Subject to change based on participation level and fundraising
11/16/19: Rio Vista High School Scrimmage 11/23/19 or 11/30/19: TCAL/SJAA Novice Tournament location TBD 11/30/19 Folsom Invitational 12/6/19 Half Moon Bay Invitational 12/21/19 Brittany David Invitational 1/11/20 Scrappers at West HS 1/18/20 Livermore Barn Burner 1/25/20 Lady Baler at San Benito HS 2/8/20 TCAL Championships at THS 2/14-15/20 South Regional at Ceres HS 2/21-22/20 SJS Masters at Stockton Arena 2/25-28/20 CIF State Championships
Tracy High School will host this year’s TCAL league championships February 8th, 2020. Individual champions for JV, Girls, and Boys Varsity will be determined. Also, the team champion will be determined. This is the post-season qualifier for boys varsity wrestling.
Tracy High wrestling was represented by incoming senior, Eli Blackwell at Fargo nationals. This is the largest, most competitive tournament of high-school aged wrestlers for international level styles of wrestling.
In Greco-Roman Eli went 4-2 for the tournament with his two losses coming from 2018 tournament finalist and from this year’s 2019 tournament finalist. His two losses came by tech-fall and by fall. His four wins were by decision, fall, and two tech-falls. All participants were qualified through their respective state tournaments or from regional qualifiers.
Eli qualified for this event having been a state finalist in California, a finalist at the US Open, and placing twice in regional competition.
He reported that he had a great camp in Fresno heading into the tournament, felt he was well prepared with a summer of training at the regional RTC (Stanford University) and at the OTC (Olympic Training Center) in Colorado Springs. This was his fourth trip to the national tournament. This year, he was one of 4 athletes from California in his weight to qualify.
With 2018-19 wrestling coming to a close, he now waits for his final national level score to see where he will be ranked in the future Olympians ranking level that will come out in September most likely.
Tracy High Wrestler Eli Blackwell recently received and accepted the invitation to represent the state of California as a team member in the national event as part of Team California. The state will be sending two teams to this national event. The following is an excerpt from the invitation.
Congratulations! You have been selected to be a member of the 2019 California USA Wrestling Junior Duals Team set to compete in Tulsa Oklahoma on June 14th – June 23rd, 2019.
We want to take a moment to tell you what a great experience this tournament is. Between the high level of competition, the opportunity to hone your skills, and the exposure to college recruiters, it is a tournament that should not be missed.
The California Wrestling Association had it’s end of season state championship event.
California is a part of USA Wrestling. USA Wrestling (formerly known as the United States Wrestling Federation and as the United States Wrestling Association) is the organization that currently governs freestyle wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling in the United States. USA Wrestling is also the official representative to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and to United World Wrestling (UWW) and is considered the national governing body of the sport at the amateur level.
This past weekend, for the youth age groups (pre- high school), the organization had the age level freestyle state championships. For the high school age division (cadet and junior level), the Greco-Roman style state championships were held. In addition to these, the UWW age (college age athletes) also had both Freestyle and Greco-Roman state championships.
The lone representative from Tracy High School wrestler Eli Blackwell. He entered in all three events. The age-appropriate ‘junior’ (18 & under) division as well as the UWW age division (college athletes). Eli placed second in the state in all three divisions over the weekend. The state final results from the junior division was a qualifier for the national competition later this summer (July) in Fargo, ND. He had already qualified in 5 different events earlier in the year so these participation became high-level competitive practice. Top 8 receive medals, top 3 bear trophies, top 2 automatic qualify for national level competition.
This summer, he will be travelling with team California to Fargo, ND for a fourth time. This will be the first time a Tracy High wrestler has qualified more than twice for this level of competition in more than 30 years and this will be his fourth trip.
The San Joaquin All Star Duals Team competed in the toughest team level competition of the year in the state of California. Tracy High had two team members present in senior Eli Blackwell at 134 and freshman Anthony Nunes at 122. This was Anthony’s first time being selected for the honor of being selected. Eli competed on his third all star duals team.
In the Greco duals, the SJWA team went 2-1 in pool play and then 1-1 to place 4th as a team in the state. In the Freestyle dual, the SJWA team went 1-2 in pool competition and then 2-0 to place 5th in the state.