Foothill High’s wrestling team, pictured here at the Anderson NorCal Beast of the North Tournament, has the most state-ranked wrestlers from Shasta County with five. (Photo by Heavens Dragonfly)
The wrestling league championships in the Northern Section are less than a week away and the Shasta County Sports staff wanted to dive into the California state rankings by weight class, involving only Northern Section grapplers, according to The California Wrestler.
The names in bold below are wrestlers from schools in Shasta County. There are 14 names total in the 14 weight classes who are ranked in the top 40, listed as honorable mention (HM) or on the bubble just outside of honorable mention. Here are some trends below:
- Foothill has the most with 5. Next up is West Valley (3), Shasta (3), Anderson (2), Central Valley (1)
- Highest ranked wrestler is Colton Stone of Foothill, who is ranked #17
- Heavyweight (285) is most competitive with three Shasta County wrestlers listed
- 126 pounds has seven Northern Section wrestlers mentioned, next up with 6 is 152s and 285s
HM — Brody Dollins, Sutter, So.
#3 — Jimmy Heryford, Sutter, Sr.
#33 — Chase Montgomery, Lassen, Sr.
#38 — AJ Strole, Red Bluff, Sr.
HM — Yousuf Zigan, Durham, Jr.
#31 — Conner Edwards, West Valley, Jr.
HM — Eric Ledesma, East Nicolaus, So.
HM — Stetson Morgan, Paradise, So.
Bubble — Russell Nickerson, Quincy, So.
#22 — Callum Kremer, Chester, Jr.
#27 — Will Thorton, Sutter, Jr.
#29 — Dallas Stevens, Gridley, So.
#32 — Jake Mora, Pleasant Valley, Sr.
Bubble — Chance Galvin, Modoc, Sr.
Bubble — Aaron Bailey, Shasta, So.
Bubble — Jake Bergstrom, Foothill, Jr.
#17 — Colton Stone, Foothill, Sr.
#21 — Rocky Raby, West Valley, Jr.
#24 — Mere Chavez, Chico, Sr.
HM — Bonner Montgomery, Chester, Jr.
#34 — Chris Ostergren, Foothill, Jr.
HM — Chase Aulabaugh, Corning, Sr.
#3 — JT Stinson, East Nicolaus, Jr.
#20 — Cory Williford, Foothill, Sr.
#29 — Zachary Hancock, Sutter, Sr.
HM — Adin Gibson, Las Plumas, So.
HM — Aydin Facey, Shasta, Sr.
Bubble — Connor Garrison, Orland, Sr.
#22 — Zach Soto, Chico, Sr.
Bubble — Earnest Wilson, Foothill, Jr.
Bubble – Tristen Bailey, Corning, Jr.
#32 — Ethan Ownby, Durham, Sr.
Bubble — Mateo Redfern, West Valley, Sr.
Bubble — Bailey Johnson, Sutter, Sr.
#18 — Max Gipson, Sutter, Jr.
#32 — Bobby McCoy, Chico, Sr.
#18 — Reagan Dahle, Big Valley, Sr.
HM — Cody Crawford, Anderson, Jr.
#3 — Jacob Christensen, Durham, So.
#36 — Travis Tedder, Sutter, Sr.
HM — Dillon Bailey, Corning, So.
Bubble — Joel Lopez, Orland, So.
Bubble — Mark Sulzer, Red Bluff, Sr.
285 pounds (heavyweight)
#22 — Ben Allen, Chico, Sr.
HM — Joe Carrillo, Anderson, Sr.
HM — Bristol Luchinski, Central Valley, Sr.
HM — James Hyatt, Durham, Sr.
Bubble — Austin Barden, Sutter, Sr.
Bubble — Kane Stankey, Shasta, Jr.
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