Stellar gymnastics send three to regionals after NorCal finals
Stellar Gymnastics sent level 8 12-year-olds Ben Granholm and Chase Osmond, along with 13-year-old Seth Nix and 14-year-old Micheal Tittle, to the Northern California State Gymnastics Championships last weekend in Santa Cruz.
Of the entire field of level 8 competitors, only 30 spots are open for regional championship berths. At that regional meet, to be held in San Diego next month, the best competitors from NorCal, Nevada, Arizona, Southern California and Hawaii will showcase their skills.
Stellar’s Granholm, Nix and Tittle will be among them.
Granholm finished seventh in the state on vault, 12th on parallel bars and 11th on high bar. Nix took second place in the vault and 13th on the high bar, while Title placed sixth on the parallel bars.
Lyman Gilmore grappler takes second place at junior high state finals
Lyman Gilmore seventh grader Drew Hoskin took second place in the California Junior High State Folkstyle Championships last weekend in Selma.
Hoskin, 12, went 3-1 in the 89-pound weight class, finishing the season with a 45-2 record.
Hoskin pinned his first round opponent, won 8-0 in the second round and earned a 14-7 win the semifinals. In the championship round, Hoskin lost to Gilroy’s Jesse Delgado 7-4.
Gold Mine wrestling places 15 among top finishers at Woodland
The Gold Mine Wrestling Club had 15 wrestlers place in a Sacramento Area Wrestling Association meet at Woodland High School last weekend.
Five of those wrestlers won their respective age-group, weight divisions. Joe Stickney went 2-0 for the 112-pound championship of the Cadet Division (ages 15-16). Robin Callas was 3-0 for the 85-pound crown of the Schoolboy Division (13-14) and Tyler Szura won all four of his matches in the 71-pound bracket of the Novice division (11-12).
Joey Cena (3-0 at 37 pounds) and Matthew Corkery (2-0 at 42 pounds) also claimed first place in the Pee Wee division (8 and under).
Placing second were Dominic Garrity (1-1, 70 pounds); Johnny Callas (2-1, 66), Will Sumer (2-1, 73), Julian Purdue (2-1, 67), Jacob Purdy (1-1, 75) and Drew Maraglia (2-1, 152).
Third place finishes were earned by Ethan Garrity (1-1, 61), Bob Curtis (1-2, 93), Dennis Hogan (2-2, 55) and Todd Hayden (3-1, 105).
– The Union staff
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