Ten members of Servite's Wrestling team competed in arguably one of the toughest preseason tournaments last weekend in Fresno finishing with three placers and two champions in the High School Elite Division!
Both Teddy Okada (143) and Josh Medina (138) won titles at the World Challenge Tournament in their respective weight classes while Daniel Magaña (143) took 4th.
Following the event, Pablo Di Maria from The California Wrestling Forum named Okada one of the top five performers at the tournament saying:
"This weekend at the World Challenge, Okada, looked like a man on a mission. He kickstarted the event by winning his first match by a fall in 3:22 over Caleb Trumbull (Titan Mercury wrestling club), followed by a (5-0) win over Logan Avina-Barajas (Clovis) to make the semifinal round. Three takedowns to none helped Okada advanced to the finals as he easily defeated Christian Navida (San Marcos) 7-2. Okada's biggest obstacle was his finals opponent Jaden Abas (Rancho Bernardo). You see, Abas and Okada met last December in Reno, Nevada, and Okada was injured during their battle and thus, his season was cut short. This time around, Okada wrestled a smart match that saw him go up (5-1) at the end of the second period after almost pinning, Abas. A takedown by Abas and two escapes by Okada ended the match, 7-3. Keep an eye on Okada as he will attempt and win a state championship just like his father (Tony) did in 1991."
The Friars' wrestling season begins November 29th at home vs. Villa Park.