12.17.14 Chelan wrestling v Warden
Senior Jairo De La Cruz cruised to a major decision over his Warden opponent Konnor Massa in the 145 pound match on Wednesday night at Chelan High School.
Chelan wrestlers fall to Warden 45-24
by Richard Uhlhorn
“Today we were flat,” said Chelan Wrestling Coach Martin Mitchell. “This wasn’t the team we are. At Granger we looked amazing.”
Chelan faced off with Warden who always seems to bring a strong team to Chelan. “Warden came ready to wrestle and it showed,” said Mitchell. Chelan lost the match 45-24.
“This is not the team that has been practicing. It’s kinda a crummy feeling and my heart goest out for the guys. They are an excellent group, but are young,” said Mitchell.
Scoring a pin for Chelan was senior Juan Garcia (182 lbs.) who took down Warden’s Tyrone Mendez and pinned him 28 seconds into the first round. Ty Schwartz (160 lbs.) defeated Robert Arredondo in a tough 5-3 decision. Jariro De La Cruz (145 lbs.) wrestled to a 13-2 major decision over Konnor Massa. Ben Banuelos pinned his opponent Mikey Canales, but that was it for wins on the Chelan side of the mat. Ivan Reyes just missed a decision losing a very close match 3-4 to Josiah Guerra that had everyone on their feet as the buzzer sounded.
Chelan traveled to Okanogan on Thursday evening to take on the Bulldogs and Brewster Bears in a duo meet. Coach Mitchell is looking for a much better result from his team at Okanogan.