Photo by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com
This week’s Adidas High School Wrestler of the Week, Maximo Renteria of Buchanan, California earned the honor after winning his first California state championship. The freshman entered the tournament as the fourth seed, then proceeded to capture his title by knocking off the fifth, first and third seeds over his final three matches. In the semifinals, Renteria used an acrobatic go-behind less than 20 seconds into the bout to take the lead on 10th ranked Antonio Lorenzo of St. John Bosco. Maximo never relinquished the early advantage and pulled the upset with a 5-4 final score. During the state finals, Renteria also scored another quick takedown and never looked back. After a pair of tilts from the top, Maximo was in position to cruise to his title with a 9-1 major decision over Esperanza’s Aaron Nagao. Renteria was one of two state champions for Buchanan who won their third straight team title.
Congratulation to Maximo Renteria TOM’s Adidas High School Wrestler of the Week!