Wrestlers take down faculty in fundraiser

DOWNEY - The Warren High School wrestling team put together a fundraiser last Wednesday, May 30, to help raise money for their C.I.F. championship rings.The Warren wrestlers wrestled 15 faculty members in a dual style format. It was an exciting event that nearly sold out. There certainly was a lot of excitement in the Warren High School gym. Mr. Elsasser wrestled first against 132 pounder Oscar Gutierrez. Mr. Austin then wrestled next and took on 160 pounder Aaron Ibarra. That was followed by Coach Rodriguez wrestling 125 pounder Rick Ruiz. Mr. Russell wrestled fourth and took on 132 pound co-captain Michael Morales. Mr. Lee then wrestled the other team co-captain 113 pounder Jeremy Rocha. Coach Miranda wrestled sixth and took on 160 pounder Walter Bonilla. Mr. Larkin wrestled next and battled 138 pounder Chris Angeles. Former, and current East Knight, Coach Fetter wrestled 182 pounder Jimmy Matias and was followed by Coach Seanez wrestling 171 pounder Andrew Fausto. Coach Jiminez wrestled tenth and took on 215 pounder Julio Flores. Mr. Tyner, Warren's summer school principal, wrestled eleventh and competed against 152 pounder Jose Gomez. Mr. Westerman then took to the mat and wrestled heavyweight Ricky Juarez. Mr. Rodriguez then wrestled 120 pounder Darren Donate, Coach Waldron took on 106 pounder Andy Garcia and Mr. Orlinsky, just out of his lab coat, finished by wrestling 145 pounder Bernabe Perez. The Warren faculty and staff are very proud of their C.I.F. champion wrestling team. It was nice to see so many faculty members help these student-athletes in such a worthwhile event. Chris Angeles, Warren's 138 pounder, mentioned to me that he was very proud of his teammates hard work and dedication and is looking forward to making another run at a league title and perhaps, a deep run in C.I.F.

********** Published: June 07, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 08