The No. 1 Fight'n Friars Open with a 42-27 Victory over No. 2 Villa Park
By Steve Fryer
Photo Credit: Dave Peeters
ANAHEIM — Servite defeated Villa Park 42-27 on Thursday at Servite in a nonleague dual match between Orange County's top two ranked teams.
It was the season opener for Servite, the No. 1 team in the Orange County coaches' top 10. It was the second match for No. 2 Villa Park. The Spartans defeated No. 7 Fountain Valley earlier this month.
"Our kids were kind of hungry," Servite coach Alan Clinton said. "They needed some competition. They were ready and they were prepared."
Servite winners by fall Thursday were Josh Medina (134 pounds), Teddy Okada (140), Daniel Magana (147), Valor Buck (162) and Tristen Wilson (197).
Among Villa Park's more effective wrestlers was heavy weight Mike Ruiz who won by technical fall.
Ruiz is ranked No. 10 in the state by CaliforniaWrestler.com at 220 pounds. Okada is ranked No. 8 in his weight class. Medina is No. 9 in his.