Wrestling: Czelusta advances to State with silver at Regional

Vernon High School junior Andrew Czelusta has qualified for the 5A UIL State Boys Wrestling Tournament after finishing as Region 1 runner-up in the 152 lb. class last week in El Paso. (Daniel Walker/Vernon Record)

Vernon High School junior Andrew Czelusta has qualified for the 5A UIL State Boys Wrestling Tournament after finishing as Region 1 runner-up in the 152 lb. class last week in El Paso.

Ina flip from last week, Czelusta took 2nd at Region after also taking 2nd at District, while the District champion ended up falling all the way to 6th at Region.

The 2021 UIL Boys State Championship will be held April 23-24 in Cypress, just north of Houston.

Czelusta will wrestle Dripping Springs’ Jefferson Guerrero in his first match. Guerrero, a senior, finished 3rd in Region 4 and has a 22-5 receord this season. The winner of that match will face Region 2 champion Evan Atchley , a senior from Colleyville Heritage, who is 31-0 on the season.

Regional Boys Results

152 — Andrew Czelusta

Round 1 – Andrew Czelusta (Vernon) 18-5 won by fall over Diego Huerta (El Paso Austin) 9-4 (Fall 1:31)

Quarterfinal – Andrew Czelusta (Vernon) 18-5 won by decision over Patrick Perea (Canyon Randall) 20-5 (Dec 9-6)

Semifinal – Andrew Czelusta (Vernon) 18-5 won by decision over Adriel Piper (El Paso Parkland) 8-3 (Dec 15-13)

1st Place Match – Diego Falcon (Dumas) 29-2 won by fall over Andrew Czelusta (Vernon) 18-5 (Fall 5:50)

182 — Demetrius Bolton

Round 1 – Demetrius Bolton (Vernon) 4-3 won by fall over Cyrus Mejia (El Paso) 1-3 (Fall 3:52)

Quarterfinal – Branson Britten (Canyon Randall) 26-0 won by fall over Demetrius Bolton (Vernon) 4-3 (Fall 1:49)

Cons. Round 1 – Jose Perez (Clint Horizon) 5-9 won by fall over Demetrius Bolton (Vernon) 4-3 (Fall 1:42)

285 —  Kian Garcia

Quarterfinal – Koby Camacho (El Paso) 17-4 won by decision over Kian Garcia (Vernon) 12-6 (Dec 7-5)

Cons. Round 1 – Kian Garcia (Vernon) 12-6 won by fall over Julian Pimentel (Borger) 8-8 (Fall 2:53)

Cons. Round 2 – Liam Pryor (El Paso Chapin) 19-5 won by decision over Kian Garcia (Vernon) 12-6 (Dec 5-4)

106 — Jaden Martinez

Round 1 – Jonas Gross (El Paso El Dorado) 11-8 won by decision over Jaden Martinez (Vernon) 11-8 (Dec 4-0)

Cons. Round 1 – Gaven Alvarado (Amarillo Caprock) 17-6 won by decision over Jaden Martinez (Vernon) 11-8 (Dec 8-2)

113–  Sebastien Ortega

Round 1 – Brandon Smith (Dumas) 24-11 won by tech fall over Sebastien Ortega (Vernon) 10-8 (TF-1.5 3:34 (18-0))

Cons. Round 1 – Elijah Garcia (El Paso Hanks) 14-6 won in sudden victory – 1 over Sebastien Ortega (Vernon) 10-8 (SV-1 11-9)

145–  Ash Lay

Round 1 – Joshua Ramirez (El Paso El Dorado) 13-8 won by major decision over Ash Lay (Vernon) 3-14 (MD 11-3)

Cons. Round 1 – Landon San Miguel (Amarillo) 23-10 won by fall over Ash Lay (Vernon) 3-14 (Fall 3:22)

Regional Girls Results

95 — Juanita Salazar

Round 1 – Zurri Zamora (Amarillo Tascosa) 22-3 won by fall over Juanita Salazar (Vernon) 7-4 (Fall 1:13)

Cons. Round 1 – Juanita Salazar (Vernon) 7-4 won by fall over Jewel Franco (El Paso El Dorado) 12-8 (Fall 4:24)

Cons. Round 2 – Rayne Sanchez (Lubbock) 14-13 won by decision over Juanita Salazar (Vernon) 7-4 (Dec 4-3)

110–  Jairy Vazquez

Round 1 – Laura Contreras (El Paso Andress) 2-3 won by fall over Jairy Vazquez (Vernon) 5-9 (Fall 0:18)

Cons. Round 1 – Kylie Bustos (Amarillo Caprock) 17-3 won by fall over Jairy Vazquez (Vernon) 5-9 (Fall 3:49)

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