The Menlo-Atherton High wrestling team will be represented by five of its members when the Central Coast Section tournament begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Independence High School in San Jose.
Austin Wilson, the Peninsula Athletic League champion at 128 pounds, has the best chance to qualify for the state meet from M-A. He is not seeded for the CCS tournament, though after pinning three opponents in the PAL tournament, he cannot be overlooked.
Also representing the Bears are Sam Stroud, second in the PAL tournament at 154 pounds, third-pace finishers James Smith (162), Donald “Buster" LaHaye (172), Josh Buttrzam (195) and Hector Santana (fourth, 147 pounds).
M-A’s Temuulen Bat-Enkh, the top seed at 134 pounds, was knocked out of the tournament in his first bout after suffering a concussion. He won the match.
On the junior varsity level, Edward “Bingo” LaHaye finished third and Max Saunderby second in their divisions.
Wilson pinned El Camino High’s Mark Formalejo in 1:58 to claim the title. Stroud dropped an 8-4 decision to Terra Nova’s Aaron Williams in their title match.
Half Moon Bay High had five PAL champions in Joseph Lowman, who defended his title at 174 pounds, 122-pounder Spencer Boling, Neal Seaton at 197 pounds, Marcos Sarabia (222) and Jose Ayon (287).
South San Francisco’s Arthur Georgiyev won the 182-pound title and is the top seed in the weight class for the CCS tournament. Lowman is seeded second in his weight division.
Terra Nova’s Abdallah Mahmoud won the 162-pound title and is seeded sixth in the CCS tournament. El Camino High’s Marion Diokno (106) and Christian Diokno (113) also won titles and earned seeds.
Serra High, the West Catholic Athletic League champions, has several seeded wrestlers in the CCS tournament, including Luis Alvarez (fifth, 106 pounds), Elias Hernandez (second, 113), Jerry Delarosa (third, 132), Phillip Becerra (sixth, 152), and Chad Thodus (sixth, 182).
Central Coast Section Results and Schedule
Sequoia 57, Independence 53 (Division I)
Carlmont 51, Santa Clara 44 (Division I)
Wilcox 61, Menlo-Atherton 54 (Division I)
Woodside 66, Overfelt (Division II)
Terra Nova 66, Sobrato 62 (Division III)
Sequoia at Fremont, 7 p.m.
Carlmont at Milpitas, 7 p.m.
Pioneer at Aragon, 7 p.m.
Woodside at Leland, 7 p.m.
Terra Nova at Aptos, 7 p.m.
Prospect at Hillsdale, 7 p.m.
King City or Greenfield at Sacred Heart Prep, 5 p.m.
Homestead 41, Sequoia 36 (I)
Menlo-Atherton 53, Independence 25 (II)
Terra Nova 54, Del Mar 34 (III)
Half Moon Bay 43,, Carmel 12 (IV)
Menlo-Atherton at Milpitas, 5:30 p.m.
Santa Cruz at San Mateo, 7 p.m.
Terra Nova at Saratoga, 7 p.m.
Half Moon Bay at Mercy (San Francisco), 6 p.m.
King City at Sacred Heart Prep, 6:30 p.m.
Notre Dame (Belmont) at Seaside, 6 p.m.
Sacred Heart Prep 2, Carmel 1 (III)
Watsonville at Sequoia, 4 p.m.
Menlo-Atherton at Mountain View, 3 p.m.
Los Gatos at Serra, 3 p.m.
Menlo School at Burlingame, 6 p.m.
Santa Cruz at San Mateo, 3 p.m.
Leland at Menlo-Atherton, 6 p.m.
Santa Clara at Carlmont, 6 p.m.
Alisal at Sequoia, 6 p.m.
Burlingame at Saratoga, 6 p.m.
Aragon at Los Altos, 3 p.m.
Live Oak at Sacred Heart Prep, 3 p.m.