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15 straight wins for wrestlers
CV wrestling extends its WAC dual streak
Central Valleys Wilbur Arellano won by pin versus Ceres Highs Shanald Lal and Los Banos Devin Vaca. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling team topped crosstown-rival Ceres High and tradition-rich Los Banos surprisingly easy this past week.

"They're our biggest competition and we beat them," Hawks senior grappler Jason Beckhart said. "I thought the team scores would be closer."

Central Valley notched its 15th straight Western Athletic Conference dual-meet victory dating back to the 2013-14 season with a 54-15 rout of Los Banos on Wednesday in Ceres.

"We focused on being mentally tough and finishing matches," Hawks head coach Rob Beckhart said.

Central Valley improved to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference standings.

The Hawks had a combined record of 12-0 against WAC opponents the previous two seasons.

"There's always added pressure," Jason Beckhart said. "Every team wants to beat us. They don't want us to have a third undefeated season. We just have to keep working hard."

Beckhart won by forfeit at 221 pounds versus the Tigers (1-1).

Brandon Senseney won by forfeit at 127 pounds.

Wilbur Arellano won by pin (0:38) over Devin Vaca at 114 pounds.

Angel Rico won by pin (1:45) over Joseph De La Rosa at 183 pounds.

David Lezama won by pin (2:26) over Evan Duran at 285 pounds.

Andrew Marquez won by pin (2:51) over Jimmy Victor at 171 pounds.

Christian Oliver won by pin (5:26) over Dreu Briseno at 139 pounds.

Luis Saucedo won by decision (9-3) over Christian McEntire at 121 pounds.

Jose Castillo won by decision (10-5) over Isaiah Jimenez at 146 pounds.

Sev Vazquez won by decision (6-3) over Gilberto Madriz at 153 pounds.

Angel Gonzales won by decision (4-3) over Saul Madriz at 133 pounds.

Adrian Badillo lost by decision (3-0) to Daniel Fernandez at 196 pounds.

Trent Craig lost by major decision (13-2) to Sebastian Vegara at 107 pounds.

Alex Alvarado lost by pin (6:47) to Paul Reyes at 161 pounds.

Host Central Valley led from start to finish in dominating Ceres High 53-21 on Jan. 12.

"I spent hours putting the lineup together," coach Beckhart said. "I knew we had the potential to win big. To be honest with you, I expected it to be close. They're a quality team. I'm pretty sure we'll see them at sections."

Saucedo won by pin (0:59) over Michael Vargas at 120 pounds.

Alvarado won by pin (1:11) over Aiden Moore at 160 pounds.

Lezama won by pin (2:31) over Daniel McElwain at 285 pounds.

Martinez won by pin (3:29) over Diego Diaz at 182 pounds.

Beckhart won by pin (4:35) over Conner Johnson at 220 pounds.

Arellano won by pin (4:56) over Shanald Lal at 113 pounds.

Oliver won by major decision (15-5) over Ethan Letras at 145 pounds.

Vazquez won by major decision (9-1) over Jaden Cooper at 138 pounds.

Gonzales won by decision (4-3) over Brian Becerra at 132 pounds.

Badillo won by forfeit at 195 pounds.

Senseney lost by decision (11-5) to Luis Camarillo at 126 pounds.

Down 11-0, Senseney nearly won by pin in the final minute of the match.

Marquez lost by pin (3:59) to Spencer Nelson at 170 pounds.

Castillo lost by pin (3:26) to John Alba at 152 pounds.

Craig lost by pin (1:25) to Frankie Mendez at 106 pounds.

"We were ready," Jason Beckhart said. "We wanted this win. We needed this."

Central Valley will annex its third straight perfect WAC-dual meet season with victories over Pacheco, Patterson and El Capitan.

"We don't really focus on that," coach Beckhart said. "We focus on our opponents. The kids have done a great job responding."

"This team is really close," Jason Beckhart said. "We're all family."