Falcons’ wrestling team walks out Mt. San Antonio 3-1

David Jenkins

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The Falcons’ wrestling team came out of the Mt. San Antonio Duels with three wins and one loss.

Facing off against three schools and an extra team filed with wrestlers from those three schools due to one team not showing up to the duals.

Falcons completely dominated against Santa Ana with a score of 42-4.

Then the Falcons went up against the extra team and came out with a score of 33-10.

After the extra team, Falcons went on to dominate once more against Rio Hondo and ended the match with a score of 40-3

And in the Falcons’ final team match of the day they lost for the first time this season against the hosting team of Mt. San Antonio, with a score of 22-17.

‘We basically took two teams, and switching guys back and forth […] if we won that would be great but if we didn’t that was no big deal — like I said, we use these first couple [events] to see everyone wrestle,” said Head Coach Don Garriott.

The 165-pound sophomore Blake Vasquez won all his matches that day.

Against Santa Ana, Vasquez was able to win his first match with a pin.

“As a team, we did pretty well — last one was a little iffy. We had a lot of guys who weren’t wrestling […] we put some of our other guys in there but they performed well. They were able to win some of the matches but it was a close duel and we didn’t come on top.”

[As an individual] I did pretty well, my last match shouldn’t had been as close. I was 10-4,” Vasquez said.

The Falcons’ next competitive event will take place at West Hills College on Sept. 23 and the time it will not be a team event, but now they move on the individual duals.

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