Although Billy Hunter didn't need the constant affirmation of his ability, he'll take it just the same.
On the heels of earning most valuable wrestler awards at tournaments in Newbury Park and Rosemead, Hunter turned a mat trick--winning his third most valuable wrestler award last week at the Gold Coast Classic in Oxnard.
Hunter, a senior from Westlake High, pinned all three of his opponents in the 175-pound weight division to improve his record to 13-0.
All this most valuable stuff is something Hunter is accustomed to. His value to the Westlake wrestling team had been established long before this season. Hunter has been a force since his freshman season and last year he placed second in the state in the 165-pound division.