Even before winning the title in the 125-pound weight class, Viloria had been named the California Community College Sports Information Association athlete of the month for October.
He credits his coaches, his teammates and the Delta community as a whole for everything that has happened.
"It’s still pretty surreal," Viloria said. "You never really know what’s going to happen at the state tournament. I’m really grateful for having the opportunity to do this."
A West High School graduate, Viloria has been wrestling since he was 4 years old and is known for working hard in the weight room and for his ability to make smart adjustments during a match.
He finished third in the state as a freshman at Delta. After taking last summer off to coach young wrestlers, Viloria seemed even more determined his second year, his coach said.
“He had renewed love for the sport and it never died,” Sandler said. “He was a man on a mission.
“I was really proud of him,” Sandler added. “We had a conversation last year about what he was capable of doing. I don’t know if he even believed it. But watching it come to fruition was special.”