Sunnyside’s Sergio Vega three-time champ in prestigious Reno Tournament of Champions

Sunnyside’s Sergio Vega will go for his fourth straight Reno Tournament of Champions title next season (Daniel Vega photo)

Sunnyside junior 138-pound standout Sergio Vega, who has a 90-0 record in his high school career, won all of his matches in the Reno Tournament of Champions on Friday and Saturday to claim his third straight title in the prestigious national event at Reno, Nev.

Vega, who has verbally committed to Ivy League program Cornell, won the 113-pound title in 2021 and 126-pound championship last year in the Reno TOC.

The two-time state champion won by a 5-0 decision over Giosue Hickman of Goodyear Canyon View in the 138-pound championship match of the Reno TOC.

Sunnyside will compete against Canyon View in a significant match Wednesday at Desert View at 4 p.m.

The Blue Devils finished third in the team competition in the Reno TOC with 204.5 points, which placed behind champion Burbank, Calif., St. John Bosco (268) and Gilroy, Calif. (220).

Canyon View finished 10th with 133.5 points.

Sunnyside’s Carlitos Stanton, who committed to Iowa State last week, advanced to the championship of the 144-pound weight class in the Reno TOC and placed second.

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Reno Tournament of Champions Results


138 Sergio Vega (Sunnyside) DEC Giosue Hickman Goodyear, AZ (Canyon View), 5-0

144 Moses Mirabal Gilroy, CA (Gilroy) F Carlitos Stanton (Sunnyside), 3:37


138 Sergio Vega (Sunnyside) DEC Austin Paris UT (Grand County), 10-6

144 Carlitos Stanton (Sunnyside) MD David Wetzel Spanish Fork, UT (Spanish Fork), 11-2

285 Shilo Jones Boise, ID (Mountain View ID) F Zayne Candelaria (Sunnyside), 2:00


138 Sergio Vega (Sunnyside) F Landon Lavey Prineville, OR (Crook County), 2:28

144 Carlitos Stanton (Sunnyside) F Tigran Greyan Burbank, CA (St John Bosco), 4:31

150 Joseph Liescheski Allen, TX (Allen) DEC Cristian Rivera (Sunnyside), 5-2

157 Logan Hancey Plain City, UT (Fremont) DEC Victor Gonzalez (Sunnyside), 7-5 SV

165 Ryan Clink (Chico) MD Nicholas Piña (Sunnyside), 9-0

285 Zayne Candelaria (Sunnyside) F Ashton Fields Redmond, OR (Redmond), 5:52

Round of 16

126 Michael Romero West Covina, CA (St John Bosco) F Sean Archuleta (Sunnyside), 1:36

132 Manuel Saldate Las Vegas, NV (Slam Academy) DEC Adyn Bostick (Sunnyside), 6-1

138 Sergio Vega (Sunnyside) F Sergio Gomez Norwalk, CA (St John Bosco), 3:05

144 Carlitos Stanton (Sunnyside) MD Coye Coffman Fruitland, ID (Fruitland), 14-2

150 Cristian Rivera (Sunnyside) F Nick Weipert Green River, WY (Green River), 1:35

157 Victor Gonzalez (Sunnyside) MD Chaz Ponton Boise, ID (Mountain View ID), 12-4

165 Nicholas Piña (Sunnyside) DEC Spencer Kochevar Riverton, UT (Mountain Ridge), 9-3

175 Bridger Thalman Hyrum, UT (Mountain Crest) F Yassael Gonzalez (Sunnyside), 5:15

215 Troy Grizzle Boise, ID (Mountain View ID) DEC Rene Bostick (Sunnyside), 2-1

285 Zayne Candelaria (Sunnyside) F Miguel Camacho Toppenish, WA (Toppenish), 4:26

Round of 32

106 Eric Bice Henderson, NV (Slam Academy) DEC Julian Canez (Sunnyside), 5-0

132 Lincoln Gregersen Arvada, CO (Ralston Valley) TF Carmine Cruz (Sunnyside), 17-2 5:22

132 Adyn Bostick (Sunnyside) F Tripp Moussavi West linn, OR (West Linn), 0:59

138 Sergio Vega (Sunnyside) F Samuel Yokoyama Los Alamitos, CA (Los Alamitos), 1:24

144 Carlitos Stanton (Sunnyside) MD Isaac Padilla Vacaville, CA (Vacaville), 18-4

150 Cristian Rivera (Sunnyside) TF Hayden Wilkerson Pleasant Grove, UT (Pleasant Grove), 18-0 4:40

165 Nicholas Piña (Sunnyside) DEC Jean-luc Guerra Boise, ID (Mountain View ID), 8-4

175 Yassael Gonzalez (Sunnyside) DEC Brayden Carson Long Beach, CA (St John Bosco), 1-0

190 Landen Shurtleff Payson, UT (Payson) DEC Lucas Mata (Sunnyside), 7-5

215 Rene Bostick (Sunnyside) F Reagan Gowen Central Point, OR (Crater), 2:48

285 Zayne Candelaria (Sunnyside) F Champion Dyes Denver, CO (Mullen), 0:51

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