By Tim Peterson
(Lakewood) – Arroyo took home the CIF Wrestling Championship Saturday at Lakewood High School.
Tim Hawkins’ crew beat Paramount in the quarterfinals 55-16. That win was huge after Paramount beat the Knights earlier in the year. In the semis Arroyo took out the number one seed and defending champ Mayfair 41-31.
The Knights then claimed the title with a 53-16 victory over the number two seed Downey in the Finals. Arroyo, who came into the tournament ranked fifth, got a huge effort out of the entire squad. The big winners on the day were as follows:
106: Victor Atherton 3-0
132: Ishmal Cruz 3-0,
138: Omar Pano 3-0
145: David Tovar/ Andrew Longo 3-0
170: Fausto Reys 3-0.