Competing in the friendly confines of its home gym, the Mancos High School wrestling team took on Ignacio High School on Tuesday and walked away with a 30-24 victory over its San Juan Basin League opponent.
Among the Bluejays’ wrestlers who picked up a victory was 138-pounder Ty Everett, who pinned Ignacio’s Isaac Welker in the second period of what turned out to be a spirited match.
Also earning wins for Mancos were 106-pounder Jake Lewis, 113-pounder Carter Galloway, 145-pounder Breccen Morelli and 160-pounder Chase Moore. Each of the four wrestlers won by forfeit after Ignacio failed to produce a wrestler in their respective weight classes.
Mancos wrestlers who fell short of victory included Trevor Paquin, who was pinned by Ignacio’s Keaton McCoy in the 126-pound match. Ignacio’s Tyler Barnes pinned Colt Fury in the 152-pound match, and Ignacio’s Jeremy Roderick pinned Benny Lewis in the 220-pound match.
Ignacio heavyweight Randy Herrera picked up a forfeit victory after Mancos failed to produce a wrestler in the heavyweight division.
Next up for Mancos will be the Dove Creek Rumble, which will take place on Jan. 31, followed by the Butch Melton Invitational, which will take place in Ignacio on Feb. 1.