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Three Northern Section wrestlers advance in CIF State Wrestling Championships

Three Northern Section wrestlers are still alive after two days of action at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield.

Anderson High’s Joe Carrillo pinned his first consolation round opponent, the #17 wrestler in the state, on Friday at the CIF State Wrestling Championships. (Photo by Tracy Ranney/Shasta County Sports).

Three Northern Section wrestlers are still alive after two days of action at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield.

East Nicolaus’ JT Stinson, Big Valley’s Reagan Dahle and Durham’s Jacob Christensen are all still alive with Christensen the lone NSCIF grappler to still be alive in the championship bracket. Dahle went 4-0 on Friday to reach the consolation semifinals and Stinson, who is a Sac-Joaquin Section and Northern Section champion wrestler, reached the consolation semis.

Here is a break down of each weight class featuring a Shasta County wrestler:

152: Corey Williford (#17) lost a 9-1 decision to #18 Adrian Gonzalez of Bakersfield in the second consolation round of 16. Williford and Gonzalez went scoreless in the first period but Gonzalez got an escape 16 seconds into the second and a takedown at the 1:07 mark. Williford’s only points came on an escape six seconds into the third period, trailing 3-0. But Gonzalez got a takedown 15 seconds later and a nearfall to pull away.

170: West Valley’s Mateo Redfern lost by default to #19 Andrew Reese of Vista del Lago in the first consolation Round of 16. Redfern finishes the state meet at 0-2.

285: Anderson senior Joe Carrillo (#35) won his first match at the state tournament with a pin in 55 seconds of #17 Jacob Lightner of Kern Valley of the Central Section. Carrillo was up 2-0 with a takedown five seconds in and won by fall. Carrillo almost continued in the tournament after that but was pinned by #20 Jacob Smith of Etiwanda in 2:58 despite leading 3-2 at that point. Carrillo finished the state tournament 1-2.

Here is a break down of each weight class featuring a Northern Section wrestler:

113: Sutter’s Jmmy Heryford (#4) lost his quarterfinal match 3-2 to #5 Christian Cabuag of Monte Vista Christian of the Central Coast Section. Heryford was eliminated in the consolation match of 4, losing 8-8 in the seventh period (4 OTs), according to

126: Pleasant Valley’s Jake Mora (#22) lost by major decision 14-8 to #16 Kobe Lepe of San Fernando. Mora finished 1-2 in the tournament.

138: Chico’s Mere Chavez (#33) won a consolation match with an 11-2 major decision over #25 James Ost of Fremont (Central Coast). Chavez scored the first nine points to advance. However, he lost a 7-0 decision to Eli Blake of Del Oro in the second consolation round of 16. Chavez finished 1-2 in the tourney.

152: JT Stinson of East Nicolaus (#4) lost his quarterfinal match 3-2 to Tyler Badgett of Rancho Bernardo (#6), giving up a reversal with 11 seconds left. Stinson won his next consolation Round of 8 match 3-2 and then won his consolation quarterfinal with a pin in 2:07 of Valor Buck of Servite (#12) to be in the consolation semifinals.

195: Big Valley’s Reagan Dahle (#15) had a BIG day, winning all four of his consolation matches to reach the final six wrestlers and is guaranteed to place. Dahle, who went 1-1 on Thursday, won by fall in 4:23 over Robert Ochoa of Gonzales (#16), won by fall in the consolation of 8 over #21 Shane Hansen of Oceanside, won by fall in 2:16 over #4 Cody Golding of Oakdale in the second consolation round of 8, and pinned #9 Brandon Leon of Roosevelt in 42 seconds in the consolation semifinals. Dahle was the Northern Section Co-Most Valuable Wrestler at the Masters meet last weekend with Sutter’s Heryford (113).

195: Sutter’s Max Gipson (#17) won a 7-2 decision over #22 Adam Lowe of Del Oro in the second consolation round of 16 but lost his next match to #12 Laith Gilmore of Poway, according to, to be eliminated from the tournament.

220: Durham’s Jacob Christensen (#6) won a 5-3 decision over #3 Erich Osteen of Chaminade in the quarterfinals, getting two points in the third period from a technical violation. Christensen is the lone Northern Section wrestler in the championship bracket so far.

220: Sutter’s Travis Tedder (#30) lost a 7-2 decision to #31 Saul Sanchez of West Hills to be eliminated at 0-2.

285: #32 Chico’s Ben Allen (1-2) lost a 7-3 decision to #19 Ricky Perla in the first consolation round of 16.

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