Victor Mendoza can Tilt?

Posted: December 9, 2011 in Uncategorized
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…Evidently, yes!

Capo rolled over Irvine Thursday night, by a score of 40-17.

On the JV team, Donovan Wilhelm was a standout.  Both him and Edgar Monroy secured pins for the Cougars on the JV squad.  This, combined with his performance at CDM duals and his overall great attitude and work ethic has earned Donovan the “Courageous Cougar” of the week award.  Way to go Donovan!

Donovan Wilhelm. In his short time at Capo wrestling, he has already made an impact.

The varsity dual started out at 106, where sophomore Michael Davis faced a tough Nam Tran from Irvine, who is ranked #2 in the county.  Though he fell short of victory, Mike wrestled tough, holding the Vaquero senior to a major decision.

Zane Coley likewise wrestled tough, dropping a close decision at 113.  This was his first foray into the varsity lineup this year, and we are proud of his scrappiness last night.

Christian Hauser was the first to get CV on the scoreboard, scoring a fall at 120lbs.  Kyle Coley gave senior Joe Mercuri all he could handle, dropping a decision at 126.  This made the score 11 to 6 in favor of Irvine going into the 132 match.

Shane Johnston scored a major decision win at 132, and Geoff Mellor and Michael Logan followed with wins of their own at 138 and 145 respectively.  Ryan Tye and Ryan Knecht both dropped one point nail biters at 152 and 160, but Phillip O’shea got the Cougars rolling again, scoring a pin in 23 seconds at 170.  His is the fastest fall on the year.

Russell Fitzpatrick scored a 12-0 major decision at 182.  After Juan Hernandez received a forfeit at 195, Victor Mendoza, wrestling on a sprained ankle, proved that an old dog can, indeed, learn new tricks, securing a major decision via a tilt at 220lbs.  Not to be outdone, senior Jericho Uribe wrestled in perhaps the most entertaining match of the night, defeating a crowd favorite Irvine wrestler by two points.


Up next for CV is the Edison Beach Bash today and Saturday.  The F/S team is likewise going to compete on Saturday, at the Santa Ana tournament.

  1. Dave Bordner says:

    It sounds like a very exciting night for the Capo wrestlers! Congratulations on a great victory!!

    Good luck this weekend at the Edison Beach Bash!

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