The SJ All Star Wrestling Team was selected recently. After a week of practice, a wrestle-off was held to determine the team. The selected team then continue with two weeks of preparation leading up to this weekend’s duals in a state-wide event held in Fresno, CA at the Selland Arena. Teams will be coming from other areas representing other regions.
The selection process from the area’s best wrestlers is a good indicator of a high school team’s progress. Unlike other sports where an all-star team is just an honor received or competition reserved to just outgoing seniors, these teams will compete against one another over two days.
In Tracy and surrounding towns: Neither Kimball nor West High School had any participants included from the city of Tracy. Tracy will be represented by one wrestler. Two from Stockton area schools and none from the Manteca/Ripon/Lathrop area.
In Tracy: Representing Tracy High School is Eli Blackwell. He was selected for the third consecutive year. Eli will compete at 134 pounds.
The remainder of the team will have wrestlers from the cities of Modesto, Oakdale, Ceres, Atwater, Merced, and Patterson represented.
UPDATE: An injury to a wrestler from Modesto has left a spot to be filled by another quality wrestler. Anthony Nunes, a freshman from Tracy High School will step in to wrestle at 122.