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CV wrestler Adrian Vizcaino qualifies for CIF State Meet, claims three WAC titles
Senior Adrian Vizcaino will be remembered as Central Valley High Schools all-time greatest male wrestler. He made history this year by becoming the first Hawk grappler to qualify for the CIF State Championships. Vizcaino also won his third straight Western Athletic Conference title. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Adrian Vizcaino competed for the final time as a member of Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling program this past week.

The 182-pound senior compiled an 0-2 record at the CIF State Wrestling Championships on Friday at Bakersfield's Rabobank Arena.
"I enjoyed the experience even though I didn't win," Vizcaino said. "I got to compete against the best of the best. It was exciting."Added Hawks head coach Rob Beckhart: "He wasn't sad at all. He was in good spirits. He fought hard."

Adrian lost by technical fall (15-0) to Firebaugh's Isaac Rangel and decision (1-0) to Damien's Kaulin Garcia.

Rangel finished in eighth place.
"I was upset I got that far and didn't do much," Adrian said. "I wanted to place. I didn't wrestle my style. I guess I wasn't on my game. I got outworked. My nerves got to me."

Vizcaino made history this year by becoming Central Valley's first-ever state-meet qualifier.

He won 34 of 50 matches this year.

Adrian captured his third consecutive Western Athletic Conference title.

He placed fourth at Masters and second at Divisionals.

"I'm satisfied," Vizcaino said. "I made it to state. That's the main goal for everybody."

Vizcaino joined Central Valley's wrestling team during his freshman year.

Adrian had a 116-55 career record.
"I'm proud of him for sticking with it for four years, working hard to get better and ultimately achieving his goal of making it to state," Beckhart said. "Everyone wants to go to state. Realistically, that's a difficult thing to do. I'm happy he chose to come to our school and represent Central Valley. He's the most recognizable name associated with our program."