Liberal loses to Ulysses 39 to 36. With 8 varsity guys out sick, hurt, or
out. Liberal had to patch up holes with a lot of youth still had several
holes open and could not keep up. The few varsity that made the trip all
came put victorious pinning their Ulysses counter part and Liberal would
get a couple wins where Ulysses was open. The highlight match was between
senior Irving Mendez and Ulysses’ Braysen Salinas’s. Ulysses bumped
Salinas up to 132 and for the first period it looked like a good move as
both wrestlers were even matched. But Ulysses chose to go down in 2nd
period, which allowed Mendez to use his strength. Mendez would pin Salinas
in the period and give Liberal their 1st of 4 pins. Other winners were
Tommy McClure, Trystan Juarez, and Javon Allen with pins. Hudson Rice and
Davian Franco won at open.
The Liberal girls only had 2 wrestle as Ulysses only had two girl
wrestlers. Gisel Terango would lose to a very tough freshman wrestlers from
Ulysses, Maya Tarbet. Liberal’s Rosa Pablo would split the girls end and
pick up a thrilling double overtime win.