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Folsom has five wrestlers reach Masters semis

By: Staff Report
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After one day of wrestling at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament in Stockton, Folsom High has qualified five wrestlers for the state tournament. Connor Pollock (126), Nick Fiegener (145), Isaias Diaz (152), Alex Wood (195) and Jordan Alleva (285) all won three matches without a loss Thursday to reach the semifinals of their respective weight classes. Pollock picked up a pin and major decision and then pinned Oakdale’s Jake Jacobson in the quarterfinals to advance to the state meet. Friday he will face Nevada Union’s Johnny Callas in the semifinals. The winner will go up against Beyer’s Gage Parkison or Ponderosa’s Sean Melton in the finals. Fiegener earned a major decision and then a decision before defeating Woodland’s Curtis Lawrence in the quarterfinals. Trailing 5-4 early in the second period, Fiegener outscored Lawrence 9-1 to easily win the match 13-5. He will face Union Mine’s Sean Tow in the semis, while Ray Lomas of Central Catholic and Braden Henderson of Elk Grove battle on the other side of the bracket. Diaz had an impressive day at 152, pinning his first two opponents and then earning a technical fall over Nick Moran of Ceres, 15-0, in the quarterfinals. Diaz will face Oakmont’s Jake Elliott in the semifinals, the defending masters and state champion at 145 pounds. Granite Bay’s Adam Wagner and Del Oro’s Austin Branum will fight for the other spot in the finals. Alex Wood is peaking at the right time and is the biggest surprise for the Bulldogs. He pinned his first opponent and then earned two hard-fought decisions to reach the semis, the second coming against Lodi’s Daniel Frazier, 5-1. He will face last year’s Masters runner-up, Khymba Johnson of Center, in the semis. Vacaville’s Jeramy Sweany will go against Oakdale’s Kyle Cupit in the other semifinal. At heavyweight Jordan Alleva battled his way through his bracket, earning a pin and then a 7-4 decision before picking up a 3-2 win over Elk Grove’s Jaharee Taylor to reach the semis. He will face a familiar opponent Friday, Ponderosa’s Jeff Camilli, who he’s already had a couple down-to-the-wire matches with earlier this season. Vacaville’s Johnny Schupp and Armijo’s Andrew Fuimaono are still alive on the other side of the bracket. Mason Koshiyama (138) and Devon Nooner (160) also made it to the second day and each need two more wins to make the state tournament. Koshiyama split his first two matches before winning two matches impressively in the consolation bracket. The same can be said for Nooner, who looked good after losing to Casa Roble’s semifinalist Christopher Matis. Folsom currently sits third in the team scoring behind Elk Grove and Vacaville.