Friday, January 27, 2012/lk
WAPATO - The Grandview Greyhound grapplers yesterday secured their second win of the 2011-12 season.
Grandview came out on top of the Wolves in Wapato, 43-36.
The win was made possible with six victories on the mat and 12 points due to forfeits from the Wolves.
"We gave up four forfeits, but this time re received two back from Wapato," commented Greyhound Coach Jeff Sevigny.
He said his team was successful because four of the matches were won by pin.
Grandview's Martin Torres was the first to pin his opponent in the 285-lb. bout. He defeated Alex Azafy of the Wolves in 5:20.
Teammate Juan Tzib (113 lbs.) pinned Wapato's Lorenzo Guerrero in the second period, and in the 126-lb. classification Greyhound David Castaneda improved upon his record by securing a pin against Blake DeLeon in 2:25.
Castaneda has only suffered two losses on the season.
Ezequiel Correa of Wapato was rolled onto his back in 2:55 by Grandview 132-pounder Jaron Raymond.
A major decision was picked up by the Greyhounds when Fidel Medina (106 lbs.) took to the mat against Eduardo Rodriguez. Medina prevailed 17-4.
Another decision went Grandview's way in the 120-lb. bout. Stevie Rodriguez secured a 5-4 decision over Daniel Espinoza of the Wolves.
The Wolves, however, didn't leave their home mat without a couple of victories of their own.
Wapato's Jacob Contreras (182 lbs.) pinned Chet Bardwell of the Greyhounds in 52 seconds, and Ricardo Rodriguez won the 170-lb. match with a pin against Grandview's A.J. Valenzuela in 3:08.
"It was another good effort from our guys and we are looking good heading into the postseason," said Sevigny.
Grandview, 2-6 in CWAC action this season, tonight (Friday) will host Othello in a make-up match that was postponed due to weather conditions.