Falcons finish second in Cerritos Tournament

Rick Gomez

The Cerritos Wrestling team hosted its own tournament to start off its 2008 season.

At the end of the day, 11 wrestlers from the Falcon wrestling team walked away with a medal including Ryan Giovenco being awarded MVP for the lower weights.

Ceasar Ponce, 174 pounder from East Los Angeles said “This Cerritos team is stacked.”

The 2008 Cerritos Invitational consisted of six participating schools:

  • Cerritos,
  • Santa Ana,
  • West HIlls,
  • Modesto,
  • East Los Angeles and
  • Rio Hondo

 As a team, the Falcons finished second behind Santa Ana however head coach of Cerritos was not concerned about the second place finish.

 “I am very happy where we are at this point.  All the guys got out to wrestle and I found some things we have to focus on,” said Garriot.

Garriott is also excited about returning wrestlers like Mike Koehnlein, Juan Enriquez, Adam Hase, as well as new additions such as Joe Cabanas and Caleb Gerl.

This year’s team has high hopes for this season.

“Cerritos Wrestling has always had great tradition.  The goals this year are to win the conference, win regionals, and make it to the state championships and win that too,” said Garriot.

For the schedule of the 2008 season, log on to www.talonmarks.com.

The results for Saturday’s tournament are:

  • 125 Lbs.- Joe Cabanas, 1st Place
  • 133 Lbs.- Ryan Giovenco, 1st; Ryan Richards, 2nd; James Potter, 3rd; Matt Holiday 4th
  • 141 Lbs.- Mike Koehlein, 1st
  • 157 Lbs.- Bronson Gerl, 1st
  • 165 Lbs.- Eric Sauvageau, 3rd
  • 174 Lbs.- Daniel Wosik, 2nd
  • 184 Lbs.- Holmer Rivera, 3rd
  • 197 Lbs.- Caleb Gerl, 2nd; Mario Delgado, 4th
  • MVP- Ryan Giovenco