With 325 points and 10 champions on the day, the St. John Bosco wrestling squad dominated the competition at the 4th Annual South Torrance Spartan Kickoff. The Braves advanced 11 grapplers to the finals and came away with 10 individual titles on the night.
Christian Nunez (126) continued his winning ways as he won a tight 5-3 match against Hawaiian state champion Logan Garcia of Moanalua, to win his third consecutive South Torrance Spartan Kickoff title. Freshman Cael Valencia (138) turned in the performance of the night as he was able to fend off 2017 Southern Section Masters Meet Champion Aaron Diaz of Canyon Springs, 9-4.
Claiming their second tournament title of their careers included Louis Rojas (152), Nathan Hass (170), and David Aranda (285) of St. John Bosco.
106lbs Justin Valdoria of St. John Bosco vs. Carlos Velasquez of Warren
120lbs Antonio Lorenzo of St. John Bosco vs. Jose Lozano of North Torrance
126lbs Christian Nunez of St. John Bosco vs. Logan Garcia of Moanalua (Hawaii)
132lbs Cleveland Belton of St. John Bosco vs. Joey Mora of Esperanza
138lbs Cael Valencia of St. John Bosco vs. Aaron Diaz of Canyon Springs
145lbs Sonny Santiago of St. John Bosco vs. Will Curtis of Mira Costa
152lbs Louis Rojas of St. John Bosco vs. Essex Gilbertson of Ventura
160lbs Mike Beltran of St. John Bosco vs. Ethan Rugg of Pacifica
170lbs Nathan Hass of St. John Bosco vs. Carlos Duzaro of Warren
182lbs Eric Ramirez of Carson vs. Josh Abarca of Montebello
195lbs Rupert Ramos of Ventura vs. Jake Jakubec of Excelsior Charter
220lbs Drew Cornelius of Orange Lutheran vs. Paul Lee of South Torrance
285lbs David Aranda of St. John Bosco vs. Tony Dacosta of Torrance