So we’ve got a few weeks in the books and the wrestling landscape seems to be clearing up a little. I personally took in the action at Granada on Saturday, watching Foothill win the Mat Classic. I was impressed by all five of their champions, most especially Kellen and Chase Aura and Tom Wipfli.
But, we knew those guys were good. This weekend gives us an opportunity to sort out some more of the local scene, namely the Clayton Valley Invitational and San Ramon Valley Invitational. Both meets should offer some quality wrestling but I’m especially curious to see how College Park does at the Clayton Valley meet because I think they’ve only gotten better after the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty and I would expect them to be near the top this weekend.
Lets also keep in mind that the Five Counties meet at Fountain Valley High School is this weekend. Some internet scuttlebutt has Las Lomas junior and state No. 1 at 160 pounds Jason Welch stepping up to 171 pounds to wrestle, potentially against No. 1 ranked Louis Bland of Central Catholic-Modesto. Now that’s a match that I think a lot of people would want to see. All we can do is wait and see.