Ladies of Steele claim Queen of the Lake tourney title

Courtesy photo Marina Morales captured the 162-pound weight class for West Hills High School at the recent Queen of the Lake girls wrestling tournament.

With competitions now scheduled nearly every weekend, the high school girls wrestling season appears to be gaining momentum as post-season competition approaches.

Steele Canyon High School captured first place at the Queen of the Lake tournament held Jan. 8 at Eastlake High School. The Lady Cougars finished with 127 points to top the 31-team field, placing 30 points ahead of runner-up Olympian High School.

Overall, four East County teams participated. West Hills placed ninth in the team standings while El Cajon Valley finished 18th. Mount Miguel was 28th among scoring teams.

Steele Canyon recorded 11 individual place-winners, highlighted by second-place finishes by Bella Sevillano (103 pounds), Dominque Quezada (113 pounds), Mikeala Acevedo (123 pounds), Elizabeth LeNoir (139 pounds), Alani Trudgeon (145 pounds) and Faith Manis (191 pounds).

Third-place individual place-finishers included Jayden Santillan (139 pounds), Alliso Mittry (171 pounds), Kennedi Jones (237 pounds) and Deanna Guerrero (237 pounds).

Additionally, Ivaney Rada placed fourth at 113 pounds.

West Hills notched two place-winners, including champion Marina Morales (162 pounds) and bronze medalist Kayla Lim (123 pounds).

El Cajon Valley’s Valeria Rocha Ibarra won the 237-pound heavyweight class with a 2:17 pin of Capistrano Valley’s Neila Fritts.

Queen of the Lake Wrestling Tournament

Jan. 8 at Eastlake High School

Top individuals

103 Pounds

1. Lexi Holquin (University City)

2. Bella Sevillano (Steele Canyon)

3. Isabel Cigaroa (Imperial)

3. Kaiya Lopes (Rancho Bernardo)

Championship: Holquin pinned Sevillano, 1:12

108 Pounds

1. Xiomara Gallego (Poway)

2. Angelina Aguerilla (Hilltop)

3. Mia Zazueta (Olympian)

3. Alissandra Bernal (Olympian)

Championship: Gallego pinned Agueriila, 0:49

113 Pounds

1. Melina Lopez (Vista)

2. Iris Meono (Imperial)

3. Breanna Reynoso (Olympian)

3. Alyssa Caazres (Southwest El Centro)

Champion: Lopez pinned Meono, 2:31

113 -N Pounds

1. Jorden Hopp (Carlsbad)

2. Dominique Quezada (Steele Canyon)

3. Jessica Mexia (Mar Vista)

4. Ivaney Rada (Steele Canyon)

Championship: Hopps decisioned Quezada, 7-5

Third place: Mexia tech fall Rada, 17-2

118 Pounds

1. Eve Norban (Point Loma)

2. Zoey Liberato (Capistrano Valley)

3. Isabella Lamadrid (Eastlake)

3. Kylee Holquin (University City

Championship: Norban pinned Liberato, 1:01

123 Pounds

1. Cheyenne Sandoval (Olympian)

2. Mikeala Acevedo (Steele Canyon)

3. Elizabeth Morales (Clairemont)

3. Kayla Lim (West Hills)

Championship: Sandoval pinned Acevedo, 2:46

128 Pounds

1. Alejandra Valdiviezo (Poway)

2. Lexie Lopez (Mt. Carmel)

3. Sophia Mia (University City)

3. Kayla Edwards (Rancho Buena Vista)

Championship: Valdiviezo decisioned Lopez, 1-0

128 N Pounds

1. Hannah Gonzalez (Ramona)

2. Nicole Moore (Chula Vista)

3. Kassa Lake (Mt. Carmel)

4. Dani Brown (La Costa Canyon)

Championship: Gonzalez decisioned Moore, 8-1

Third place: Lake decisioned Brown, 4-0

133 Pounds

1. Milana Sims (Mt. Carmel)

2. Annabelle He (Rancho Bernardo)

3. Brianna Busse (Del Norte)

3. Paige Beals (Ramona)

Championship: Sims defeated He by injury default

133-N Pounds

1. Lyla Hguyen (San Pasqual)

2. Lauryn Wolfe (Olympian)

3. Amy Serrao (Chula Vista)

4. Sophie Rodriguez (La Costa Canyon)

Championship: Hguyen decisioned Wolfe, 6-5

Third place: Serrao decisioned Rodriguez, 3-2

139 Pounds

1. Alina Solis (Olympian)

2. Elizabeth LeNoir (Steele Canyon)

3. Katie Huslin (Olympian)

3. Jayden Santillan (Steele Canyon)

Championship: Solis pinned LeNoir, 1:00

145 Pounds

1. Brianna Le (San Pasqual)

2. Alani Trudgeon (Steele Canyon)

3. Alyeen Gomez (Olympian)

3. Isabelle Meza (Hilltop)

Championship: Le decisioned Trudgeon, 4-2

152 pounds

1. Andy Campos (San Ysidro)

2. Iris Garcia-Rodriguez (Vista)

3. Hope Jessee (Holtville)

3. Melanie Hayslip (Mt. Carmel)

Championship: Campos pinned Garcia-Rodriguez, 3:44

162 Pounds

1. Marina Morales (West Hills)

2. Elah Castro (Holtville)

3. Mekenna Hickman (Rancho Buena Vista)

3. Dia Kawashiro (Olympian)

Championship: Morales pinned Castro, 0:40

171 Pounds

1. Rory Hardy (Torrey Pines)

2. Hannah Perez (Capistrano Valley)

3. Alliso Mittry (Steele Canyon)

3. Jailyn Camacho (Vista)

Championship: Hardy pinned Perez, 3:22

191 Pounds

1. Alexandria Perez (La Costa Canyon)

2. Faith Manis (Steele Canyon)

3. Kiley McClain (Rancho Buena Vista)

3. Destiny Ware (San Marcos)

Championship: Perez pinned Manis, 3:29

237 Pounds

1. Valeria Rocha Ibarra (El Cajon Valley)

2. Neila Fritts (Capistrano Valley)

3. Kennedi Jones (Steele Canyon)

3. Deanna Guerrero (Steele Canyon)

Championship: Rocha Ibarra pinned Fritts, 2:17