HS Wrestling: The Southwestern League Season Gets Underway

Great Oak Beats Chaparral, Temecla Valley Stomps Murrieta Mesa & Vista Murrieta Edges Murrieta Valley

The 2017 Southwestern League Wrestling season began Thursday night as all six teams faced off in Dual matches. The Great Oak varsity was victorious over Chaparral as the Wolfpack beat the Pumas by a score of 39-27 last night.

Going into the Dual we knew we needed some help from our young guys to pull out a win” said Coach Joe Conroy. “We were out 5 starters for this dual. We have been decimated by injuries and illness all winter long and have struggled to put together a lineup. We had to use backups at 113, 132, 138, 195 and 220 pounds”.

The Wolfpack bumped senior Dylan Holt up to 113 pounds in last night’s Dual.”It was a risk but we knew we had a strong senior in Holt who was up for the challenge said Conroy. “I think the real surprise for us were the two Sophomores Noah Tovar at 138 and 170 pounder Justin Curtis who both came up with big wins for us”.

All in all, we are extremely happy with the performance of the team. Every team in the league is extremely tough and whenever you can get a win it’s a good night added the Wolfpack Coach. “Hopefully next week we can be closer to full strength. We have Temecula Valley and everyone knows they are always extremely tough and this year’s line-up looks no different. Hopefully we can wrestle tough and give the fans a good dual”.

Conroy is right. Defending Champion Temecula Valley easily defeated Murrieta Mesa 62-7 in their first Southwestern league Dual of the season. The Rams only managed victories by 132 pound senior Dakota Wagner and junior heavyweight Rodrigo Nolan.

The Golden Bears have not lost a league dual since 1996. They have won 28 consecutive Southwestern league Championships.

Vista Murrieta, last year’s surprise team who was the first Southwestern League team to put together a challenge to mighty Temecula Valley, slipped past Murrieta Valley 31-27.

Photos by Gwen Conroy & Willie Shippen

Great Oak-Chaparral

106- double forfeit

113- Dylan Holt (GO) p Alex Perezr 6-0

120 John Gonzales (GO) p J Delcid 12-0

126 Sam Bondoc (GO) p B Boyd 18-0

132 Nico Gonzalez (GO) L by fall D Gonzalez 18-6

138 Noah Tovar (GO) p Z Waller 24-6

145 Joe Conroy (GO) p C Tisby 30-6

152 David Ogden (GO) p J Bradfield 36-6

162 Ryan Brady (GO) L by dec E Guerra 6-3 36-9

170 Justin Curtis (GO) W by dec R. McClain 10—9 39-9

182 Josh Liwanag (GO) L by Dec D Wake 2-1 39-12

195 Marc Diaz (GO) L by fall E Brooks 39-18

220 Forfeit (GO) A Meza 39-24

HWT JT Read (GO) L by dec M Calderon 39-27

Temecula Valley 62, Murrieta Mesa 7.


106 Ethan Gessel (TV)

113 Ethan Pratt (TV)

120 Michael Munoz (TV)

126 Samuel Atherton (TV)

132 Dakota Wagner (MM)

138 Dillan Johnson (TV)

145 Michael Scarponi (TV)

152 Noah Graciano (TV)

160 Marco Ruiz (TV)

170 Antoio Khanthasa (TV)

182 Tyler Jorgensen (TV)

195 Ryan Cosio (TV)

220 Jacob Fortin (TV)

285 Rodrigo Nolan (MM)

Vista Murrieta 31 Murrieta Valley 27

106: Beringer VM defeat Joseph Zarate MV 10-4

113: Nico Anolin MV defeat B. Turnwall VM 11-4

120: A. Baeza VM defeat Cohen Olivares MV Pin

126: A. Barajas VM defeat Cody Valencia 12-3

132: Mario Pineda MV defeat Papich VM 5-4

138: Wright VM defeat Robert McCorkle MV 7-0

145: Travis Ousdahl MV defeat Furusca VM 4-2

152: William Jarvis MV defeat Phan VM 11-4

160: Julius Johnson MV defeat Lee VM 7-3

170: Wagstaff VM defeat Reed Hurst MV 5-3

182: Gavin Schell defeat Cordero VM Pin

195: Biondi VM defeat Anthony Porto MV Pin

220: Shippen VM Forfeit

285: Ian Hubbel MV defeat Alloobaty VM Pin