Huskies grapplers sweep two duals
The grapplers are coming of a pair of convincing dual wins Thursday night, ripping Grand Valley 62-0 and turning back Soroco 48-24.
“It was a great start for us. It’s always great to start 2-0 and win in the fashion that we did,” Huskies coach Jason Dutton said. “You hardly ever expect to win like that, no matter how good a team you have. You always worry going into that first duel. Have you prepared enough? I didn’t think we’d prepared enough, but we looked pretty good.”
Yeah, 62-0 over Grand Valley is pretty good. After early forfeit wins against the Cardinals, Adam Garcia pinned Grand Valley’s Justin Schroeder in 2 minutes, 49 seconds. At 130 pounds, Daniel Trujillo picked up a 16-8 win. Jason Wooley needed just 29 seconds in pinning Matt Morgan at 135.
The Huskies’ Rudy Serna found himself down 6-4 to Kenny Godlewski after one period, but scored 14 points in the second on the way to a 19-6 win. Chris Salazar and Joe Ortega finished things up by pinning the Brackett brothers – Chance and Cash – in their respective matches.
Against Soroco, it was more of the same. Garcia picked up a nice 5-0 win over the Rams’ Matt Iocovetto, a ranked wrestler who qualified for state last year. Trujillo made it two wins on the evening with a 9-6 decision against Shaye Bruggnik.
Wooley and Serna lost their matches, but Cody Stackpole helped the team rebound with a pin of C.J. Horn in 2:52 at heavyweight.
Getting it straight: In the photo “Top Dawg,” in Friday’s edition, the Vail Daily incorrectly identified Daniel Trujillo as Jason Wooley. The Daily regrets the error.
Chris Freud is the sports editor for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.