Girl’s Wrestling Preview 2018-2019

The girl’s wrestling season started off with a bang this past weekend at their first set of tournaments. At the Peninsula Invitational Mia Olmos, a two time CCS champion and state qualifier, wrestled her teammate Julianna Moreno for first place. Moreno took second. Abigaile Villalvazo, Eleni Fakaosi and Fina Nawaikula  also took second among their respective weight classes. Lincoln finished 4th out of 37 schools with a score of 105 points.

Left to right: Coach Haven Olmos, Mia Olmos, Eleni Fakaosi, Julianna Moreno,Coach Michelle Olmos, Fina Nawaikula. Taken at Overfelt High School. (Michelle Olmos)

At the Lady Royals tournament the next day, Olmos took first place in the tournament, defeating the third ranked wrestler in the state. Moreno placed third after pinning two section placers and a state qualifier, her only loss was to the third ranked wrestler in  the state. Fakaosi placed third in her division, losing only to the eighth ranked wrestler in the state form Del Oro HS. Nawaikula finished second in her weight class, defeating the tenth ranked wrestler in the state. Kaelin Romero and Abigaile Villalvazo won the consolation bracket. Ashleigh Olesen, Laela Keo and Makayla De La Cerda also competed and took some wins. The team finished 8th at the Lady Royals Tournament.

Lincoln Lion Tales talked to the captains, Eleni Fakaosi and Mia Olmos, of the team before practice earlier this week. These were their responses:

Left to right: Top Row: Coach Haven Olmos, Julianna Moreno, Fina Nawaikula, Mia Olmos, Coach Michelle Olmos Bottom row: Laela Keo, Eleni Fakaosi, Abby Villalvazo, Makayla De La Cerda, Gabriella Cardoza. Taken at Half Moon Bay High School. (Michelle Olmos)

Eleni Fakaosi:

Q: What are your expectations for the season?

A: “I really want to qualify for state again and try to place this time.”

Q: How long have you been wrestling?

A: “I wrestled in middle school but it’s not the same as high school, it’s a lot more tensive.”

Q: How do you think you did in the last tournaments this past weekend?

A: “Compared to last year it was a big improvement for me.”

Q: How do you feel about wrestling?

A: “I really like it. I know it can get really intense and hard sometimes but you just have to push through it I guess”


Mia Olmos:

Q: How do you feel about wrestling?

A: “I like wrestling, it’s a very hard sport and takes a lot of dedication.”

Q: How long have you been wrestling?

A: “I’ve been wrestling for 7 years.”

Q: What are your expectations for the season?

A: “My expectation for this season is to place higher than I did at tournaments compared to last year. Just take it one tournament at a time and improve.”

Make sure to make it out to the Rose Garden Rumble this Saturday, December 8th to support our wrestlers! It’s a home tournament and starts at 10 am.

2018 Girl’s Wrestling Schedule (Michelle Olmos)
2018 Girl’s Wrestling Roster (Michelle Olmos)