Jankovich, Elliott on collision course after Masters day one

By: Staff Report
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The first day of action is in the books at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters wrestling tournament. When the wrestling continues at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oakmont’s Jake Elliott and cross-town rival Dylan Jankovich of Roseville will be on the mat together in an elimination bout at 130 pounds. Jankovich won his first match before losing in round two. Two wins in the consolation bracket have kept him alive to meet Ellliott, who fell to the matchup after losing his quarterfinal bout. The Oakmont sophomore won two before losing that match. The bad news for the two friends is that only one has a chance to reach the state finals, as the loser will bow out too soon to finish in the top seven of the 130-pound division. There are 12 wrestlers left in each weight class when wrestling resumes Saturday, with seven from each division moving on. Sean Merigold (103 pounds) and Peter Santos (125) of Woodcreek are both still alive with one loss on day one. Granite Bay’s Andrew Broadland (112), Adam Wagner (145) and Gavin Andrews (285) are in the same boat. No wrestler from the four Roseville/Granite Bay area schools got through the first day unscathed.