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Bishop Wrestling @ Anaheim

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

By Coach Mark Hodges
Last Saturday the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team traveled to Anaheim to wrestle in the Esperanza tournament. The Bronco team consisted of:
Freshman Nolan Conway at 106 lbs
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 145 lbs
Junior Angel Santana at 160 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs
Freshman Nolan Conway, wrestling at 106 lbs, lost his first match but came back strong in his second match. He scored 8 points and was ahead in the match but ended up getting pinned.
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh wrestled at 145 lbs. With state‐ranked wrestlers at 145 lbs, it was the toughest weight class of the tournament. Joseph dominated his first opponent scoring 5
near‐falls and although he wrestled well, his next two opponents were able to beat him.
Junior Angel Santana, wrestling at 160 lbs, took on the second‐seeded wrestler in his bracket, beating him in a major decision 13‐1. Unfortunately, it was a Pyrrhic victory as Angel got injured
during the match and was unable to continue wrestling.
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs lost both his matches, but showed improvement in his second match.
Coach Shawn Joseph said, “It was good to see the guys bounce back from the Kern Valley dual and every wrestler showed improvement.”
The Bronco with the best record this season is Junior Angel Santana with a record of 8 ‐ 1 with 6 pins.
The Broncos next action will be a home dual meet against Rosamond on January 22nd.

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Bronco Wrestling vs Kern Valley

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

On Thursday, January 8th, the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team hosted Kern Valley for their first home dual meet of the season. The Bronco team consisted of:
Freshman Nolan Conway at 106 lbs
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 145 lbs
Junior Angel Santana at 160 lbs
Junior Tyler Cox at 170 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs
The meet started with junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 pounds receiving a forfeit.
Next up was freshman Nolan Conway wrestling at 106 lbs in his first ever match. Nolan wrestled enthusiastically, but made a crucial error and got caught and pinned.
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh wrestled at 145 lbs against the same wrestler that pinned him in last year’s dual meet in Kern Valley. Joe was not feeling well and was able to wrestle the entire 6 minutes, but lost on points.
Junior Angel Santana, wrestling at 160 lbs had his hands full against a senior wrestler with 4 years of experience. Angel was not intimidated and took his opponent down in the first period.
It was a close match until the 3rd period when Angel got two 3‐point near falls and won the match with a 10‐5 decision.
The next match was at 170 pounds where junior Tyler Cox got pinned by a wrestler with a few years of experience.
Coach Joseph said, “It’s always hard when you lose at home, but 4 out our 5 wrestlers are first year wrestlers and it is hard to compete against teams with wrestlers that have 3 or 4 years of experience.”
The Bronco with the best record this season is Junior Angel Santana with a record of 7 ‐ 1 with 6 pins.
The next dual meet will be another home meet, this time against Rosamond on January 22nd.

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