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Battle Mountain grapplers take down Summit, 48-12

Nate Peterson

In a dual meet which featured more forfeiting than wrestling, Battle Mountain beat up on Summit Wednesday night in 48-12 win.

The Summit team only had five wrestlers, and of the four who got to wrestle, three ended up getting pinned.

“It’s what we expected coming into tonight,” said Battle Mountain coach Marvin Sandoval.

The lone win for the Tigers came in the 103-pound match, after Andrew Vawter Beaird pinned Battle Mountain’s Justin Lucero. That tied the meet at 6-6, with Battle Mountain’s heavyweight Cody Stackpole taking a forfeit in the first slated weight class of the evening.

The Huskies also scored points off of forfeits in the 112, 119, 125 and 189-pound weight divisions.

The best match of the evening was between the Huskies’ Fran Saucedo and Summit’s Charles Keeling in the 130-pound bout. The match was tied at two in the early going, before Saucedo took the lead by notching a point for an escape. He then reeled off another two points for a takedown, before finally getting the pin at 2:25.

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“With Fran, he’s actually going to be our 119-pounder, so he’s wrestling up quite a ways.” said Sandoval. “I thought it was going to be a good match.”

Battle Mountain’s Daniel Trujillo also pinned Summit’s Steven Collard in the 135-pound matchup at 1:16 and Rujelio Munoz pinned Summit’s Tim Gurule at 1:12 in the 140-pound matchup.

Next up for the Huskies is this weekend’s Warrior Classic in Grand Junction, a 36-team tournament.

Nate Peterson is a sports writer for the Vail Daily. He can be reached at (970) 949-0555, ext. 608 or via npeterson@vaildaily.com