Rancho Santa Fe School Wrestling Team captures record five medals at tournament

1st row sitting (from left): Nick Previti, Julian Shearer, Stetson Conner, Alex Brown, Nick Persico; 2nd row sitting (from left): Seth Rossier, David Seidel, Aidan McGeehan, Jacob Richardson; 3rd row standing (from left): Lucas Swortwood, Conrad Delgado, Daniel Burns, Paul Gauvreau, Coach Ryan Bixler

The R. Roger Rowe School Wrestling Team took home a record five medals at the North County Middle School Wrestling Tournament held on Feb. 23 at Santa Fe Christian Schools.  The tournament included middle school teams from Earl Warren M.S.,  Carmel Valley M.S., Martin Luther King M.S., Cesar Chavez M.S., Oak Crest M.S., Diegueno M.S., and Marco Forster M.S. The RSF Eagles team is composed of thirteen 5th through 8th graders and coached by Ryan Bixler, a professional MMA fighter who trains out of Team Quest in Encinitas.

The team won more medals than at any other tournament in recent history: Stetson Conner 2nd place at 75 lbs; Julian Shearer 3rd place at 80 lbs; Paul Gauvreau 1st place at 90 lbs; David Seidel 2nd place at 95 lbs; Danny Burns 4th place at 145 lbs.  The team is looking forward to next year when they will field at least eight 7th and 8th graders against the generally older and more experienced teams.  The tournament was sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito.

David Seidel (red) during second period action.
Stetson Conner (red) during first period action.
Julian Shearer (red) during first period action.