Titan Mercury Youth Wrestlers Search for National Acclaim After a Dominate Performance at the CAUSAW State Championships

By: Jonny Ruggiano

Coach Reece Humphrey entered Fresno’s Selland Arena for the first time as the new Titan Mercury Wrestling Club coach. Humphrey who had taken the program over last year from legendary coach John Azevedo, had never coached at the CAUSAW State Championships. What resulted was multiple State Champions and several National Qualifiers. Winning State titles at the Cadet and Junior levels were Jonathan Prata, Joshua Kim and Luka Wick.

Shortly after the State Championships, coach Humphrey and wrestler Jonathan Prata flew off to New York City to compete in the coveted Beat the Streets New York Gala. The annual event will showcase the nation’s top senior level wrestlers against a strong team from Japan. Competing first will be the youth wrestlers, including Prata, in Times Square. All the action will be live streamed via www.flowrestling.org.

Coach Mike Duran continued his dominance at the girl’s CAUSAW State Championships. Winning state titles at the Cadet and Junior level included Jessica Sanchez, who won both divisions, World medalists Allieda Martinez and Gracie Figuroa, Anatali Smalley, and Trina Nguyen.

There is little rest for the wicked and coach Duran’s squad has already taken off to Irving, TX for the Body Bar National Championships. Many girls will battle for their chance to earn a World team spot, including TMWC wrestlers  Anatali Smalley, Gracie Figueroa, Allieda Martinez, Trina Ngyuen, Angelina Gomez, Haley Ward and Makayla Rydbeck. The Body Bar Nationals can also be viewed at www.flowrestling.org. Below is a complete list of all placers from the 2017 CAUSAW State Championships.


Name Group Weight Class Placing
BOYS Prata, Jonathan Junior Boys 113 1
BOYS Kim, Joshua Junior Boys 152 1
BOYS Flores, Sidney Junior Boys 138 4
BOYS Wick, Luka CatB2 138 1
BOYS Escobedo, Josh OP-FR 86 6
BOYS Ruiz, Koa SB 105 3
BOYS Che, Devyn SB 112 3
BOYS Nguyen, Mb – ethan SB 91 5
BOYS Bozanic, Dominic INT 60 1
BOYS Rios, Ryan INT 70 1
BOYS Sanchez, Samuel INT 50-55 2
BOYS Gutierrez, Vinnie INT 65 3
BOYS Uyemura, Mikel david INT 103 3
BOYS Segura, Enrique INT 120 5
GIRLS Martinez, Alledia Junior Girls 117 1
GIRLS Figueroa, Gracie Junior Girls 122 1
GIRLS Smalley, Anatli Junior Girls 152 1
GIRLS Nguyen, Trina Junior Girls 106 1
GIRLS Sanchez, Jessica Junior Girls 127 1
GIRLS Gomez, Angelina Junior Girls 106 2
GIRLS Hutchison, Mckenna Junior Girls 132 3
GIRLS Garcia, Clare Junior Girls 122 3
GIRLS Vasquez, Jessica Junior Girls 106 4
GIRLS Cardenas, Caitlin Junior Girls 127 5
GIRLS Padilla, Julia Junior Girls 144 5
GIRLS Sanchez, Jessica CatG 127 1
GIRLS Ward, Hailey CatG 100 2
GIRLS Arrington, Allyson CatG 117 4
GIRLS Rydbeck, Makayla CatG 106 5
GIRLS Parra, Adelina CatG 164 5
GIRLS Valdivia, Alyssa CatG 117 6




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