Four earn CIF crowns

Two Marina wrestlers and one each from Fountain Valley and Edison capture individual Inland Division titles.

February 23, 2011|By Mike Sciacca,
  • The Edison wrestling team finished second at the CIF Individuals tournament Saturday at Roosevelt High in Corona.
The Edison wrestling team finished second at the CIF Individuals… (Courtesy Brian…)

Four athletes from the Sunset League won individual titles Saturday at the CIF Southern Section Individuals (Inland Division) Wrestling Championships at Roosevelt High in Corona.

They will be joined by several other local athletes this weekend at the two-day CIF Masters Tournament in Temecula beginning Friday.

The four individual champions were Dean O'Bourke (119-pounds) of Fountain Valley, Alex Anunciation (130) and Colin Navickas (140) of Marina, and Brenton Visnoski (145) of Edison.

O'Bourke, a junior, won the 119-pound division by defeating Centennial/Corona sophomore Giovanni Castillo in the final. Anunciation, a senior, won the 130 division by defeating Centennial/Corona junior Andrew Schulte.

Just a sophomore, Navickas' road to the 140 division crown included victories over Edison senior Erick Zumwalt and senior Richard Valdez of Corona. Visnoski won by technical call (18-3) over junior Jose Sandoval of Paramount.


Visnoski improved his season record to 34-3 (13 falls, 10 technical, six major, five decision). He is a four-time CIF qualifier. In three previous CIF appearances, he has earned one CIF individual title and two runner-up finishes. His four-year varsity record to date is 146-22.

Edison finished second in the Inland Division team standings behind champion Centennial/Corona. Marina was ninth, Fountain Valley 11th and Huntington Beach 40th. Edison also qualified six wrestlers for this weekend's CIF Masters Meet, the most qualifiers from a single school in the division.

In addition to Visnoski, moving on to Masters from Edison is Cameron Bustos (152, second place), Zumwalt (140, third place), Greg Meline (160, third place), Charles Burks (215, third place) and Josh Peth (171, fifth place).

Junior Tyler Smith (215) of Marina — who defeated Burks in the semifinals but lost in the division final to Paramount senior Antonio Lopez— also qualified for the Masters Meet. Also advancing to this weekend's tournament is senior Vincent Tran (103, fourth place) and sophomore Steele Escobido (135, fourth place) both of Fountain Valley.

The CIF Masters Meet concludes Saturday.


Girls' Water Polo

Edison's big run through the CIF playoffs was halted Friday by top-ranked Dos Pueblos, which made the trek from Goleta to Huntington Beach and returned home with a 12-8 victory at the Ocean View High pool.

The triumph allowed Dos Pueblos, the nation's top-ranked girls' prep water polo team, to extend its winning streak to 65 games.

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