Thanks to the many volunteers who came together this weekend to pull off yet another Larry Nelson Tournament, the 51st version of the longest running tournament in California. Our Bulldogs (as usual) put on a spectacular display, finishing the weekend with a 6-1 record, falling only to Benicia, who brought a very strong squad this year. The Panthers upended a young Bulldog squad in the final match of the tourney, winning the dual 40-22, and running away with the top prize this year.
Anthony Hernandez started off his senior year with an 7-0 record, finishing with the best overall record, making the All-Tourney squad.
Also undefeated was junior Mikey McCauley at 5-0. Sharing top honors with Anthony & Mike, all with 6-1 records, were fellow seniors Jordan Acquino and Jesse Johnson, junior Alex Meyers, and an awesome performance by freshman Lawrence Saenz!. Other top Bulldog wrestlers were Cole Tigert (5-1) and Jake Levengood (4-2). Go Dogs!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014 8:45 pm
CALIFORNIA PRE-SEASON RANKINGS...
Take a look at the pre-season rankings going into the 2014-15 season. Take special note of the top wrestlers at 106 pounds and
at 126 pounds, and you might see some familiar faces! GO DOGS! Just hit the following link:
The 51st Annual LARRY NELSON Tournament is just around the corner!
Plan on being there!!
Friday, December 5th & Saturday Dec 6th
SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 10:15 pm
BULLDOGS finish CIF STATE in the TOP FIVE... Again!
Jeramy Sweany is Vacaville's first TWO-TIME STATE CHAMPION,
and Gionn Peralta is our first FOUR-TIME STATE MEDALIST!
Jeramy & Gionn have such incredible talent and drive, that they somehow make it look easy. But It is the culmination of years & years of effort and hard, hard work, and that fierce determination to be the very best. They provided an incredible finish to a very successful state tournament, preserving Vacaville's position in 5th place, it's seventh "Top 5" finish, and for the first time ever, back-to-back Top 5 finishes, after finishing in 3rd place last year.
Jeramy (220) finished off his final trip to state with a perfect 6-0 record, Gionn (120) finished 5-1, Anthony Hernandez (126) won his final match to lock up 7th Place with a record of 6-2, and Hayden Fry (145) ended the meet in the Top Twelve with a record of 4-2. Other Bulldogs, many who will get another crack at it next year added points to the Vacaville total: Jordan Acquino (106) finished 1-2, Bobbie Ehman (132) ended up 2-2, and Steven Gomez (195) & Mike McCauley (285) both finished 0-2.
CIF STATE TOURNAMENT (day one): BULLDOG'S IN 6th PLACE!
The first day of the state tournament is as tough as it gets, and today was no exception. We started the day with eight Bulldogs, and ended up Day 1 in Bakersfield in a solid sixth place (58 points), with 4 men left. A good number of those points came from some of our wrestlers who didn't survive the day. Make no mistake, High School wrestling is a TEAM sport. Heading into Saturday's semi-finals with two still alive in the championship round, Gionn Peralta & Jeramy Sweany led the way with 4-0 records, some matches were not slam dunks, but
the ride was thrilling. Also still alive are Anthony Hernandez & Hayden Fry in the Top Twelve, with their sites set on finishing in 3rd.
We applaud the efforts of Jordan Acquino (108), Bobby Ehman (134), Stevie Gomez (197), and Mikey McCauley (HWT) whose seasons ended today. The final results will be posted tomorrow night when the lights go out, but all day one match results are posted below: STATE BRACKETS:2014 STATE BRACKETS Day1.pdf
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014 9:00 pm
LIVE FEED from the STATE Tournament in Bakersfield...
Tony will be streaming the Bulldog matches LIVE starting tomorrow morning at 9am from the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
This will be another BULLDOG first! Just hit the following link and follow the action!
DOMINATION! Vaca High finished on top of the team standings for the third straight year, and for the 7th time in eight years, leaving all challengers in the dust. The Bulldogs ran away with the team trophy in the end, amassing 210 points, easily out distancing Folsom, in 2nd place with 163 points. Bulldog wrestlers put on a solid performance, capturing 3 championships, 2 runners-up, and three 4th place finishers. The following Bulldogs have punched their tickets to Bakersfield:
Gionn Peralta 120 2nd
Anthony Hernandez 126 1st
Bobby Ehman 132 4th
Hayden Fry 145 2nd
Stevie Gomez 182 4th
Jeramy Sweany 220 1st
Mike McCauley 285 4th FINAL TEAM SCORES 2014-SJS-Masters-Team-Scores-Final.pdf
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 10:05 pm
MASTERS (day one):
BULLDOG'S IN FIRST PLACE! (but FOLSOM very close behind!)
As expected, our
Bulldogs ended up Day 1 in Stockton on top of the team race with 100 points, but 2nd place Folsom is very close behind at 95.5 points, and Del Oro a distant third with 66.5 points. Vacaville started the day with 13 wrestlers, 2 more than the closest competitor (yes, Folsom!). At this point, starting at 9am tomorrow morning, 10 Dawgs are still very much alive, with 5 headed into the Semi's... Jordan Acquino (108), Gionn Peralta (122), Anthony Hernandez (128),
Hayden Fry (147), and Jeramy
Sweany (220) all posted 3-0 records for the day. The other 5 Bulldogs wrestling with only one loss are Bobby Ehman (134), Matt Brazet (140), Quintin Cardoza (162), Stevie Gomez (197), and Mikey McCauley (HWT).
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 20CKETS14 6:05 pm
VACAVILLE BULLDOG'S RUN CONTINUES... DOGS take their 21st straight CHAMPIONSHIP at the Sac-Joaquin IAA Divisionals today.
Bulldogs continue to exert their dominance over the Sac-Joaquin Section, with 10 Bulldog wrestlers wrestling in the Divisional Finals, and 5 coming away with titles. Bobby Ehman (134 pounds),
Hayden Fry (147), Quintin Cardoza (162), Steven Gomez (195) and Jeramy
Sweany (220) all posted 4-0 records for a first place finish. Jordan
Aquino (108), Gionn Peralta (122), Anthony Hernandez (128), Eric Uldall
(154) and Mike McCauley (285) all ended up second. The Bulldogs will send 13 wrestlers on to the MASTERS
Tournament in Stockton next weekend (just six days from now!) Keep in mind that those other Bulldogs from FOLSOM will be there, eager to earn another unlikely upset! Action will start at 9am Friday the 28th at the
Stockton Arena... plan on attending to support the Dogs! Stockton in only an hour away, and the Stockton Arena is truly one of the finest venues for wrestling in California.
Every year in California, over 1400 wrestlers per weight class start another year of competition, more than any other State in the Country. To a man, they all share the same dream... to make it through the tortuous post-season, where any two losses can & will end your season. Wrestling is the pinnacle of High School sports, and only those with exceptional determination, talent, and discipline have a shot to make it to the "Big Show", to be one of the top 40 wrestlers in the State, to advance to the CIF State Tournament in Bakersfield. Keep in mind that California is one of the only "single-class state tournaments" in the Nation. To make it to Bakersfield is a nationally recognized honor, one that they will indeed remember for the rest of their lives. Any success they might achieve during the tournament is but icing on the cake.
Our Masters tournament next week is what places all of our boys on the same footing, no matter the size of the town or High School they wrestle for. The top seven finishers will advance on to CIF State. For
all those interested in joining the team at State, there are always
plenty of tickets available, the costs are reasonable. Especially those
with young wrestlers should make the commitment to attend, so our young
Bulldogs can see why we work so hard, and just what it looks like to
reach the pinnacle of wrestling in California! It is truly an
impressive event for everyone.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 201411:30 pm
BULLDOGS BRING HOME THE GOLD!
The Bulldogs once again dominated the MEL Championships today, bringing home another team banner, as well as 9 individual champions, with 12 wrestlers in the finals. This makes nine straight under Coaches Wight & Birch, and the 47th in school history.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014 8:20 pm
Fifth Consecutive Sac-Joaquin Dual Banner was not in the cards tonight...
The Bulldogs made it to the Sac-Joaquin Duals Final tonight by easily dispatching Tokay 60-15, and then following up with a convincing 33-18 victory over Elk Grove earlier in the day. Unfortunately the Folsom Bulldogs had their moment tonight, overcoming Vacaville 34-25. Our boys will have a chance to make things right in three weeks at the MASTERS Tournament in Stockton. Action will start at 9am Friday the 28th at the Stockton Arena... plan on being there to support the Dogs!
Next week the post-season begins, with the MEL Championships at Armijo High School. The following week we will journey to the Sac-Joaquin IAA Divisionals at Johansen High School in Modesto.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014 11:14 pm
Vacaville bags their 8th straight PUMA CLASSIC title!
The Bulldogs extended their dominance over the PUMA CLASSIC by locking up their 8th consecutive team trophy tonight, a record dating back to 2007. The Dogs have used this tournament as a tune-up for the post season, and if this year's performance is predictive, things are looking good. We had five Bulldogs taking top honors, seven in the finals, and ten men placing. Great job!
Jordan Acquino 106 1st
Gionn Peralta 120 1st
Alex Meyers 120 5th
Anthony Hernandez 126 1st
Kyle Moore 132 4th
Brayden Merrick 145 2nd
Eric Uldall 152 2nd
Hayden Fry 160 1st
Zachary Myers 182 5th
Jeramy Sweany 220 1st
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 10:10 am
DIVISION lAA Tournament location has been changed
The Sac-Joaquin Section has changed the location of our Divisional tournament. It will now be held at Johansen High School in Modesto. The date & starting time remain the same.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 5:17 pm
Clovis/Buchanan Duals this weekend CANCELLED!
"Unfortunately, based on recent health issues that have arisen on our team this week, Clint and I feel it is in everyone’s best interest that we cancel this weekend’s dual meets. Without going into too much detail, we have discovered a health issue that we need to contain to our team."
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014 8:00pm
Vacaville takes 2nd at the prestigious Temecula "Battle for the Belt" Tournament!
Gionn Peralta (113) & Jeramy Sweany (220) paced the Bulldogs, taking top honors in the Championship Round. Gionn won with a decisive 8-2 decision over JJ Figueroa of Bakersfield. Jeramy followed up with a pin at 1:31 (first round) over Miracle Tausaga of Mt Miguel to solidify the Bulldogs position in 2nd Place, finishing only 9.5 points shy of Poway for the overall team title. Go DAWGS!
BULLDOG PLACERS: TEMECULA BRACKETS Jordan Acquino 106 5th Temecula.pdf
Gionn Peralta 113 1st
Anthony Hernandez 120 3rd
Hayden Fry 145 4th
Steven Gomez 195 5th
Jeramy Sweany 220 1st
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