DOWNEY - The Warren High School wrestling team hosted the San Gabriel Valley League wrestling finals last Saturday and had three wrestlers walk away as individual league champions.Cross-town rival Downey also had three league champions and upstart Paramount came away with eight individual champions. Warren's Adrian Duarte won his league title at 113 pounds, Zac Brito won at 132 pounds and Chris Angeles won at 138 pounds. All three wrestlers qualified as the San Gabriel Valley League's top wrestler at their respective weight class. Downey's Mark Lopez was a league champion at 106 pounds, Daniel Martinez won his weight class at 126 pounds and Juan Soto was a league champion at 152 pounds. All three Downey wrestlers qualified as the San Gabriel Valley League's top wrestler at their individual weight class. As Warren and Downey won six individual wrestling league championships between them, Paramount came away with eight. Paramount's Steven DeLeon won at 120 pounds, Jose Estrada won at 145 pounds, Alfonso Robles won at 160 pounds, Jaycob Martinez won at 171 pounds, Kevin Uriarte won at 182 pounds, Michael Alvarenga won at 195 pounds, Noe Sandoval won at 220 pounds and Cal football commit Chris Borrayo won at 285 pounds. It was an impressive showing for Paramount, individually. This was also the first time Paramount had won the outright San Gabriel Valley League wrestling title since 1988. Downey and Warren have owned wrestling in the San Gabriel Valley League since 1988. Paramount, Downey and Warren will now compete at the C.I.F. Dual Meet Championships tomorrow. C.I.F. Individual competition will resume next Saturday at pre-determined high school sites and will produce Master's meet qualifiers. The Master's meet placers will then qualify for the State meet to be held the following weekend. February is always a busy month in high school wrestling.
********** Published: Febuary 7, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 43