Mad Dawg wrestlers earn medals at tournaments

By: Staff Report
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The Folsom Mad Dawg wrestling club brought a small contingent of athletes to the prestigious Reno World Championship tournament to test their skills against some of the best competitors from all over the country. The three-day event held April 4-6 is one of the largest in the Folkstyle circuit with some brackets exceeding 100 competitors. Trophies or medals were awarded for first through sixth place. Folsom High School head coach Mike Collier traveled with Folsom Middle school wrestlers Conner Pollock, Alex Hurliman, Derek Stiles, and Sutter Middle's Jordan Alleva. Stiles (seventh grade) lost an early match, but battled back to take fifth place in the 145-pound weight class. Pollock (eighth grade) also had to fight the long way out of the 82-pound consolation bracket and just missed the medal round by a few points. Out of town Mad Dawg wrestlers Bryden Lazaro (Fair Oaks) and Logan Lazaro (Stockton) both wrestled at 103 pounds in the 18-and-under category. Bryden defended his 2007 title and took first again, while Logan came away with a fourth-place finish. At the Sacramento Area Wrestling Association Club Champions, the Mad Dawg Club won the cadet division, took second in bantam and midget divisions and was third in the novice, schoolboy and junior divisions. Eric Dowd and John Vyborny finished first in the cadet division, while Tony Hernandez, Matt Parker and Jordan Boeck placed second and Daniel Rodriguez and Anthony Hall finished third. Jordan Thomas won in the bantam division, while Dylan Jorge and Ashley Booth took second. In the midget division, Curtis Booth, Bryce Terry, Brandon Terry and Ney Vencer all placed first. Josh Lazaro won in the novice division, while Jake Bienvenue finished third. In the schoolboy division, Eddie Padilla took first, while Kyle Corbett earned a second-place finish. Dowd placed first in juniors, while Vyborny was second and Roger Berton finished third. In the open division coach Frank Richmond placed first, while coach Dan Bienvenue finished third.