Trinity League Title on the Line for Bosco and Servite
By Pablo Di Maria
Two of the most successful teams in the Trinity League will meet up tonight at 7: OO PM inside the St. John Bosco Gymnasium. St. John Bosco is currently ranked # 4 in the state, while Servite sits just outside the top 10 team rankings. Bosco has won the league title 6 times (2006-2009, 2012-2013) and Servite has won it 3 times, the most recent being in 2014. Many fans tend to forget that St. John Bosco is a tournament team, but may not be as strong when it comes to dueling top teams. Nonetheless, in the sport of wrestling, it only takes one mistake and an upset could happen via the pin.
St. John Bosco (S) Servite (S)
106: Cade Olivas #1 Liam Cronin #17
113: Robert Eredia Matt Rodriguez #39
120: Ben Angel A.J. Silva
126: Josh Solomon #31 Noah Blakely #13
132: Jacob Santiago Wolfgang Bernal
138: Jonathan Rodriguez Troy Madrigal #31
145: Jacob Bueno J.J. Reed #25
152: Matt Williams #34 Angel Cordova #31
160: Adrian Ochoa Kevin Vidal
170: Anthony Valencia #1 Gordon Livermore #19
182: Zahid Valencia #1 Mike Vasquez #13
195: Danny Salas #19 Parker Saltzman #29
220: Jagger Aguilar Kyle Patterson #25
285: Bryce Hix Victor Leuta #23
St. John Bosco is favored at 106, 152, 170, and 182, while Servite is expected to win at 126, 145, 220 and 285. The 113, 120, 132, 138, 160, and 195 weight classes are each up for grabs. Now, I know Saltzman defeated Salas 2-1 at Five Counties, but their match was close and a new outcome is possible tonight. Let the best team win!
Note: State Rankings by TCW.