Bronco Wrestling opens the season

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

Submitted by assistant coach Dr. Mark Hodges

Last Saturday, (December 5th) three members of the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team competed in their first tournament of the year at Rim of the World High School. The Broncos attending were
Junior Joseph Mayhugh at 160 lbs
Junior Victor Esquivel at 170 lbs
Freshman Mark Mayhugh at 106 lbs
Freshman Mark Mayhugh, in his first wrestling match ever, started on fire by pinning his opponent after scoring 10 unanswered points. His next match was against a senior wrestler who is ranked #22 in California. Not intimidated, Mark made the first takedown attempt, but unfortunately was quickly pinned. Mark turned things around in his next two matches by winning with pins, placing him in the match for 3rd place. He started the match strong and was leading going into the last period, but lost a hard-fought match on points, finishing in 4th place.
Junior Joseph Mayhugh started the day strong by defeating his first opponent in a 6-4 decision, but lost his next 2 matches.
Junior Victor Esquivel struggled and finished the day going 0-2.

Coach Joseph said, “The level of competition at this tournament was just right for us – our wrestlers had opportunities to score in almost every match. Although we did ok overall, there are several things that we need to work on this week. We were especially pleased to see Mark Mayhugh do well in his first wrestling matches.”

The Bronco with the best record this season is Mark Mayhugh with a record of 3-2 with all 3 wins by pin.

Next Saturday, the wrestling team will be competing in a tournament at Lancaster High School.

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