Dillashaw to open against Tulare wrestlers


The first-round opponent for Bret Harte High School wrestler T.J. Dillashaw has been set for the CIF State Wrestling Championships, which begin Friday and runs through Saturday at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.

Dillashaw, the Mother Lode League and Small-School Sub-Section champion and No. 5 qualifier from the Sac-Joaquin Section at 112 pounds, will open against Central Section runner-up Blake Parreira of Tulare.

The winner of the all-junior match will move on to the second round against either Southern Section third-place finisher John Rojas from Canyon Springs of Moreno Valley or North Coast Section runner-up David Huynh from James Logan of Union City.

The Dillashaw-Parreira loser will have a major mountain to climb through the massive losers' bracket of the 33-wrestler draw.

Notables in Dillashaw's half of the first-round bracket are Sac-Joaquin champion Cory Borges of Hughson, San Diego Section champion Sergio Santillan from Hilltop of Escondido, and Central Coast Section champion Bobby Rivera from Overfelt of San Jose.

Santillan has a tough opener against Sac-Joaquin fourth-place finisher Micah Ferguson from Del Oro of Loomis, who was third in the state last year.

Dillashaw, Ferguson, Borges, Sam Fragoza of Calaveras, and Curtis Schurkamp of Escalon have had a running battle all season, and it's probable that some of them will knock heads again this weekend.

Dillashaw is Bret Harte's first state qualifier in six years. He'll be wrestling in the last state event to he held at UOP, which has been the host site since 1988. The tournament has outgrown UOP's 6,100-seat Spanos Center and will be held from 2004-06 at the 10,000-seat Centennial Garden in Bakersfield.

The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Sonora hosts 3-way scrimmage Saturday


An important evaluation process will take place Saturday morning when the Sonora ... more

Bears hope to bring winning ways back to Tuolumne


The Summerville Bears are the “Little Engines” of the Mother Lode League. ... more

Bow hunters prepare: Season starts tomorrow


Summer is winding down and hunting seasons are approaching. For those deer ... more

Wahlbrink takes over Sonora volleyball program


Amy Wahlbrink finally has her dream job. Wahlbrink has been a volleyball ... more

Swimmers complete Alcatraz swim


The skies cleared as over 1,000 swimmers Sunday, Aug. 14 as they ... more