Thursday Feb 23 2012
Subjeck reaches semis, qualifies for state tournament
By: Matt Long/Telegraph Sports Editor
Three other Trojans still alive
Keaton Subjeck has reached the semifinals of the 160-pound weight class after the first day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Wrestling Tournament. As a result of making the semis, Subjeck has qualified for the state tournament. Subjeck pinned his first two opponents before beating Atwater’s Kyle Thorpe, 4-3, to reach the semifinals. Subjeck will face Markus Davis of Golden Valley in the semis. The winner will face either Casa Roble’s Christopher Matis or McNair’s Jim Wilson in the finals. Oak Ridge has three other wrestlers alive in the consolation bracket: Cameron Miller at 132, Taylor Ellerman at 138 and Zach Claiborne at 182. After winning his first match by fall, Miller was knocked to the consolation bracket with a loss. However, he turned the disappointment into a satisfying day by knocking off rivals Christian Canepa from Ponderosa and Tony Hernandez from Folsom to make it into the top-12 wrestlers in the weight class. Two wins tomorrow will qualify him for the state tournament. Ellerman won his first two matches convincingly with a pin and a major decision, before losing to Oakdale’s Tyler Noon, 11-3. Claiborne got pinned in his first match, but won three straight by pins in the consolation bracket.