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Zac Contreras – Riordan Wrestling

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Posted June 16, 2013 by in

GetSportsFocus.com – Zac Contreras is one of the most decorated athletes in Riordan history. His resume speaks volumes as you see his immaculate record of 143 wins to only 23 losses. His three straight WCAL titles and three straight CCS titles have helped put Riordan wrestling back on the map. Last but not least, Zac won the 2013 Ed Fennelly Outstanding Athletic Commitment Award before graduating this year. The legacy of Contreras will be remembered at Archbishop Riordan for years to come.

Before Zac came to Riordan as a freshman in 2009, Riordan’s principal and wrestling head coach, Vittorio Anastasio had retired since 2006 to raise his newborn twins. He received a call from Zac’s father, John Contreras who wanted to team up and coach at Riordan. Anastasio had wrestled himself at Riordan, graduating in 1984 and becoming the head coach in 1988. He has known John Contreras for 24 years and knew Zac since he was a baby. For the past four years, the relationship between a coach, father, and wrestler has grown into the revival of Riordan wrestling.

Production Notes:
Special thanks to Zac Contreras, John Contreras Jr., Coach Vittorio Anastasio, Riordan Athletics, WCAL, CCS, CIF State Wrestling
Videographers — George Nguyen. Alf Joaquin
Written by — Justin Lum

Produced by: Sports Focus Production @ 2013


About the Author

Alforde Joaquin

ALF’s passion for shooting and editing has earned him several awards including an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2006 for Videography. He was also a nominee for the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Videography. A 6-time Emmy recipient for five different categories: Director/Producer, Videography, Editing, Feature Segment and Sound Mixing, Alf has produced over 1,000 video segments and is committed to developing GetSportsFocus as one of the best sports video magazine on the web.

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