MOXEE - The Grandview High School grapplers faced off against the East Valley Red Devils last night and made off with an impressive 54-19 victory.
For the Greyhounds, it was their first CWAC victory of the season, after opening league play with two losses.
Grandview Coach Jeff Sevigny said the young Grandview wrestlers really stepped up to compensate for the regular varsity wrestlers unable to attend last night's meet. "(They) did an outstanding job of representing the Greyhounds on the mat," Sevigny commented.
He said Grandview took a quick 12-0 lead in the beginning bouts, however the Red Devils came back "...to make it a 12-11 after the first four matches."
Fighting for the win, the Greyhounds were determined not to allow East Valley to overcome them. The Greyhound grapplers earned the next seven wins before losing two of the final three bouts.
Eddie Galindo (140 lbs.) and Dalton Walker (145 lbs.) earned the first two victories against East Valley by pin.
Losing by technical fall to East Valley's Tim Logozzo (152 lbs.) was Juan Guzman. The bout was scored 16-0.
The next victory for the 'Hounds came in the 171-lb. division. Greg Gonzalez pinned Red Devil grappler Juan Ibanez in 52 seconds.
The next three Grandview wrestlers, Keagan Christensen (189 lbs.), Adam Morales (215 lbs.) and Edward Acosta (285 lbs.) all won their bouts by pin. Christensen was on the mat the shortest amount of time, earning his victory in 43 seconds.
Grandview's Sergio Tinta (103 lbs.) won his match by way of forfeit, and Santos Guillen (112 lbs.) earned a 10-5 decision against Red Devil wrestler Tanner Nester.
Omar Verduzco (119 lbs.) and Storm Shea (135 lbs.) of Grandview rounded out the final wins for the Greyhounds. Verduzco won by forfeit and Shea won a 12-9 decision against East Valley's Jacob Standfill.
"Our line-up is very young and inexperienced, but once these guys get some more mat time under their belts, they are really going to make an impact this season," Sevigny commented, judging from the team's performance last night.
Grandview returns to the mat at the two-day Best in the West Tournament in Pasco tomorrow (Thursday).