|Dragons dual at Merino, Chappell|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Varsity wrestlers won a dual at Merino Thursday, Jan. 17, while the JV team competed in a round-robin tourney at Chappell, Neb. the same day.
Holyoke won the Merino dual 44-22. Seven live matches were part of the Merino dual, with Holyoke winning five of those. The Dragons took four wins in open weight classes, while Merino won two matches in open slots.
Winning their actual matches at Merino were Nick Ortner, Ben Martinez, T.J. Gertner, Spencer Kotch and Dylan Kotch. Winning by forfeits were Eric Rojo, Astolfo Rojo, Jesus Hermosillo and Fernando Rojo.
Merino dual match results follow:
106 lbs.—Eric Rojo won by forfeit.
113 lbs.—both teams open.
120 lbs.—Issac Brandt was pinned in 3:26 by Aris Shino.
126 lbs.—Marcelino Baptista of Merino won by forfeit.
132 lbs.—Jaxson Hastings of Merino won by forfeit.
138 lbs.—Nick Ortner pinned Caylan Egan in 3:32.
145 lbs.—Ben Martinez won an 11-5 decision over Ace Conger.
152 lbs.—Leo Ortiz lost a 0-10 major decision to Josh Baker.
160 lbs.—T.J. Gertner won a 12-4 decision over Nick Valuer.
170 lbs.—Spencer Kotch won a 14-4 major decision over Caleb Ramey.
182 lbs.—Astolfo Rojo won by forfeit.
195 lbs.—Jesus Hermosillo won by forfeit.
220 lbs.—Dylan Kotch won a 14-3 major decision over Trace Elliott.
285 lbs.—Fernando Rojo won by forfeit.
At the Creek Valley tournament in Chappell last Thursday, eight junior varsity wrestlers competed with Nebraska teams from Creek Valley, Sidney, Bayard and Ogallala.
Javy Rojo went 3-1 for the day at 152 lbs., Marques Harvey 2-0 at 170, Sidney Struckmeyer 2-1 at 220, Cesar Hinostroza 1-0 at 160, José Jaquez 1-0 at 160, Luke Stewart 1-2 at 145, Nathan Miles 0-1 at 160 and Cody Lamm 0-2 at 182.
Holyoke Enterprise January 24, 2013