Local wrestler Andrew Wallace, 14, placed third in his 119-pound weight class at the Children’s Freestyle State Championships in Fresno on June 5.
Wallace, from Lompoc, started wrestling when he was 4 years old. He has faced disruption to his training and competitions over the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic and a broken collarbone which required surgery, an injury he suffered while playing at the youth soccer.
Wallace practices freestyle and occasionally does Greco-Roman wrestling, another style of wrestling where competitors cannot perform below-the-waist holds. He competed in the Greco-Roman State Tournament in Fresno in May and finished fifth at 119 pounds, surprising himself since he rarely practices this style.
Wallace trained for four consecutive weeks heading to San Luis Obispo (RTC) and Morro Bay to secure a wider range of sparring partners. He then proceeded to the State Kids Freestyle Championships at Selland Arena in Fresno and finished third in the state in the 119-pound weight class.
Earlier this month, Wallace was invited to be part of the California 14U Schoolboy National Duals Team, ‘Team Cali’, where several other wrestlers from across the state form a team and head to Indiana to face off. other teams from other states.
Wallace said he was excited to go represent his hometown and give it his best shot, competing in the 114-pound weight class for this event. Wallace is looking forward to starting high school next August, where his father Mike Wallace is Cabrillo’s head coach.
Wallace said his goal in high school was to get to State “more than once” if he was able.
The start of the Hancock Summer Baseball Clinics is fast approaching. The school has sent out a final call for all Session 1 packages and discounted “All Sessions” online registration options, as both are due to close on Sunday, June 12. Registrations for session 2 will remain open until June 19th.
Orcutt Academy Coaching Openings
Two varsity head coaching positions are open at Orcutt Academy High School. The Spartans are looking for a head coach for their 8-a-side football program and a head coach for the women’s golf program.
‘Conq Classic’ scheduled for June 18
The annual tournament that benefits Cabrillo High School athletics and is named after the school’s late football coach will be held at the Mission Club in Lompoc. Registration costs $125, although there is a $50 discount for platinum-level club members.
Check-in for golfers is due to begin at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event and there is a shotgun start with a draft format tournament starting at 12:30 p.m. Dinner is expected to be served around 5:30 p.m. awards and door prizes. and a raffle. There will be payouts for a low gross winner, two low nets and a winner closest to the pin on all three par holes. Attendees are asked to adhere to a dress code, no denim, T-shirts or collarless shirts.
The buffet dinner includes a starter, side dishes, bread, dessert and coffee/tea. Additional dinner tickets can be purchased for $25 each.
There are sponsorship opportunities, tee sponsors, closest pin sponsors, foursome sponsors, banquet sponsor, and golf cart sponsor. The banquet sponsor includes eight golfers, recognition as a banquet sponsor on advertisements and dining room advertising. Golf cart sponsorship includes 12 golfers, name on carts, tee boards and other related brochures and advertisements.
Those intending to register are urged to do so early as attendance is limited. For more information, contact Steve Haskins (805) 705-3695 or Wendy Knowles (805) 448-5057.
Junior Golf Camps at Rancho Maria
“Big” John McComish is hosting Junior Golf Camps this summer for boys and girls ages 6-16.
A camp is scheduled for June 13-16 and more for June 20-23, July 11-14, July 18-21 and August 1-4.
The cost is $60 per camper and sessions run from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Rancho Maria is located at 1950 Casmalia Road in Santa Maria. Contact McComish at (503) 409-9829 or by email at [email protected]
Righetti’s golf coach, Brian Tomooka, will also help with some of the camps. Clinics will work on swing, chipping, putting, rules and etiquette.
The Allan Hancock College Women’s Basketball Program has announced its summer camp schedule.
The camp is scheduled to take place July 25-28 inside Joe White Memorial Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day and is open to ages 8-17.
Participants will receive instruction from current and former female basketball players and HAC coaching staff on several fundamental skills including shooting, dribbling, ball handling, legs, defense, rebounds, passing, guard work and post play.
Registration is set at $85 per participant for the four-day event.
Nipomo’s Simonson and Slover, Orcutt Academy’s Calderon Lead All-Area Team
Cabrillo Youth Volleyball Camp
Cabrillo High is hosting a youth volleyball camp June 27-30.
The camp is led by coach Aaron Batula. Sessions will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on all four days. The cost is $50.
The camp will emphasize skill development, participation and fun. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-15.