|2015-2016 HMB High School Wrestling Preview|
HMB Wrestling Preview for 2015-16 Season
The Half Moon Bay High School Wrestling Team is one of the best in the Central Coast Section. They have won 3 of the last 4 Peninsula Athletic League Championships. Last year, they won their first ever Central Coast Section Championship Trophy by placing 4th in the tournament, sending 3 wrestlers to the State Championships. The top 3 in each weight advance to CIF State Championship. Last year, EdRay Casamina, Emilio Bautista and graduate Marcos Sarabia advanced. This year, the team is even stronger with a senior dominated lineup led by Casamina and Bautista.
This year our team is Ranked 2nd in the CCS Preseason Poll. Top Returning Cougars who will make a lot of noise in the Section and quite possibly the State are EdRay Casamina (2nd PAL, 3rd CCS), Emilio Bautista (2nd PAL, 3rd CCS), Evan Marschall (1st PAL, top 8 CCS), Will Fullerton (4th PAL, 6th CCS), Jim Alves (1st PAL, top 8 CCS), Khalil Droubi (2nd PAL, top 8 CCS), Ricky Camacho (2nd PAL), Hugo Plancarte (3rd PAL) and Sam Bower (4th PAL). Seniors' Tristan Keller, Miguel Camacho, Brandon Guio and Jacob Gehret will compete for a starting spot in the lineup and will challenge for a Varsity League Title. Jimmy Claitor is a returning 10th grader that started on the Varsity Team all year will be a factor for this year’s team. Newcomer Bryan Mayfield, who transferred from West Valley High School this summer, could find his way onto the Varsity Lineup and challenge for a League Title.
The Girls Varsity Wrestling Team has only 1 returning wrestler. Sasha Takata (6th CCS) is the lone returner but is nursing a knee injury. Hopefully she will be back on the mat soon. 6- new girls have joined the team this year.
The Boys JV Team is coming off its 3rd straight Peninsula Athletic League Championship season. They have some solid kids that will be pushing the seniors to crack the starting lineup. Alex Jeronimo, Javier Morales, Adrian Sanchez, Marlon Linares, Luis Acala, Adrian Rangel, Joshua Mutto, Juan Vasquez, and Javier Vasquez could end up on the Varsity Team by the end of the year.
The projected Varsity Lineup will look something like this but may change:
120-Tristan Keller or Emilio Bautista or Marlon Linares
126-Emilio Bautista or Tristan Keller
152-Jimmy Claitor or Brandon Guio or Bryan Mayfield
160-Hugo Plancarte or Bryan Mayfield
170-Hugo Plancarte or Alex Jeronimo
220-Risky Camacho or German Aquino
285-Miguel Camacho or Jacob Gehret