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Three Metro mat men win titles at Marauder Invitational Phillip Brents | Thu, Dec 13 2012 05:41 PM

The high school wrestling season continues to get more interesting each week as the tournament season progresses.

Three Metro Conference mat men came away with first-place trophies at last Saturday’s Marauder Invitational at Mira Mesa High School. Jesse Terminel (120 pounds) and Johnny Hayes (220 pounds) of Mar Vista each won weight class titles as did Olympian’s Jeremiah Deinla (138 pounds).

Olympian’s Bryan Sanchez was second at 106 pounds.

Terminel defeated Morse’s Laron McGee by a 6-1 decision in the 120-pound championship match while Deinla shut out Morse’s Memo Lopez, 1-0, to win the 138-pound title. Hayes recorded a high scoring 20-14 decision over Kearny’s Chase Putnam to claim the 220 gold medal.

Terminel scored pins of 3:50 and 5:22 to advance to the semifinals, where he shut out Mission Hills’ Julian Jaime 9-0.

Deinla pinned El Capitan’s Quentin Sprecco in 37 seconds to win his semifinal-round match.

Hayes, seeded fourth, needed to cover more territory to reach the final, using pins of 0:47 and 1:30 to advance to the semifinals, where he then out-pointed Mission Hills’ Andrew McLeish, 6-3, to score a trip to the championship round.

Sanchez, who had two pins to reach the final, dropped a 7-0 decision to El Capitan’s Emilio Rouse in the 106-pound title match.

Mar Vista finished seventh in the team standings with 132 points while Olympian was eighth with 131.5 points. Chula Vista was 17th out of 27 participating teams.

Terminel finished second at the preceding Mar Vista Battle by the Beach tournament, though wrestling up a weight class at 126 pounds.

Deinla was third at the Battle by the Beach tourney.

Jimmy Hamada Memorial

Rankings were on the line at last weekend’s Jimmy Hamada Classic at La Costa Canyon High School. Three Metro grapplers each turned in second-place finishes in their respective weights to earn valuable prestige points.

Hilltop’s Cruz Jaime finished second at 113 pounds , dropping a 1-0 decision to Valley Center’s Dustin Miller.

San Ysidro’s Miguel Flores finished second at 120 pounds, dropping a 5-2 decision to Boulder City’s Clinton Garvin.

Mater Dei Catholic’s Sean O’Rourke finished second at 126 pounds, dropping an 8-3 decision to Valley Center’s Manny Boyle.

Two other area mat men earned place-finishes at the 37-team event. San Ysidro’s Roberto A La Torre was sixth at 145 pounds while Cougar teammate Alan Garcia was eighth at 160 pounds.

A La Torre dropped an 11-4 decision to Escondido’s Alex Gallo in the finals for fifth place while Garcia lost by a 44-second fall to Boulder City’s Billy Viera in the finals for seventh place.

San Ysidro finished 11th in the team standings, followed by Hilltop (23rd), Mater Dei Catholic (28th), Eastlake (35th) and Sweetwater (37th).

LCC won the team title by a 63.5-point margin over runner-up San Clemente. Brawley was third, followed by Boulder City and Valley Center. LCC and San Clemente each recorded 11 place-winners while Brawley had nine.

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