Multiple Teams · Varsity Wrestling Pins its way to an SCVAL Championship


The varsity wrestling team finished in 1st place at  the SCVAL wrestling championships at Lynbrook HS. The Cats scored an amazing 277.5 points in route to their first league championship since 2010. Los Gatos had 9 wrestlers in the finals with 4 individual champions. The Cats filled every weight class with the exception of the 106lbs. division. Los Gatos qualified all 13 wrestlers to the CCS Championships next Friday and Saturday at Independence high school. The Cats recorded a staggering 22 falls out of 44 matches wrestled. In addition to the outstanding performance at the end of season tournament the Cats also finished the year a perfect 7-0 in De Anza Division Duals which was also a first since the 2010 season. Below are the results for the varsity and JV tournaments.

Go Cats!!!

Varsity Team Scores

1 Los Gatos 277.5
2 Palo Alto 209.0
3 Fremont 189.5
4 Cupertino 158.5
5 Gunn 113.0
6 Mt View 107.0
7 Lynbrook 87.0
8 Homestead 78.5
9 Wilcox 75.0
10 Milpitas 60.0
11 Monta Vista 50.0
12 Saratoga 34.0
13 Los Altos 25.0
14 Harker 7.0
15 Santa Clara 5.0

SCVAL Finals Results for Los Gatos

113

Linus Blom (22-8) placed 1st and scored 30.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Linus Blom (Los Gatos) 22-8 won by fall over Mohamud Rhaguzar (Cupertino) 16-17 (Fall 3:42)
  • Quarterfinal – Linus Blom (Los Gatos) 22-8 won by fall over Daniel Vong (Wilcox) 7-12 (Fall 1:05)
  • Semifinal – Linus Blom (Los Gatos) 22-8 won by fall over Pranav Chittharanjan (Lynbrook) 23-10 (Fall 3:29)
  • 1st Place Match – Linus Blom (Los Gatos) 22-8 won by fall over Peter Graham (Palo Alto) 18-6 (Fall 5:13)

120

Jordan Phillips (27-14) placed 1st and scored 28.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jordan Phillips (Los Gatos) 27-14 won by fall over Bryan Ayon-Ruiz (Gunn) 0-2 (Fall 0:43)
  • Quarterfinal – Jordan Phillips (Los Gatos) 27-14 won by fall over Rohan Malyala (Santa Clara) 0-2 (Fall 2:51)
  • Semifinal – Jordan Phillips (Los Gatos) 27-14 won by fall over Miguel Luna (Fremont) 13-10 (Fall 3:20)
  • 1st Place Match – Jordan Phillips (Los Gatos) 27-14 won by decision over Xavier Guzman (Cupertino) 26-12 (Dec 8-6)

126

Markie Murabito (26-15) placed 2nd and scored 19.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Markie Murabito (Los Gatos) 26-15 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Markie Murabito (Los Gatos) 26-15 won by tech fall over Viraj Bahl (Cupertino) 21-19 (TF-1.5 5:39 (17-1))
  • Semifinal – Markie Murabito (Los Gatos) 26-15 won by decision over Victor Chen (Saratoga) 19-8 (Dec 5-2)
  • 1st Place Match – Andrew Wang (Palo Alto) 20-1 won by major decision over Markie Murabito (Los Gatos) 26-15 (MD 17-5)

132

Nickolas Rusinek (21-17) placed 4th and scored 18.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Nickolas Rusinek (Los Gatos) 21-17 won by fall over Asher Moorhead (Wilcox) 0-2 (Fall 1:17)
  • Quarterfinal – Koh Suzuki (Gunn) 2-1 won by fall over Nickolas Rusinek (Los Gatos) 21-17 (Fall 1:27)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Nickolas Rusinek (Los Gatos) 21-17 won by fall over Kent Stark (Santa Clara) 0-2 (Fall 2:47)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Nickolas Rusinek (Los Gatos) 21-17 won by forfeit over Sabastian Spaid (Mt View) 11-6 (For.)
  • Cons. Semi – Nickolas Rusinek (Los Gatos) 21-17 won by decision over Peter heydinger (Monta Vista) 3-2 (Dec 16-15)
  • 3rd Place Match – Branden Bulatao (Fremont) 19-10 won by fall over Nickolas Rusinek (Los Gatos) 21-17 (Fall 2:49)

138

Claytan Murabito (23-8) placed 1st and scored 29.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Claytan Murabito (Los Gatos) 23-8 won by fall over Anish Ramachaneran (Monta Vista) 2-3 (Fall 5:22)
  • Quarterfinal – Claytan Murabito (Los Gatos) 23-8 won by major decision over Phillip Doan (Gunn) 2-2 (MD 11-2)
  • Semifinal – Claytan Murabito (Los Gatos) 23-8 won by fall over James Ost (Fremont) 21-7 (Fall 4:25)
  • 1st Place Match – Claytan Murabito (Los Gatos) 23-8 won by fall over Dara Heydarpour (Palo Alto) 32-10 (Fall 4:52)

145

Benjamin Hernandez (23-17) placed 4th and scored 15.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Lou Noble (Milpitas) 19-13 won by decision over Benjamin Hernandez (Los Gatos) 23-17 (Dec 6-3)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Benjamin Hernandez (Los Gatos) 23-17 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Benjamin Hernandez (Los Gatos) 23-17 won by fall over Elijah Calderon (Santa Clara) 0-2 (Fall 0:47)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Benjamin Hernandez (Los Gatos) 23-17 won by fall over Phillip Chung (Wilcox) 14-9 (Fall 2:24)
  • Cons. Semi – Benjamin Hernandez (Los Gatos) 23-17 won by decision over Theo Quindipan (Fremont) 14-13 (Dec 3-1)
  • 3rd Place Match – Calvin Cai (Gunn) 4-1 won by fall over Benjamin Hernandez (Los Gatos) 23-17 (Fall 4:00)

152

Sammy Fulton (4-1) placed 3rd and scored 16.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Sammy Fulton (Los Gatos) 4-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Halo Lynch (Palo Alto) 26-9 won by fall over Sammy Fulton (Los Gatos) 4-1 (Fall 5:59)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Sammy Fulton (Los Gatos) 4-1 won by fall over Kole Tippetts (Saratoga) 9-8 (Fall 0:55)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Sammy Fulton (Los Gatos) 4-1 won by decision over Ivan Gonzalez (Wilcox) 3-2 (Dec 2-0)
  • Cons. Semi – Sammy Fulton (Los Gatos) 4-1 won by decision over Marcos Espitia (Cupertino) 17-11 (Dec 6-4)
  • 3rd Place Match – Sammy Fulton (Los Gatos) 4-1 won by fall over Mark Blackburn (Lynbrook) 20-12 (Fall 0:33)

160

Sam Long (18-8) placed 1st and scored 28.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Sam Long (Los Gatos) 18-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Sam Long (Los Gatos) 18-8 won by fall over Gavin Murray (Homestead) 13-9 (Fall 2:45)
  • Semifinal – Sam Long (Los Gatos) 18-8 won by fall over Armin Abolhassani (Gunn) 2-2 (Fall 1:27)
  • 1st Place Match – Sam Long (Los Gatos) 18-8 won by fall over Charlie Williams (Palo Alto) 24-10 (Fall 4:00)

170

Thomas Mailhot (28-13) placed 2nd and scored 21.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Thomas Mailhot (Los Gatos) 28-13 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Thomas Mailhot (Los Gatos) 28-13 won by fall over Eduardo Vega-Mora (Santa Clara) 0-3 (Fall 3:18)
  • Semifinal – Thomas Mailhot (Los Gatos) 28-13 won by major decision over Jared Krawitz (Mt View) 12-2 (MD 18-5)
  • 1st Place Match – Robert Piearcy (Cupertino) 35-6 won by major decision over Thomas Mailhot (Los Gatos) 28-13 (MD 17-7)

182

Andrew Leung (21-16) placed 2nd and scored 19.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Leung (Los Gatos) 21-16 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Andrew Leung (Los Gatos) 21-16 won by major decision over Hunter Bright (Wilcox) 0-2 (MD 13-1)
  • Semifinal – Andrew Leung (Los Gatos) 21-16 won by decision over Macgurie Ferrell (Palo Alto) 13-14 (Dec 6-4)
  • 1st Place Match – Dash Lee (Gunn) 2-0 won by fall over Andrew Leung (Los Gatos) 21-16 (Fall 0:35)

195

Taras Pridka (22-17) placed 2nd and scored 20.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Taras Pridka (Los Gatos) 22-17 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Taras Pridka (Los Gatos) 22-17 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Taras Pridka (Los Gatos) 22-17 won by fall over Hunter Hawley (Saratoga) 2-1 (Fall 1:05)
  • 1st Place Match – Brandon Reed (Homestead) 18-6 won by fall over Taras Pridka (Los Gatos) 22-17 (Fall 4:13)

220

Spencer Bryan (3-1) placed 3rd and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Spencer Bryan (Los Gatos) 3-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Spencer Bryan (Los Gatos) 3-1 won in sudden victory – 1 over Diego Garcia (Wilcox) 3-6 (SV-1 6-4)
  • Semifinal – TJ Takafua (Fremont) 19-6 won by fall over Spencer Bryan (Los Gatos) 3-1 (Fall 4:17)
  • Cons. Semi – Spencer Bryan (Los Gatos) 3-1 won by decision over Javier Hernandez (Mt View) 9-3 (Dec 3-2)
  • 3rd Place Match – Spencer Bryan (Los Gatos) 3-1 won in sudden victory – 1 over John Crane (Homestead) 10-10 (SV-1 4-2)

285

Michael Wiley (26-7) placed 2nd and scored 20.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Michael Wiley (Los Gatos) 26-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Michael Wiley (Los Gatos) 26-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Michael Wiley (Los Gatos) 26-7 won by fall over Tyler St.Laurent (Los Altos) 1-1 (Fall 1:42)
  • 1st Place Match – Cohle Feliciano (Fremont) 25-4 won by fall over Michael Wiley (Los Gatos) 26-7 (Fall 1:01)
JV Team Scores
1 Cupertino JV 171.0
2 Wilcox JV 139.0
3 Los Gatos JV 114.0
4 Lynbrook JV 110.0
5 Gunn JV 94.0
6 Fremont JV 76.5
7 Milpitas JV 75.0
8 Palo Alto JV 74.0
9 Saratoga JV 67.0
10 Mt View JV 35.0
11 Homestead JV 27.0
12 Los Altos JV 24.0
13 Santa Clara JV 22.0
14 Harker JV 4.0
14 Monta Vista JV 4.0

SCVAL Finals Results for Los Gatos JV

JV 106

Viveca Pannell (8-11) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Viveca Pannell (Los Gatos JV) 8-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Dretaun Rodrigues (Fremont JV) 2-2 won by major decision over Viveca Pannell (Los Gatos JV) 8-11 (MD 8-0)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Viveca Pannell (Los Gatos JV) 8-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Mohammad Ashig (Lynbrook JV) 24-11 won by decision over Viveca Pannell (Los Gatos JV) 8-11 (Dec 7-0)

JV 113

Arianna Contaldi (1-2) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Arianna Contaldi (Los Gatos JV) 1-2 won by decision over Nehaa Ram (Milpitas JV) 2-6 (Dec 5-2)
  • Quarterfinal – Sanjana Sasmai (Milpitas JV) 5-7 won by fall over Arianna Contaldi (Los Gatos JV) 1-2 (Fall 1:51)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Joshua Lim (Saratoga JV) 1-2 won by fall over Arianna Contaldi (Los Gatos JV) 1-2 (Fall 0:02)

JV 113

Haripriya Bhattaru (2-2) place is unknown and scored 5.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Haripriya Bhattaru (Los Gatos JV) 2-2 won by injury default over Joshua Lim (Saratoga JV) 1-2 (Inj. 1:30)
  • Quarterfinal – Zoe Wong-VanHaren (Palo Alto JV) 15-10 won by major decision over Haripriya Bhattaru (Los Gatos JV) 2-2 (MD 8-0)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Haripriya Bhattaru (Los Gatos JV) 2-2 won by decision over Nehaa Ram (Milpitas JV) 2-6 (Dec 3-0)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Simon Illouz (Gunn JV) 3-2 won by fall over Haripriya Bhattaru (Los Gatos JV) 2-2 (Fall 1:33)

JV 120

Hein Schroder (1-2) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Hein Schroder (Los Gatos JV) 1-2 won by major decision over Ella Jauregui (Palo Alto JV) 12-10 (MD 12-3)
  • Quarterfinal – Darragh Howard (Fremont JV) 3-2 won by fall over Hein Schroder (Los Gatos JV) 1-2 (Fall 2:21)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Julian Escobar (Milpitas JV) 13-5 won by fall over Hein Schroder (Los Gatos JV) 1-2 (Fall 1:49)

JV 120

Romie Sklar (13-7) place is unknown and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Romie Sklar (Los Gatos JV) 13-7 won by fall over Ava Aufdesheide (Homestead JV) 1-2 (Fall 0:25)
  • Quarterfinal – Alexander Kim (Saratoga JV) 2-3 won by fall over Romie Sklar (Los Gatos JV) 13-7 (Fall 3:35)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Romie Sklar (Los Gatos JV) 13-7 won by fall over Ava Lett (Harker JV) 0-4 (Fall 1:23)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Vivek Chotai (Milpitas JV) 9-7 won by fall over Romie Sklar (Los Gatos JV) 13-7 (Fall 1:13)

JV 120

Veloria Pannell (12-12) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Darragh Howard (Fremont JV) 3-2 won by fall over Veloria Pannell (Los Gatos JV) 12-12 (Fall 2:11)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Veloria Pannell (Los Gatos JV) 12-12 won by decision over Ella Jauregui (Palo Alto JV) 12-10 (Dec 4-0)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Vivek Chotai (Milpitas JV) 9-7 won by fall over Veloria Pannell (Los Gatos JV) 12-12 (Fall 3:16)

JV 126

Nathan Deleon-Pusich (4-0) placed 1st and scored 26.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Nathan Deleon-Pusich (Los Gatos JV) 4-0 won by fall over Sean Young (Saratoga JV) 1-2 (Fall 1:24)
  • Quarterfinal – Nathan Deleon-Pusich (Los Gatos JV) 4-0 won by decision over Ethan Lin (Lynbrook JV) 18-12 (Dec 8-2)
  • Semifinal – Nathan Deleon-Pusich (Los Gatos JV) 4-0 won by fall over Joshua Urena (Wilcox JV) 1-3 (Fall 2:07)
  • 1st Place Match – Nathan Deleon-Pusich (Los Gatos JV) 4-0 won by decision over Adnan Alyan (Wilcox JV) 3-1 (Dec 7-5)

JV 132

Brady Conlisk (24-3) placed 1st and scored 25.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Brady Conlisk (Los Gatos JV) 24-3 won by decision over Jason Klemens (Los Altos JV) 5-1 (Dec 5-1)
  • Quarterfinal – Brady Conlisk (Los Gatos JV) 24-3 won by major decision over Nikunj Parasar (Cupertino JV) 12-9 (MD 10-2)
  • Semifinal – Brady Conlisk (Los Gatos JV) 24-3 won by decision over Gavin Zamora (Milpitas JV) 8-7 (Dec 7-2)
  • 1st Place Match – Brady Conlisk (Los Gatos JV) 24-3 won by fall over Panayioti Trembois (Los Altos JV) 3-1 (Fall 2:36)

JV 138

Adam Moore (11-2) placed 5th.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Adam Moore (Los Gatos JV) 11-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Adam Moore (Los Gatos JV) 11-2 won by fall over Quentin Boussard (Gunn JV) 1-2 (Fall 2:56)
  • Semifinal – Michael Rocha (Los Gatos JV) 19-10 won by decision over Adam Moore (Los Gatos JV) 11-2 (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Nolan Cheng (Lynbrook JV) 24-9 won by decision over Adam Moore (Los Gatos JV) 11-2 (Dec 4-1)
  • 5th Place Match – Adam Moore (Los Gatos JV) 11-2 won by injury default over Rohan Dasari (Lynbrook JV) 18-12 (Inj. 0:00)

JV 138

Michael Rocha (19-10) placed 1st and scored 24.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Michael Rocha (Los Gatos JV) 19-10 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Michael Rocha (Los Gatos JV) 19-10 won by fall over Ethan Huang (Gunn JV) 2-2 (Fall 1:22)
  • Semifinal – Michael Rocha (Los Gatos JV) 19-10 won by decision over Adam Moore (Los Gatos JV) 11-2 (Dec 4-2)
  • 1st Place Match – Michael Rocha (Los Gatos JV) 19-10 won by decision over Nicholas Sabato (Saratoga JV) 3-1 (Dec 9-2)

JV 145

Ryan Folsom (8-11) placed 6th and scored 9.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Ryan Folsom (Los Gatos JV) 8-11 won by decision over Christopher Okuno (Saratoga JV) 2-2 (Dec 4-1)
  • Quarterfinal – Ryan Folsom (Los Gatos JV) 8-11 won by fall over Mateen Nikomanzer (Cupertino JV) 4-7 (Fall 3:54)
  • Semifinal – Jack Collins (Lynbrook JV) 18-9 won by decision over Ryan Folsom (Los Gatos JV) 8-11 (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Esau Ferdinand (Gunn JV) 4-1 won by decision over Ryan Folsom (Los Gatos JV) 8-11 (Dec 6-2)
  • 5th Place Match – Prabhav Goyal (Cupertino JV) 9-11 won by decision over Ryan Folsom (Los Gatos JV) 8-11 (Dec 7-3)

JV 152

Eli Stephens (1-2) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Eli Stephens (Los Gatos JV) 1-2 won in sudden victory – 1 over Mitchell Flint (Monta Vista JV) 1-2 (SV-1 5-3)
  • Quarterfinal – Tyler Weaver-Escobar (Palo Alto JV) 19-7 won by fall over Eli Stephens (Los Gatos JV) 1-2 (Fall 1:30)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Tom Ekshtein (Homestead JV) 1-2 won by decision over Eli Stephens (Los Gatos JV) 1-2 (Dec 10-4)

JV 160

Jack Gray (2-2) placed 4th and scored 16.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jack Gray (Los Gatos JV) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Jack Gray (Los Gatos JV) 2-2 won by fall over Asaf Tal (Mt View JV) 1-5 (Fall 3:57)
  • Semifinal – Tyler Cuamag (Cupertino JV) 11-14 won by fall over Jack Gray (Los Gatos JV) 2-2 (Fall 1:00)
  • Cons. Semi – Jack Gray (Los Gatos JV) 2-2 won by forfeit over Flynn Kelley (Palo Alto JV) 8-12 (For.)
  • 3rd Place Match – Matteo Carlini (Santa Clara JV) 3-1 won by decision over Jack Gray (Los Gatos JV) 2-2 (Dec 7-4)