Huntington Beach High finished runner-up, Edison took seventh place, and Marina was ninth at the 2014 National Scholastic Surfing Assn. State Championships that ended Sunday at Church, San Onofre.
Huntington placed second in the High School Varsity Team division, behind San Clemente which won the title for the sixth-straight year. Dana Hills was third, Carlsbad fourth, Mira Costa fifth, San Dieguito sixth, Edison seventh, Newport Harbor eighth, and Marina was ninth. In the High School Varsity Mens division, Oilers Tomas King was third, Jake Saenz fifth and Kirk Weissinger sixth. In the Longboard division, Huntington's Jeremy Guilmette took fifth. In the High School Varsity Women's division, Samantha Cendro of Huntington placed fifth.
In the High School Junior Varsity Team division, Huntington was fourth, Edison fifth and Marina sixth in a division won for the first time by Ventura. Hailey Chance of Huntington took fourth place in the High School Junior Varsity Women's division. Edison's Christian Wilerth won the High School Junior Varsity Longboard division title. Max Seiersen of Huntington was fifth and Keith Hibbs of Marina sixth in longboard.
Two teams from both Sowers and Dwyer finished among the top eight in the Middle School Team standings, a division captured for the 10th consecutive time by San Clemente Shorecliffs. Sowers "A" was fourth, Dwyer A sixth, Dwyer B seventh, and Sowers B eighth. Sophia Cendro of Dwyer placed sixth in the Middle School Girls division. Max Vandermulen of Sowers took fourth, Jovan Smith of Dwyer sixth, and Kyle Cannon of Sowers was seventh, in the Middle School Longboard division.
San Diego State won the College Division for the sixth-straight year.
— From staff reports
USA Junior Surf Team selected for Worlds
Surfing America, the National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the USA, recently announced its rosters for its final travel squad for the USA Junior Surf Team that will compete April 3-14 at the International Surfing Assn. (ISA) World Junior Surfing Championships in Salinas, Ecuador. Kanoa Igarashi, 16, of Huntington Beach, was one of four athletes named to the Boys' Under-18 Team. The Junior Surf Team coaching staff includes Micah Byrne of Huntington Beach and Kevyn Dean of Huntington is the team's medical director.
More information on the USA Junior Surf Team can be found at http://www.surfingamerica.org, and http://www.isasurf.org.
USA Jr. Surf Team Travel Squad
Boys U18 division: Jake Davis, 16, captain (Capistrano Beach); Kanoa Igarashi, 16 (Huntington Beach); Nic Hdez, 17 (Santa Cruz); Daniel Glenn, 17 (New Smyrna Beach, FL.).
Boys U16 division: Jake Marshall, 15 (Encinitas); Griffin Colapinto, 15 (San Clemente); Nolan Rapoza, 16 (Long Beach); Luke Gordon, 14 (Pawley's Island, S.C.).
Girls U18 division: Tia Blanco, 16 (San Clemente); Frankie Harrer, 16 (Malibu).
Girls U16 division: Maddie Peterson, 15 (Wildwood Crest, N.J.); Malia Osterkamp, 15 (San Clemente).
Coaches/staff: Ryan Simmons, coach (Costa Mesa); Micah Byrne, coach (Huntington Beach); Kevyn Dean, medical director (Huntington Beach); Justin Jung, videographer (San Clemente); Greg Cruse, team manager, Surfing America executive director (San Clemente).
— From staff reports
Splashball at HB High
Huntington Beach Water Polo Club is accepting registration for its 12-week Splashball program.