clovis North, and Bakersfield.

 

 

 

113 POUNDS

 

1 113

Richard Figueroa

11

Selma

Central

’19: 1st CS, 1st CA (106)

’18: 1st CS, 1st CA (106)

2 113

Joey Cruz

10

Clovis North

Central

’19: 4th CS, 3rd CA (120)

3 113

Jack Gioffre

10

Buchanan

Central

’19: 2nd CS, 2nd CA (106)

4 113

Brayden Abell

11

Oakdale

Sac Joaquin

’19: 3rd SJS, 4th CA (106)

’18: 5th SJS, 1-2 CA (106)

5 113

Fernando Barreto

10

Rowland

Southern

’19: 1st SS, 6th CA (106); DEF

6 113

Brock Bobzien

10

Poway

San Diego

’19: 1st SDS, 1-2 CA (113)

7 113

Zachary Thompson

11

Palma

Central Coast

’19: 2nd CCS, 3-2 CA (113)

’18: 3rd CCS, 1-2 CA (106)

8 113

Ryan Luna

10

St. Francis

Central Coast

’19: 1st CCS, DEF Qtrs. CA (106)

9 113

Dario Lemus

9

Clovis

Central

.

10 113

Sean Solis

10

Fountain Valley

Southern

’19: 7th SS, 4-2 Top 12 CA (106)

11 113

Isaiah Kainoa Medina

10

Vacaville

Sac Joaquin

’19: 4th SJS, 1-2 CA (106)

12 113

Chris Calderon

11

Esperanza

Southern

’19: 2nd SS, 2-2 CA (106)

’18: 1-2 SS (106)

13 113

Tiger Ortiz

11

Calvary Chapel

Southern

’19: 6th SS, 4-2 Top 12 CA (106)

14 113

Justin Rodriguez

10

Palm Desert

Southern

.

15 113

Michael Mallot

12

Union Mine

Sac Joaquin

’19: 5th SJS, 0-2 CA (106)

’18: 0-2 SJS (106)

16 113

Salahdin Farukh

11

Valley

Sac Joaquin

’19: 6th SJS, 0-2 CA (106)

17 113

Abraham Cerda

10

Hoover

Central

’19: 7th CS, 0-2 CA (106)

18 113

Jaxson Taber

9

Del Oro

Sac Joaquin

.

19 113

Zack Fierro

Amit Klair

9

11

Gilroy

Central Coast

’19: 6th CCS (120); DEF

’18: 4th CCS (106)

20 113

Jaden Ramos

12

Redwood

North Coast

’19: 4th NCS (113)

21 113

Danny Myles

10

Oakmont

Sac Joaquin

’19: DEF. Qtrs. SJS (106)

22 113

Francisco Alcantar

11

Nipomo

Central

’19: 8th CS, DEF CA (106)

23 113

Andrew Diaz

10

Bakersfield

Central

.

24 113

Aidan Munoz

9

Temecula Valley

Southern

.

25 113

Bobby Cuevas, Jr.

10

De La Salle

North Coast

’19: 2nd NCS, 0-2 CA (106)

26 113

Daniel Moreno

12

Brawley

San Diego

’19: 4th SDS, 2-2 CA (106); DEF

27 113

Joshua Acala

12

Frontier

Central

’19: 10th CS, 1-2 CA (106)

28 113

Thomas Le

10

Laguna Hills

Southern

.

29 113

Nathan Muniz

12

Hillcrest

Southern

’19: 1-2 SS (113)

30 113

Allan Hendricks

10

Centennial

Southern

’19: 1-2 SS (106)

31 113

Eden Olvera

12

ML King

Southern

’19: 1-2 SS (106)

32 113

Jose Sanchez

12

Maria Carrillo

North Coast

’19: 5th NCS (113)

’18: 7th NCS (113)

33 113

Brody Dollins

11

Sutter

Northern

’19: 1st NS, 0-2 CA (106)

’18: 3rd NS (106)

34 113

Daniel Lopez

12

Folsom

Sac Joaquin

.

35 113

Daniel Penagos

12

Paramount

Southern

.

36 113

Ricky Valdez

10

Hesperia

Southern

’19: 1-2 SS (106)

37 113

Matthew Jordan

12

Valhalla

San Diego

’19: 6th SDS (113)

’18: 4-2 SDS (106)

38 113

Manuel Angulo

12

Coachella Valley

Southern

’19: 0-2 SS (113)

’18: 1-2 SS (106)

39 113

Mac Le Gaspe

11

Northview

Southern

.

40 113

Yousuf Zigan

12

Durham

Northern

’19: 4th NS (113)

’18: 1st NS, 0-2 CA (106)

HM 113

Justin Wells

9

Clovis North

Central

.

HM 113

Ryan Lobato

9

Chaparral

Southern

.

HM 113

Desizion Costa

11

Yuba City

Sac Joaquin

’19: 8th SJS (106)

HM 113

Isaiah Ortiz

12

La Mirada

Southern

.

HM 113

Adrian Perciado

11

Serrano

Southern

’19: 2-2 SS (106)

HM 113

Alex Subias

11

Orange Lutheran

Southern

’19: 0-2 SS (106)

HM 113

Joseph Pia

12

El Capitan

Sac Joaquin

’19: 2-2 SJS (106)

HM 113

Connor Wiley

11

Bella Vista

Sac Joaquin

.

HM 113

Josh Longoria

11

Kingsburg

Central

’19: 3-3 CS (106)

HM 113

Brandon Eusebio

9

Rancho Bernardo

San Diego

.

HM 113

Edberto Davalos

11

Turlock

Sac Joaquin

.

HM 113

Zach Gross

12

Wallenberg

San Francisco

’19: 1st SFS, 0-1 CA (106)

’18: 1st SFS, 0-2 CA (106)

HM 113

Jesus Plasencia

12

Eastlake

San Diego

’19: 6th SDS (106)

HM 113

Albert Truong

11

Freedom

North Coast

’19: 5th NCS (106)

HM 113

Conor Uyekawa

12

Los Alamitos

Southern

.

 

 

113 NOTES: Same deal here. #3 Gioffre lost to Limon at Bakersfield but Limon is projected to stay at 120. #5 Barreto wrestled at 126 at La Costa Canyon so it’ll be interesting to see if he can work down to 113 – I’ll keep him here for now.

 

 

 

120 POUNDS

 

1 120

Tristan Lujan

12

Selma

Central

’19: 1st CS, 1st CA (113)

’18: 2nd CS, 4th CA (113)

’17: 3rd CS, 2-2 Qtrs. CA (106)

2 120

Carlos Negrete

11

Buchanan

Central

’19: 2nd CS, 2nd CA (113)

’18: 2nd CS, 2nd CA (106)

3 120

Isriel Tubera

12

Pitman

Sac Joaquin

’19: 1st SJS, 3rd CA (113)

’17: 3rd SJS, 7th CA (106)

4 120

Richard C. Sandoval

12

Santa Ynez

Southern

’19: 2nd SS, 5th CA (120)

’18: 9th SS, 0-2 CA (113)

’17: 2-3 Qtrs. SS (106)

5 120

Christian Cabuag

11

Sobrato

Central Coast

’19: 1st CCS, 6th CA (113)

’18: 2nd CCS, 2-2 CA (113)

6 120

Mike Bigler

12

Riordan

Central Coast

’19: 3rd CCS, 7th CA (113)

’18: 5th CCS (106)

7 120

Damion Elliot

10

Del Oro

Sac Joaquin

’19: 2nd SJS, 2-2 Qtrs. CA (113)

8 120

Adrian Limon

10

Northview

Southern

.

9 120

Hayden Zinkin

10

Clovis North

Central

’19: 4th CS, 4-2 Top 12 CA (113)

10 120

Johnny Lopez

10

Poway

San Diego

.

11 120

Abel AJ Gaitan

10

Yucaipa

Southern

’19: 4th SS, N/A CA (113)

12 120

Yoshiya Funakoshi

10

West Torrance

Southern

’19: 4th SS, 8th CA (106)

13 120

Adrian Chavez

12

Central

Central

’18: 7th CS, 3-2 CA (113)

14 120

George Rosas

10

Clovis

Central

.

15 120

Tony Yuke

11

McClatchy

Sac Joaquin

’19: 6th SJS, 1-2 CA (113)

16 120

Carter Bailey

11

Granada

North Coast

’19: 3rd NCS, 2-2 CA (113)

17 120

Jesse Gayton

12

Lemoore

Central

’19: 5th CS, 2-2 CA (120)

’18: 10th CS, 0-2 CA (120)

18 120

Tommy Lavigne

12

Valley Center

San Diego

’18: 1st SDS, 0-2 CA (106)

19 120

Jake Quintana

10

Valencia

Southern

’19: 9th SS, 3-2 CA (106)

20 120

Joaquin Arroyo

10

Calvary Chapel

Southern

’19: 5th SS, 2-2 CA (106)

21 120

Zach Parker

10

Fountain Valley

Southern

’19: 6th SS, 0-2 CA (113)

22 120

Christian Loera

11

San Fernando

Los Angeles

’19: 1st LAS, 2-2 CA (113)

’18: 1st LAS, 0-2 CA (106)

23 120

Vincent Reyes

12

South Torrance

Southern

’19: 8th SS, 0-2 CA (113)

24 120

Jake Stone

12

Roseville

Sac Joaquin

’18: 1st SJS, 2-2 CA (106)

25 120

Dylan Maples

11

Bella Vista

Sac Joaquin

’19: 2nd SJS, 1-2 CA (106)

26 120

Devin Avedissian

10

Temecula Valley

Southern

’19: 3-3 SS (113)

27 120

John Valdez

11

Grace Davis

Sac Joaquin

’19: DEF, SJS (113)

’18: 7th SJS (106)

28 120

Javier Castro

12

Dinuba

Central

’19: 8th CS, 0-2 CS (113)

29 120

Ashton Onsurez

11

Centennial

Central

’19: 9th CS, 0-2 CA (113)

30 120

Russell Nickerson

11

Quincy

Northern

’19: 2nd NS, 0-2 CA (120)

31 120

Nicolas Demers

12

Mater Dei Catholic

San Diego

’19: 2nd SDS, 0-2 CA (113)

32 120

Dylan Atherton

12

Arroyo

Southern

’19: 3-3 SS (113)

33 120

Raul Jimenez

12

San Marino

Southern

’19: 1-2 SS (120)

34 120

Zack Stone

11

Orange Lutheran

Southern

.

35 120

Gavin Concepcion

12

Rancho Bernardo

San Diego

’19: 3rd SDS, 0-2 CA (113)

’18: 2nd SDS, 0-2 CA (106)

’17: 4th SDS, 0-2 CA (106)

36 120

Oscar Alfaro

9

Gilroy

Central Coast

.

37 120

Javier Jimenez

11

Redwood

Central

’19: 10th CS, DEF CIF (113)

38 120

Darien Banuelos

12

Carson

Los Angeles

’19: 1st LAS, 0-2 CA (120)

39 120

Julian Victoria

11

Dublin

North Coast

’19: 4th NCS (120)

40 120

Enzo Fukunaga

11

Woodbridge

Southern

’19: 2-2 SS (113)

HM 120

Nicholas Bermudez

Reggie Raiz

12

9

Buchanan

Central

’18: 7th CS, 2-2 CA (106)

HM 120

Riley Fitzsimmons

11

Alta Loma

Southern

’19: 1-2 SS (113)

HM 120

Steve Caday

9

Laguna Hills

Southern

.

HM 120

Anthony Pereya

10

Chaparral

Southern

’19: 3-3 SS (106)

HM 120

Gioseppi Nonaca

11

San Clemente

Southern

.

HM 120

Jonathan Hernandez

9

Oakdale

Sac Joaquin

.

HM 120

Anthony Maldonado

12

Brawley

San Diego

’19: 4th SDS, 1-2 CA (113)

HM 120

Mikey McGruder

10

Poway

San Diego

.

HM 120

Caleb Garcia

12

La Serna

Southern

.

HM 120

Rawlin Szewczyk

12

Great Oak

Southern

’19: 0-2 SS (113)

HM 120

Dylan Gundersen

12

Centennial

Southern

’19: 1-2 SS (113)

HM 120

Fernando Andrade

11

Paramount

Southern

’19: 0-2 SS (113)

HM 120

Tyson Escobedo

10

Righetti

Central

.

HM 120

Kyle Obien

12

Oakmont

Sac Joaquin

’19: 8th SJS (120)

HM 120

Victor Salceda

12

Capistrano

Southern

.

 

 

120 NOTES: The top 4 wrestlers have all posted results, albeit at 126. The big mover is #8 Limon, who moves up 7 spots after beating Jack Gioffre (Buchanan). It’s a tough weight class with quality guys 20-deep so expect plenty of movement in and out of the top 10 throughout the year. I had Nicco Ruiz (SJ Bosco) here at #7 with hopes he can get down this low but it looks like he’ll be in the 132-138 range, at best. He may have to beat out a top-10-ranked teammate for a starting spot.

 

 

 

126 POUNDS

 

1 126

Maximo Renteria

11

Buchanan

Central

’19: 1st CS, 1st CA (120)

’18: 1st CS, 1st CA (113)

2 126

Jason Miranda

12

Poway

San Diego

’19: 1st SDS, 3rd CA (126)

’18: 1st SDS, 5th CA (113)

3 126

Wayne Joint

11

Lemoore

Central

’19: 1st CS, 5th CA (126)

’18: 10th CS, 2-2 CA (113)

4 126

Jacob Rivera

12

Selma

Central

’19: 2nd CS, 6th CA (120)

5 126

Justin Mouritsen

12

Clovis

Central

’19: 3rd CS, 4th CA (113)

’18: 4th CS, 4th CA (106)

6 126

Jayden Gomez

11

Gilroy

Central Coast

’18: 1st CCS, 5th CA (106)

7 126

Korey Mendoza

12

Yucaipa

Southern

’19: 9th SS, 8th CA (126)

’18: 0-2 SS (126)

’17: 1-2 SS (120)

8 126

William Giron

12

Turlock

Sac Joaquin

’19: 3rd SJS, 2-2 Qtrs. CA (113)

’18: 3rd SJS, 8th CA (106)

’17: 6th SJS, 1-2 CA (106)

9 126

Adam Arenas

12

Lincoln

Central Coast

’19: 1st CCS, 4-2 Top 12 CA (120)

’17: 1st CCS, I-D CA (106)

10 126

Brian Benevidez

12

Porterville

Central

’17: 7th CS, 0-2 CA (106)

11 126

Sean Yamasaki

12

Dos Pueblos

Southern

’19: 1-2 SS (126)

’18: 10th SS (113)

12 126

Jacob Salcedo

9

St. John Bosco

Southern

.

13 126

Clayton Bashor

11

Oakdale

Sac Joaquin

’19: 4th SJS, 2-2 CA (120)

’18: 6th SJS, 0-2 CA (113)

14 126

Will Thornton

12

Sutter

Northern

’19: 1st NS, 0-2 CA (120)

’18: 2nd NS, 1-2 CA (126)

15 126

Harrison Nguyen

12

Evergreen Valley

Central Coast

’19: 3rd CCS, 1-2 CA (120)

’18: 4th CCS (120)

16 126

Eric Almarinez

10

Vacaville

Sac Joaquin

’19: DEF, Qtrs. SJS (113)

17 126

Noah Ozuna

11

Bakersfield

Central

’18: 6th CS, 1-2 CA (113)

18 126

Ryan Watts

11

Clovis North

Central

.

19 126

David Vasquez

11

Los Osos

Southern

’19: 2-2 SS (113)

20 126