Stallions get CMAC win over Edison
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Madera South 172-pounder Isaiah Garza tries to work his Edison opponent onto his back for points during last week’s dual meet.
After a preseason to get ready for the County/Metro Athletic Conference schedule, the Madera South Stallions wrestling team won four of six contested matches for a dominating win over the Edison-Fresno Tigers.
The 60-15 victory gave first-year head coach John Petty his first conference victory.
“I’m pleased with how we performed today,” Petty said. “I’m new, so all of the league matches are big for me. This is the first one. We have three more to go. We respect them all and they are all going to be big.”
Diego Jaimes, Isaiah Garza, Edgar Ortiz and Andrew Moreno picked up individual victories, all by pin.
In addition, the Stallions received six forfeit victories. Luis Mejia (122 pounds), Nathan Leon (128), Jaime Garcia (140), Ruben Marines (147), Jose Irelan (154) and Eric Gallegos (222) each had easy victories with forfeits.
Jaimes picked up his pin in the third period. He got the early takedown 22 seconds into his 134-pound match. He fell to a reversal, but just before the end of the first period, Jaimes recorded a reversal and a three-point near fall for a 7-2 lead.
Edison picked up a point for an illegal hold and an escape point, but Jaimes got a takedown with 25 seconds left in the second period. Jaimes started the third period on the bottom, but got a reversal for an 11-4 lead.
He turned the reversal into a pin three seconds later.
At 172 pounds, Garza got a takedown, but fell to a reversal, but got a reversal a second later for a 4-2 lead into the second. Garza recorded a reversal 32 seconds into the second and recorded a pin 25 seconds later.
Edgar Ortiz took a 5-1 lead into the second period of his 184-pound match after a takedown and a near fall. He put his opponent to his back and got the pin with 42 seconds left in the period.
Angel Castellanos took an early 2-0 lead at 197-pounds. However, he fell victim to a reversal and went into the second period tied at two. Castellanos fell victim to a pin 34 seconds into the second period.
Moreno picked up a the quickest pin of the night with one 54 seconds into the 108-pound match. He recorded a takedown 43 seconds into the match. He got his opponent into a cradle and put his shoulders to the mat with 1:06 left in the first.
Rafa Santiago’s match at 115 pounds was the only match to go the full six minutes. He trailed 4-1 at the end of the first period. However, he got a late escape and takedown to trail by two before a reversal with two seconds left.
Trailing 8-4 in the third, Santiago tried to take advantage of a tiring opponent. He got an escape and worked his opponent into a takedown with 20 seconds left in the match. He tried for near fall points, but had to let his opponent go with 11 seconds left. He tried for a takedown and almost got it with three seconds left, but was out of bounds. The final buzzer sounded and Santiago lost 9-7.
The Stallions picked up pins in three of the four matches contested in a battle with the Edison Tigers.
Anahi Sanchez quickly fell behind 5-0 at 118 pounds. However, she got a reversal with 12 seconds left in the first period and got her opponent into a pin with two seconds left in the first period.
In the 123 pound match, Evangelina Mejia fell behind 8-0 at the end of the first period. She recorded a two-point and three-point near fall early in the second period. However, she fell victim to a reversal and a pin with 1:02 left in the second period.
Biridiana Cedillo took almost a minute to record a pin at 133 pounds. She got a takedown 45 seconds into the match and got her opponent into a pinning position 12 seconds later.
Elizabeth Reyes recorded a takedown with 55 seconds left in the 237-pound match. She got her pin three seconds later.