HS Wrestling: Temecula Valley’s Ryan Cosio & Temescal Canyon’s Cleveland Belton Place First at the CIF SS Masters Tournament

Cleveland Belton Ryan Cosio

Six Local Wrestlers Headed to the California State Championships

Temecula Valley’s Ryan Cosio and Cleveland Belton of Temescal Canyon, both won their weight classes to bring home Gold Medals from the CIF Southern Section Masters Tournament this weekend. They will be headed to the 45th Annual California State Championships next week at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.

Ryan Cosio (L) and Tyler Jorgensen


Four other local wrestles will also be headed to State. Temecula Valley will be sending Cosio, the 182 pound Champion, Jacob Fortin, who finished 7th at 195 and Tyler Jorgenson, the 8th place finisher at 10.




Belton, who was the Champion at 120 pounds will represent Temescal Canyon. Elsinore 220 pounder Dominik Urena took second in his division and Emmet Brooks of Chaparral’s 6th place finish qualified them to advance to State.

St. John Bosco won the CIF SS Master’s Tournament with 155.5 points and 8 qualifiers. Northview qualified 6 wrestlers for Stae and took second with142.0 points. Sultana was third, Alta Loma fourth and Palm Desert finished fifth.

Temecula Valley came in 13th, Temescal Canyon 20th, Elsinore 36th and Chaparral finished 60th.


The Titan’s Belton will have his work cut out for him next week. Senior Justin Mejia of Clovis will seek to become the second boys’ wrestler of all-time to win four CIF State Championships. Currently, only Darrell Vasquez of Bakersfield (1999-2002) has accomplished the feat.


2017 CIF SS Masters Champions

1st Flores, Eddie Northview

1st Vasquez, Jesse St. John Bosco 113

1st Belton, Cleveland Temescal Canyon 120

1st Palacio, Elijah Calvary Chapel 126

1st Diaz, Aaron Canyon Springs 132

1st Raya, Alejandro Yucaipa 138

1st Silva, Zander Alta Loma 145

1st Kim, Joshua Santiago 152

1st Bernal, Jordan Little Rock 160

1st Mantanona, Anthony Palm Desert

1st Cosio, Ryan Temecula Valley 182

1st Salas, Danny St. John Bosco 195

1st Daniel, Joey Santa Ana 220

1st Serna, Jackson Northview 285

Photos by Gwen Conroy & Javier Cosio