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2017 CIF-LACS Finals Results

After what should have been two great days of wrestling, that were unfortunately tarnished by the weigh-in scandal on the second day, we now know the 14 wrestlers that will be representing this Section at the CIF State Championships in Visalia on February 24th and 25th.

San Fernando took the team title with 306 points. In second place, Birmingham with 252 team-points. And, in third place L. A. Poly with a total of 123 points.

Congratulations to all the placers and we look forward to seeing the champions this upcoming Friday and Saturday! If you would like to take a look at the brackets, you can do it by clicking on the link 2017 LACS Girls Final Brackets

101 LBS
1 Jaslyn Avila – L.A. Polytechnic
2 Jessica Vasquez – San Fernando
3 Madissen Alvarado – Birmingham
4 Marcela Pajares – Bell
5 Stephanie Banuelos – Granada Hills
6 Emily Villanueva – Franklin

106 LBS
1 Paris Valencia – San Fernando
2 Veronica Machain – Birmingham
3 Dhamar Chacon – Van Nuys
4 Camila Zarasua – Sylmar
5 Aliyah Rollins – Granada Hills
6 Esther Laguna – Eagle Rock

111 LBS
1 Diane Cuadras – Birmingham
2 Nicole Posada – San Fernando
3 Giselle Amendariz – Bell
4 Genesis Flores – Van Nuys
5 Alyssa De Fazio – San Pedro
6 Angela Contreras – NV Military Institute

116 LBS
1 Alexandra Cota – San Fernando
2 Hanna Tanap – Carson
3 Jasmine Hernandez – Cesar Chavez
4 Diana Leyva – Monroe
5 Louisa Tampi – Granada Hills
6 Samantha Cerda – Marquez

121 LBS
1 Samantha Muñoz – San Fernando
2 Salma Morales – Granada Hills
3 Sophia Villalta – L.A. Polytechnic
4 Abigail Olivares – Eagle Rock
5 Silvia Calleja – San Pedro
6 Natalie Flores – Birmingham

126 LBS
1 Karla Rivera – Birmingham
2 Rosalinda Arana – San Fernando
3 Nathalie Aldana – Chatsworth
4 Ashley Medel L.A. Wilson
5 Sydney Barrios – San Pedro
6 Hazel Lemus – Sylmar

131 LBS
1 Trinity Duarte – San Fernando
2 Jessica Juarez – Bell
3 Yesenia Escobar – San Pedro
4 Destiny Taufahema – Birmingham
5 Suleica Macias – L.A. Wilson
6 Martha Briceño – Monroe

137 LBS
1 Yea Gi Sarabia – San Fernando
2 Chloe DeSousa – Granada Hills
3 Destiny Garcia – Narbonne
4 Elvidia Rivera – Monroe
5 Brianna Sassola – Birmingham
6 Maricela Moreno – Sylmar

143 LBS
1 Gianna Anaya – San Fernando
2 Zyana Cabrera – Birmingham
3 Mitchell Martinez – Cleveland
4 Jessica Chua – Granada Hills
5 Vanessa Rodriguez – Monroe
6 Madeline Flores – L.A. Polytechnic

150 LBS
1 Christine Contreras – L.A. Polytechnic
2 Tiffany Calderon – Birmingham
3 Jannie Renderos – Sylmar
4 Laura Torres – Carson
5 Audrey Hernandez – Eagle Rock
6 Sofia Sanchez – Narbonne

160 LBS
1 Adelina Parra – San Fernando
2 Alex Messing – L.A. Polytechnic
3 Jessica Flores Rodrigu – Panorama
4 Dominique Hernandez – Birmingham
5 Lisset Basilio – Cleveland
6 Destiny Velasquez – Sylmar

170 LBS
1 Sandra Castrejon – San Fernando
2 Adela Chavez – L.A. Polytechnic
3 Jamie Villalobos – Birmingham
4 Vianeth Jimenez – Cleveland
5 Melissa Prado – Carson
6 Yuliana Burgara L.A. Wilson

189 LBS
1 Alex Castillo – Birmingham
2 Angela Buenrrostro – Monroe
3 Vanessa Contreras – San Fernando
4 Jennifer Bentancourt – Bell
5 Haninah De la Cruz – Chatsworth
6 Joseline Valenzuela VAU- Granada Hills

235 LBS
1 Kimberly De La Cruz – Birmingham
2 Samantha Vazquez – San Fernando
3 Kaila Osorio – Palisades
4 Leann Chapman – Granada Hills
5 Cristina Santoyo – Monroe
6 Giselle Ochoa – Narbonne

UPDATE: LACS Weigh-in Outrage

Hours ago, I posted about the wrestler that was barred from weighing in at the CIF-LACS Finals for doing some sit-ups in the pre-weigh-in area. I have an update on that story.

Unfortunately, despite the efforts of all coaches in attendance, the wrestler was not allowed to weigh in and as a result was unable to wrestle and possibly missed out on the opportunity to go to the CIF State Championships.

A lot of readers have shared the outrage the coaches displayed in the accompanying video to the original post but some have asked if maybe the Weight Assessor was in the right.

The NFHS Wrestling Rule book states the following: Rule 4, Section 4, Article 3

At anytime the use of sweat boxes; hot showers; whirlpools; rubber, vinyl and plastic-type suits; or similar artificial heating devices; diuretics; or other methods for quick weight reduction purposes is prohibited and shall disqualify an individual from competition.

Do a few sit-ups fall under that rule?

NFHS Rule 4, Section 5, Article 3  states:

For any event, all contestants shall be present in and remain in the designated weigh-in area at the time established by the meet administration. Contestants shall not leave the designated weigh -in area unless permission is granted by the meet administration . Dual meet weigh-in shall proceed through the weight classes beginning with the random draw selected weight class, continue through the weight classes, wrap around to the 106-pound weight class and end immediately upon the completion of the highest weight class preceding the random draw selected weight class. When all wrestlers for a weight class have had an opportunity to weigh in and the next class is called, that weight class is closed. Tournament weigh-in may proceed by team( s) with the lowest weight class to the highest and end immediately upon the completion of the highest weight class. A contestant shall weigh in for only one weight class during the weigh-in period. If only one scale is available, a contestant may step on and off that scale two times to allow for mechanical inconsistencies in the scale. If multiple scales are available, a contestant may step on and off the first scale two times to allow for mechanical inconsistencies in that scale. If the contestant fails to make weight on the first scale, the contestant shall immediately step on each available scale one time in an attempt to make weight. During time off the scale( s), activities that promote dehydration are prohibited.

Being that the wrestler had not stepped on any scale, “During time off the scale( s), activities that promote dehydration are prohibited.” does not apply to her

Furthermore, the LACS own Gold Book states the following: Article 310 Wrestling, section 3102 Weigh-ins. subsection E

The use of laxatives, emetics, excessive food and liquid restriction, self-induced vomiting, hot rooms, hot boxes, saunas, and steam rooms is prohibited for any purpose. The use of diuretics at any time is prohibited. Regardless of the purpose, the use of vapor-impermeable suits (e.g. rubber or rubberized nylon) or any similar devices used solely for dehydration is prohibited. Artificial means of rehydration (i.e. intravenous hydration) are also prohibited. Violators of these rules shall be suspended for the competition(s) for which the weigh-in is intended. A second violation would result in suspension for the remainder of the season. (Revised May 2010 Federated Council)

Again, do a few sit-ups violate LACS own regulations?

Maybe the LACS 2016-17 Finals Bulletin would shed some light into the issue. But all it states is the following:

Compliance to NFHS Rule 4, Section 5 will be strictly enforced. Weigh-in will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, no one will be admitted or permitted to weigh-in after the doors to the weigh-in area have closed without the approval of the tournament director.

In the video, when Mr. Ramos asks where the scales are at and follows up by stating that it is not the weigh-in room, you can hear Mr. Jones say, “no, it is not,” in agreement before asking the coaches to leave the room. Which means the wrestler was not in violation of any of the above cited rules.

Some will say this is simply a matter of rule interpretation but if that is the case, it is very poor rule interpretation following neither the word nor the spirit of the rules.

If you believe an injustice has been committed and would like never see it happen again in the LACS you can contact the following to let them know how you feel:

Tom Jones, CIF Los Angeles City Section, Certified Assessor and Tom Jones, LACS Section Office Representative and Finals Tournament Director

Mike Castillo, Girl’s & Boy’s Assistant Coordinator

Steve Soltysik, Girl’s & Boy’s Assistant Coordinator

John Aguirre, CIF-LACS Commissioner

Duane Morgan, CIF Central Coast Section Commissioner and Rules Interpreterfor CIF State

You can also contact the sponsors, Gatorade and MaxPreps and let them know how unhappy you are with the situation that has occurred at an event they sponsor.

It may be too late to do anything for the young athlete whose dreams were smashed today but you may be able to prevent it from happening again to someone else.




BREAKING NEWS: LACS Weigh-in Outrage

This morning, as girls were waiting to weigh in for day 2 of the LACS Finals, in the pre-weigh-in area, a wrestler did a few sit-ups. That’s when Tom Jones, CIF Los Angeles City Section, Certified Weight Assessor, decided she was cutting weight and ended her season on the spot. Never mind that what she did is not against the current rules, as she was not in the weigh-in area.

What ensued was every single coach in attendance clamoring for the wrestler to be allowed to weigh in. As a result, an announcement was made over the P.A. system that every coach there would be deducted 13 team-points. A useless exercise since every single team would be affected by it and the coaches promptly let Mr. Jones know.

At that point, Mr. Jones decides he would no longer use the P.A. system to communicate with the coaches. Instead, he walks over and asks the coaches to leave the area. The coaches, and rightfully so, refuse to.

Mr. Jones then realizes that Richard Ramos (SOMAR Wrestling) is streaming the incident and, uses the pretext that since he is not a coach in the section he needs to be removed by the other coaches. The coaches comply and ask  Mr. Ramos to leave the area, which he does.

I don’t  know how you feel about this, but I don’t think the rules were intended to be enforced in a draconian way. The fact that Mr. Jones resorts to different intimidation tactics to silence the outraged coaches leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The whole situation could have been handled in a different way by the LACS representative and I applaud all the coaches for recognizing that an injustice was taking place and not allowing it to go unchallenged.

Below is the video Richard Ramos streamed and posted on his public Facebook wall. What do you make of the incident?  I will give an update on the situation when it becomes available. Read the update here.

2015 LACS Girls’ Championships Results

The 2015 LACS Girls’ Championships have come and gone. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find brackets posted in the usual places I would expect to find them. But as soon as they are, I will update this post with links for viewing and downloading. Until then, I will list the 6 placers in each weight class.

The champion of each class (in green) will be taking a trip to Visalia where, this upcoming Friday and Saturday, they will attempt to win a State Championship. Good luck ladies!

101 LBS
1st Myra Mendez – San Fernando
2nd Breann Johnson – Birmingham
3rd Clarissa Marez – Panorama
4th Dhamar Chacon – Van Nuys
5th Selein Garcia – Fremont
6th Juliet Perez – Poly

106 LBS
1st Kimberly Alipio – Panorama
2nd Jada Velazquez – Cesar Chavez
3rd Jaslyn Avila – Poly
4th Isabel Rodriguez – San Fernando
5th Giselle Almendariz – Bell
6th Lorraine Deyao – Van Nuys

111 LBS
1st Grecia Monasterio – Panorama
2nd Samantha Munoz – San Fernando
3rd Diane Cuadras – Birmingham
4th Jasmine Magallon – Cleveland
5th Manuela Quevedo – Franklin
6th Noemi Rivera – Poly

116 LBS
1st Alexandra Cota – San Fernando
2nd Jasmine Hernandez – Cesar Chavez
3rd Monica Acevedo – Bell
4th Maxine Jimenez – Franklin
5th Mariana Jimenez – Van Nuys
6th Stephanie Mendrayon – Poly

121 LBS
1st Jasmine Heraldez – Panorama
2nd Trinity Duarte – San Fernando
3rd Arely Castillo – Monroe
4th Leah Cruz – Birmingham
5th Angelica Bolanos – Sylmar
6th Gloria Arias – Cesar Chavez

126 LBS
1st Jessica Juarez – Bell
2nd Natalia Martinez – Cleveland
3rd Karla Hernandez – San Fernando
4th Guadalupe Gomez – Monroe
5th Kathy Montoya – Van Nuys
6th Yessenia Escobar – San Pedro

131 LBS
1st Yea-gi Sarabia – San Fernando
2nd Janet Gutierrez – Poly
3rd Kayley Maradiga – Birmingham
4th Cynthia Rivera – Van Nuys
5th Carolin Esparza – Fremont
6th Pamela Molina – Franklin

137 LBS
1st Melina Aguilar – Bell
2nd Elicia Orellana – Birmingham
3rd Andrea Tanchez – Monroe
4th Lola De Marcos – Granada Hills
5th N/A
6th N/A

143 LBS
1st Marilyn Garcia – Birmingham
2nd Yanellie Urizar – Bell
3rd Christine Contreras – Poly
4th Stephanie Delgado – San Fernando
5th Abigail Martinez – Fremont
6th Bailey Oteri – Granada Hills

150 LBS
1st Guadalupe Castaneda – Bell
2nd Daniela Miranda – Van Nuys
3rd Laura Cervantes – Vaughan
4th Karen Romero – Fremont
5th Camille Caballero – Franklin
6th Victoria Flores – Birmingham

160 LBS
1st Emily Chapman – Granada Hills
2nd Jamie Villalobos – Birmingham
3rd Selena Munoz – San Fernando
4th Vanessa Arredondo – Carson
5th Josseline Valenzuela – Vaughan
6th Melissa Sillas – Sylmar

170 LBS
1st Sarah Moore – Van Nuys
2nd Kimberly DeLaCruz – Birmingham
3rd Anai Siguenza – Monroe
4th Damaris Carranza – Cleveland
5th Daisy Verduzco – San Fernando
6th Abril Cervantes-Reyes – Franklin

189 LBS
1st Alexandra Castillo – Birmingham
2nd Sandra Castrejon – San Fernando
3rd Vanessa Alvarez – Panorama
4th Mati Rodriguez – Sylmar
5th Kaila Osorio – Palisades
6th Toni Gomez – Narbonne

235 LBS
1st Lakiya Wagoner – Birmingham
2nd Samantha Vasquez – San Fernando
3rd Paea Lealiki – Granada Hills
4th Eloisa Torres – Carson
5th N/A
6th N/A

I’m still looking for older results from the LACS tournaments as well as any results available for the SDS. If anyone wants to share the files or point me in the right direction please comment or use the Contact Us. Let’s keep the history of SoCal girls’ wrestling alive and easily accessible.

2014 LACS Girls’ Championships Results

I have finally found the 2014 LACS Girls’ Championships. If you would like to view them, please click on the following link: 2014 LACS Girls Final Results. If you would like to download the PDF copy please download it from here.

I’m still looking for older results from the LACS tournaments as well as any results available for the SDS. If anyone wants to share the files or point me in the right direction please comment or use the Contact Us. Let’s keep the history of SoCal girls’ wrestling alive and easily accessible.

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