Pair perform well at State

Edison wrestler Visnoski places sixth and Marina's Anunciation is fifth in Bakersfield.

March 09, 2011|By Mike Sciacca,
  • Edison's Brenton Visnoski placed sixth at the CIF State Wrestling Championships.
Edison's Brenton Visnoski placed sixth at the CIF…

Brenton Visnoski of Edison and Alex Anunciation of Marina capped successful postseasons Saturday by medaling at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield.

Visnoski earned a sixth-place standing at 145 pounds and Anunciation placed fifth at 130.

Visnoski (6-3 record) lost a close 3-0 match in the third round to eventual division champion Jake Elliott of Oakmont. The senior won by decision (6-0) over Bryant Heagney of Poway, technical (16-0) over Jonathon Gomez of Madera South, major (12-2) over Nate Vincent of Dublan and by decision over Jorge Barajas (3-1) of St. Francis, Brandon Sotomayor (6-4) of Centennial and Keaton Subjeck (3-2) of Oak Ridge.

He is the first Edison wrestler since 2007 to place at the State meet.

A four-year varsity letterman, Visnoski is a two-time Sunset League champion, a four-time CIF qualifier (one title, two runner-up finishes) and three-time CIF Masters qualifier. His record this year was 45-8. His four-year varsity record is 158-27.


Anunciation finished fifth at 130 in a division won by Nick Pena of Selma. Anunciation defeated Adam Pain of Rodriguez, 7-2, to capture fifth-place. The senior also scored wins over Juan Salas of Clovis, Oscar Lizarraga of Brawley and Matt Boles of Corning. He caps a 50-6 season that included a Sunset League title, Five Counties tournament title, CIF title (Inland Division) and CIF Master's Meet runner-up finish.

Anunciation is a three-year varsity letterman, two-time Sunset League champion, a CIF divisional champion and three-time CIF Masters meet qualifier.

In addition to Visnoski and Anunciation, other local athletes to qualify and compete at the State meet were Erick Zumwalt (140), Cameron Bustos (152) and Greg Meline (160) of Edison and Dean O'Bourke (119) of Fountain Valley.



Ocean View won its first two games of the season — both in the Newport Elks Tournament — by defeating Irvine, 6-3, and Troy, 6-1.

Senior Alex Knowles got the win on the mound Friday by giving up two hits and striking out three without allowing an earned run against Irvine. Knowles was relieved by Forest Turner in the sixth. Turner was followed by Freddy Sepulveda and Colton Johnson finished the game in the seventh to pick up the save. Blake Walker had a double and triple and Blake Hitchcock added two singles and a run batted in to lead the Ocean View offense.

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