Wrestling team can finish dismal season on high note

Lauren Gandara and Lauren Gandara

As the season comes to end, with only the State Championships remaining, the Cerritos College wrestling team’s record since competing at the East Los Angeles Quad on Nov. 17 is 230-240.

At the start of the season, the team won 3-1 at the Mt. San Antonio Duals on Sept. 22. It (the Falcons) started the Duals with a loss against Bakersfield College, 22-14.

However, the Falcons came back to win three consecutive matches against Mount San Antonio College, 21-14, West Hills College, 30-12, and Rio Hondo College, 35-3.

When competing in the next tournament, Cerritos College placed second with 126 total team points at the West Hills Tournament on Sept. 29.

The next two tournaments, the Falcons didn’t place as high, taking sixth and seventh place respectively.

The team took sixth with 58.5 team points at the Santa Ana Tournament on Oct. 6 and then took seventh with 58.5 points at the Modesto Tournament on Oct. 13.

In the Southern Regional Team Duals at Palomar College on Oct. 20, the Falcons won their first match against Cuesta College 27-6, followed by two losses against Palomar 21-7, and Santa Ana College 31-22.

Competing in two individual duals away, the Cerritos College team lost against Palomar College, 26-16 on Oct. 24, and Santa Ana College, 23-8 on Nov. 1.

Next would be a trip to Sin City, where the Falcons finished in fourth place at the Lassen Tournament in Reno, Nev. on Nov. 3.

After traveling to Nevada, Cerritos had it’s first home meet.

In back-to-back home meets, the Falcons went 1-1. Against Rio Hondo College on Nov. 8, Cerritos College was victorious, 32-10.

After the win against Rio Hondo College, Cerritos College came out fighting against Mt. SAC on Nov. 15, but was defeated by the Mounties, 25-12.

Finishing their dual meets for the season, the Falcons then competed in the East Los Angeles Quad, taking second at East Los Angeles College on Nov. 17.