Hounds fall to Ephrata, Othello

The Greyhounds fell in a 2A double dual wrestling meet Thursday night to both the Ephrata Tigers and the Othello Huskies.

Ephrata topped Grandview, 66-15; and Othello won 54-24.

The Greyhounds were strongest in three weight classes — 113, 120 and 126 pounds.

At 113, Adrian Benitez pinned Ephrata’s Klay Johns in 3:24 and Othello’s Jaxon Rocha in 2:35. At 120, Kenneth Plaza took a 13-10 decision over Jeremy Mendez of Othello and received a forfeit from Ephrata. And at 126, Ian Campuzano took a 7-3 decision over Brian Olivera of Ephrata and a 5-1 victory over Ben Garza of Othello.

The Greyhounds struggled through the night in most of the remaining weights.

At 106, Jesus Trujillo won by forfeit against Othello, but was pinned in 1:31 by Sammy Flores of Ephrata.

At 132 pounds, D.J. Saunders pinned Othello’s Levi Garza in 3:57, but was himself pinned by Cade Cox of Ephrata in 4:42.

Grandview lost all of its matches at heavier weight classes.

The Greyhounds lost both matches at 145, 160, 170 and 220 by pins.

At 145, Will Anderson of Ephrata pinned Greg Vivar in 1:34. Vivar was also pinned by Othello’s Sterling Roylance in 2:59.

At 160, Trinidad Orozco was pinned in 1:00 by Corben Sager of Ephrata and in 3:45 by Collin Freeman of Othello.

At 170, Javier Martinez was pinned by Cole Spencer of Ephrata in 58 seconds and by Tyler Wagner of Othello in 3:51.

Grandview forfeited the 182-pound class to Ephrata, but Greyhound Rigo Guerrero was pinned by Reese Jones of Othello in 1:32. Guerrero then was pinned by Mac Laird of Ephrata in a 195-pound bout.

Grandview then forfeited 195 to Othello.

At 220, Anthony Alcantar of Grandview was pinned by Eli Guevara of Ephrata in 3:05 and by T.J. Martinez of Othello in 1:28.

The Greyhounds forfeited the 138-, 152 and 285-pound classes to both Ephrata and Othello.

In exhibition matches at 120 pounds, Cesar Galvan pinned his two opponents. He pinned Damian Garcia of Ephrata in 1:12 and Andrew Velasquez of Othello in 3:00.

In a final exhibition bout, Juan Mendoza of Ephrata pinned Isaac Dean of Grandview in 54 seconds.


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