Wrestling dominates against West Hills

Alan Leyva, Staff Writer

“I think this year we have a chance at the state title, ” Max Kumashiro said, as he faced a wrestler he’s defeated before, and did so again.

The wrestling team won the West Hills dual meet this past Friday, Oct. 3, on Falcon soil, 38-6.

“Usually, the home meets are a little more nerve-wracking, but I mean, this time, I already wrestled the guy and I think I’m getting more confident as the season goes on,” Kumashiro said.

He didn’t get scored on in his match and was able to dictate the take down. He then used a minute of riding time to finish off the match, but despite his performance, he felt that he could have done more.

“I didn’t do as much offense as I wanted to; take more shots.”

Recently dubbed as “untouchable” leading up to the home duals meet by head coach Don Garriott is Keanu Tom, who has been delivering dominating performances throughout the season.

The day of the dual meet, Tom literally kept his “untouchable” status as his opponent had to fall out of the dual match due to injury.

In a another dual win, Antonio McKee said he mainly had trouble tilting his opponent once he had control of the arm, “I tend to bar the arm a lot but I could never tilt from it, so I guess you could say on that bar, I couldn’t really tilt him.”

As far what McKee feels he needs to improve on,“I’d say just transitioning from move to move. Chain wrestling, just not stopping once you get a take down just go straight to another move and not wait.

The following day was the Santa Ana Tournament, where the Falcons placed first as a team with 148.5 points.