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Vince Waldhauser (No. 6 @ 160) Looks for Shot at No. 1

Vince Waldhauser (No. 6 @ 160) Looks for Shot at No. 1

The CIF state wrestling championships are high pressure.

But for Oak Ridge High School senior Vince Waldhauser (No.6 @ 160) today and Saturday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield will be the toughest test of his mental tenacity as a marked man in the 160-pound class.

With a 48-1 record, Waldhauser is ranked No. 2 in the state and a returning finalist.

But there are reasons he’s an even bigger target.

At meets, you can’t miss him.

Following Oak Ridge wrestling tradition, Waldhauser has dyed bleach-blond hair. He wears lucky bright-yellow shorts that he readily admits are a little snug.

“I know there’s supposed to be a ton of pressure on me,” Waldhauser said. “But when I wrestle as if I don’t care whether I win or lose, I wrestle a lot better. Mentally, I trick myself.”

For Complete Article by Bill Paterson, The Sacramento Bee

For California State Wrestling Results