Ceja wins third tournament championship title

Vanessa Ceja stands at the top of the podium for the third time this season after winning the tournament championship at the West Coast Tournament of Champions in Rocklin on Saturday, Dec.16. (Photo by Andy Gomez)

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For the third time this season, Vanessa Ceja has won a wrestling tournament championship title. This time Ceja took on the best in the area, competing in the West Coast Tournament of Champions in Rocklin with over 500 girls competing from around the state. The WWCTOC is the only all-female wrestling tournament in the nation that showcases both high school and college with a recruiting aspect as well. Every section in the CIF was represented.

In a 16-person bracket Ceja won two matches on Friday, Dec. 15, and two more on Saturday, Dec. 16, to bring home the title.

“This was a great tournament for Vanessa to do well at,” said coach Andy Gomez. “There were a lot of college coaches there because the college teams competed the day before. She just dominated the whole tournament in every one of her matches and had a lot of people take notice.”

Ceja won the Folsom Girls Invitational Tournament on Nov. 25, and won the Roger Briones Tournament in San Leandro on Dec. 9.

Valeria Ceja also competed at the Rocklin Tournament and went 1-2 on the day, while Eli Moore and Alaina Corliss both put up a good battle in their matches.

For the boys team, the Warriors competed at the Chris Savedra Tournament at Wheatland High School on Saturday, Dec. 16, and again faced some very good competition.

“This was a very good tournament for us to compete in,” Gomez said. “There were a lot of teams in our league and division so we know what to expect from there and there were a lot of very good teams from the area with some great wrestlers. There were 30 teams and each bracket had 16 competitors in it.”

Brandon Gomez took third place. Albert Ramos placed sixth. Kendrick Borchard placed fifth. Angel Vital placed sixth, while Dylan Adams didn’t place but had a great showing.

“This was a big improvement for us overall,” Gomez added.


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