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CV wrestler stellar in season debut
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Anthony Centeno made his season debut with Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling program last week.

The 160-pound senior brought home a sixth-place medal from the Shark Tank Invitational.

Centeno missed the previous month with a shoulder injury. "It's probably the best I've seen Anthony wrestle," Hawks head coach Rob Beckhart said. "It was exciting to watch because he was unseeded. He was confident, focused and aggressive. He never quit. He just wanted it more than the other kids."

Central Valley placed 35th at the 70-plus-team event, staged Dec. 29-30 at Corona's Santiago High School.

"Anthony was the only Central Valley wrestler to make it to the second day," Beckhart said. "It was a tough tournament. It's by far the best one we've been to this year. It was a good experience for the kids. They got to wrestle in a semi-elite tournament that attracted wrestlers from different states."

Anthony compiled a 5-3 record.

He pinned Buhach Colony's Josh Barajas (1:36), Santiago's Jesse Ojeda (2:32), Northview's Jose Davila (4:09) and Bishop Gorman's Tommy Field (5:00).

Anthony won by decision (7-2) over Clark's Alex Yoder.

Hawk teammates Adrian Vizcaino, Cesar Yepiz, Marcus Rodriguez, Isaiah Gonzales, Louis Gonzales, Cristian Garcia, Francisco Valdez, Josue Hernandez, Michael Manzur, Aaron Page, Raul Godinez and Rick Brown also competed.

Vizcaino compiled a 3-2 record at 182 pounds. He pinned Downey's Jacob Beltran (1:08), Hueneme's Christian Garcia (1:21) and Citrus Hill's Devan Saravia (3:28).

Yepiz (285s) went 2-2.

He won twice by pin.

Rodriguez (220s), Isaiah Gonzales (106s), Louis Gonzales (132s), Garcia (138s), Valdez (145s) and Hernandez (152s) had identical 1-2 records.

Manzur (113s), Page (120s), Godinez (126s) and Brown (171s) all lost twice.