Chiefs of Santaluces: Allen Israel

Joseph Matuella, Staff Writer

“My favorite memory at Santaluces was when the wrestling team won county. We were tied with Park Vista and it came down to one final match that lasted the full three rounds and Justin Matejka (graduated team mate) won the match by 2 points. The team erupted and celebrated our deserved victory. We all put in the work and motivated each other so we could finally beat that ‘School Out West’. It was a very proud moment for all of the wrestlers. We hadn’t beaten Park Vista in ten years, then when it happened I was extremely happy for everyone. To put your heart and your mind into something you truly love to do and watch you come out on top, that’s the best feeling.”