With the team title already sealed for St. John Bosco, sophomore Cael Valencia (145) entered his final match as the massive underdog against his highly ranked opponent Marco Polanco of Bishop Amat.
Without hesitating or showing much respect for Polanco, Valencia controlled the match to get the 5-0 win and claim his second Cossarek tournament title in back-to-back seasons.
As the No. 2 seed, Valencia had three pins and a 6-1 regular decision prior to meeting Polanco. In fact, it only took Valencia 49 seconds as he pinned CIF-SS place winner Alex Godina of Westminster.
Valencia and his teammates will be back in action this weekend as they will travel to Ohio to compete at the always tough Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament. Congratulations to Valencia on being this week’s The California Wrestler, wrestler of the week.