Foley dominates in CAGWA tournament
by Misty Volaski
Ojai Valley Police Activities League's lone wrestler this
weekend was 140-pound Schoolboy class Ben Foley who seemed destined
to grapple with nearly every one of the seven wrestlers in his
CAGWA freestyle weight class.
Foley's first victim was El Monte's Michael Contrerras whom Foley
pinned in the opening 18 seconds of their first round match.
Foley didn't let Allan Lario of Fontana try his "terrible
turn" this time out and had Lario on his back with a 9-2
lead before pinning Lario at the end of the first period.
Rookie Mike Green of Ventura was the next to fall to Foley in
another first-round pin.
The first three matches cleared the board for round-robin and
up came Angel Molina of Rancho Cucamonga who has had Foley's
number in their most recent meetings. Foley played it like he
had absolutely no history with the 2001 national champ and the
Matilija 8th grader did something that absolutely no opponent
had done to Molina in the last two years: Foley put Molina on
his back for a count-out and took a brief lead before Molina
did what he does best - he muscled Foley to his back and pinned
him for the gold. Foley then had his final match against Daniel
Rust of Lake Arrowhead fighting for silver which appeared routine
as Foley employed arm spins, double legs, vines, slices and a
turk to win by technical fall 11-1 in the second round to earn
Foley the silver.
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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