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Pollock leads Mad Dawg wrestling contingent at tournament

By: Staff Report
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The Folsom Mad Dawg Wrestling Club had nine wrestlers compete at the NUWAY World Challenge tournament over the weekend at Clovis West High School and four came back as champions and the other five placed and earned medals. Connor Pollock, wrestling at 128 pounds in the high school elite division, won his weight class, as did Kyle Parrott (high school division, 133 pounds), Ryan Jensen (high school division, 155 pounds) and Curtis Booth (13-14 division, 90 pounds). Jason Bergquist placed third in the 112-pound weight class in the 13-14 year old division, while Isaias Diaz finished third in the high school elite division at 155 pounds. In the high school division, Carlos Alvarez placed fourth at 98 pounds, while Tyler Hoffman finished sixth at 115. Mason Koshiyama also competed in the high school elite division and placed sixth. “This was a good, tough preseason tournament with more than 500 participants from all over California including state qualifiers, state placers and state champions,” Mad Dawg coach Mike Collier said. “The highlight of the day was Connor Pollock winning the High School Elite division at 128 pounds. The elite division was the toughest in the tournament and Connor won it in a weight class which featured two state place winners and six state qualifiers.” Pollock won all three of his matches, including two pins and a technical fall. He faced state placer Jonas Gaytan of Clovis in the semifinals and dominated him, taking an 8-0 lead before pinning him in the first period. Pollock then pinned Joey Ramirez in the finals, a two-time state qualifier and North Coast Section Champion. Parrott was 3-0 with three technical falls at 133 pounds, while Jensen won all four of his matches. Booth also won all three of his matches in his division. Diaz rebounded from a first-round loss to win his next three matches and finish in third place.