ANAHEIM, CA. – After a couple of uncertainties on the year due to wrestlers overlapping in the same weight category, the Friars of Servite High were triumphant over the weekend, in once again, defeating Trinity League rivals St. John Bosco (37-32) to claim the 2019 CIF-SS Division I duals and the third overall dual-meet championship for Coach Alan Clinton and staff.
"It came down to the wire, and it came down to them or us," said Coach Alan Clinton. “We won seven matches and so did they. However, bonus points in five of the seven matches helped us win the dual."
The dual meet started at 138 where Teddy Okada put No. 26 Oscar Aranda on his back to earn the fall and put the Friars up on the scoreboard 6-0. However, The Friars were quiet through the second and third matches as No. 2 Cael Valencia pinned Daniel Magana at 145, and Tyler Okada was defeated by No. 4 Sonny Santiago 5-1.
D. Magana gave Valencia a tough match as the score was tie 3-3 in the third period before Valencia got the cradle and flattened Magana for the fall.
Valor Buck tied the dual-meet at nine apart as he earned a hard-fought 12-5 decision over No. 34 Mikey Beltran after bumping up a weight class. The dual-meet when back in favor of Bosco as Louis Rojas earned the 8-1 decision over Neil Carter at 170. Chris Flores became an unsung hero on the dual as with hard work he was able to flatten William Tetsch to earn the fall in the first period to helped Servite go up 15-12 after six matches. The joy for the Servite faithful didn’t last match as No. 2 Nathan Haas pinned Victor Villasenor late in the third period.
The Friars then grabbed the largest lead of the afternoon when No. 11 Tristan Wilson received a forfeit, and Ayden Matheney made quick work of his opponent at 285 to help the Friars take a 27-18 led after nine matches.
Nevertheless, Bosco got closer to the led as they received six points out of a forfeit at 106 to cut the led to 27-24. However, state qualifier Andrew Silva got the Friars to go up by nine points as he pinned Charles Burnett in 58 seconds to put the Friars a step closer to a CIF Dual-Meet championship.
The next two matches went in favor of Bosco as Antonio Lorenzo (120), and Isaac Salas (126) earned major decisions to put all the pressure on the 132 bout with the score 33-32 in favor of Servite.
It was a walk on the park for Josh Medina as he got the 14-2 win over Fargo All-American Timothy Levine to help the Friars win the CIF-SS Division I Dual-Meet Championship and the third overall in the school’s history.
With the win, it will surely give the wrestlers the motivation they need as next Friday they will begin their path to the CIF state tournament with the Trinity league tournament scheduled to take place at St. John Bosco at 2:00 pm.
138 – Teddy Okada (Servite) Fall. Oscar Aranda (Bosco) 1:33
145 – Cael Valencia (Bosco) Fall. Daniel Magana (Servite) 5:37
152 – Sonny Santiago (Bosco) Dec. Tyler Okada (Servite) 5-1
160 – Valor Buck (Servite) Dec. Mikey Beltran (Bosco) 12-5
170 – Louis Rojas (Bosco) Dec. Ryan Carter (Servite) 8-1
182 – Chris Flores (Servite) Fall. William Tetsch (Bosco) 1:55
195 – Nathan Haas (Bosco) Fall. Victor Villasenor (Servite) 5:12
220 – Tristen Wilson (Servite) Forfeit
285 - Ayden Matheney (Servite) Fall. Daniel Tackett (Bosco) 1:28
106 – Andrew Morales (Bosco) Forfeit
113 – Andrew Silva (Servite) Fall. Charles Burnett (Bosco) :58
120 – Antonio Lorenzo (Bosco) Maj. Samuel Matles (Servite) 10-0
126 – Isaac Salas (Bosco) Maj. Marcos Magana (Servite) 11-0
132 - Josh Medina (Servite) Maj. Timothy Levine (Bosco) 14-2
Servite 37 Bosco 32