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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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Bishop Bronco Wrestling at Rosamond

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

Last Tuesday, the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team traveled to Rosamond for for their first league action of the season. The Bronco team consisted of:
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 152 lbs
Junior Angel Santana at 160 lbs
Junior Tyler Cox at 170 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs
Freshman Gabe Shoshone at 220 lbs
The meet started with Angel Santana wrestling at 160 pounds against a wrestler called “the strongest kid on the team” by his coach. Angel was able to take his opponent down but was
unable to pin him in the first period.  After a flurry of activity in the second period, with the score 7‐3 in Angel’s favor, Angel was able to pin his opponent.
The next match was at 170 pounds where Tyler Cox lost the match, but he did get the first takedown of the match.
At 183 pounds, the Rosamond team had no wrestler, so Orlando Ruelas received a forfeit.
Freshman Gabe Shoshone was very nervous before his first match as a Bronco, but those fears quickly disappeared when Gabe stepped on the mat in the 220 pound weight class. Gabe quickly took his opponent down and turned him to his back earning near fall points. Before his pinned his opponent in the 2nd period, Gabe had racked up an 11‐0 lead.
Rosamond had wrestlers in the next 5 weight classes, so the Broncos had to forfeit these matches, giving Rosamond a commanding 36‐18 lead.  In the last “official” match of the meet, sophomore Joseph Mayhugh completely dominated his opponent at 152 pounds. Upon reviewing the video of the match later, Head Coach Shaun Joseph said that “Joe used every move that we’ve taught him in that match. It was fun to watch.” After racking up a 15‐0 lead, Joe pinned his opponent in the 2nd period.  The meet ended with the score Rosamond 36 – Broncos 24, but with the Broncos winning 3 of
the 4 matches wrestled, the Broncos felt like they were the winners.
After the official matches, two exhibition matches were held: Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 pounds wrestled one of the highest scoring matches seen in several years, points being scored so fast it was hard to keep track of them. In the end, Orlando won by default.
In the other exhibition match, Joseph Mayhugh dominated yet another Rosamond wrestler and pinned him in the 2nd period.
The Bronco with the best record this season is Junior Angel Santana with a record of 6 ‐ 1 with all 6 wins being pins.
The Broncos next face Kern Valley at home on January 8th.

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BUHS wrestling @ Palmdale

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

On Friday, five members of the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team went to Highland High School in Palmdale for a “Team dual” tournament with 4 other teams. The Broncos attending were
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 152 lbs
Junior Angel Santana at 160 lbs
Junior Tyler Cox at 170 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs
Junior Gabe Shoshone at 220 lbs
Only Mayhugh at 152 lbs and Santana at 160 lbs were able to compete. The day started slow for the Broncos with Mayhugh getting pinned and Santana losing by points in the final seconds of his match against Highland High School. These turned out to be the only losses on the day for the Broncos.
Things turned around in the next matches against Quartz Hill High School where Mayhugh defeated his opponent 10-7 and Santana pinning his opponent in just 43 seconds.
Mayhugh continued to dominate by pinning his opponent from Antelope Valley in the second period. Antelope Valley had no opponent at 160 or 170 lbs, so Santana went up to 182lbs where he pinned his opponent in the 2nd period.
The final matches for the Broncos were against Highland High School. In his match at 152, Mayhugh quickly fell behind and was nearly pinned in the first period. He fought back and by the m middle of the third period tied the score 12-12. With just seconds remaining, Joseph was able to pin his opponent. Angel Santana finished the day by pinning his opponent in just over 20 seconds.
Coach Shawn Joseph said, “I’m pleased with the quality of wrestling from both Joseph and Angel. I was very impressed by Joe coming back from a 0-8 deficit to tie the score and then pin his opponent. Angel continues to impress us with how quickly he learns moves and is able to use them in matches.”

The Bronco with the best record this season is Angel Santana with a record of 5 -1 with all 5 wins being pins.

The Broncos face Rosamond High School next week in dual tournament action.

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