Lots of duals for YHS wrestlers

Yuma High School’s boys wrestling team will be looking to build week to week toward the postseason now that the 2021-22 campaign has resumed.
The Indians finally made their home debut this past Tuesday with a dual against Burlington in The Pit.

It was a success before a raucous crowd as the Tribe cruised to a 50-21 win.
Adrian Carranza won by fall at 120 pounds, John Smith earned a 9-0 major decision at 126, Tayte Smith won by fall at 145, Yahir Trejo a major decision, 11-2, at 152, Zeke Martinez won by fall at 160, Kallen Blach won by fall at 170, Kevin Hermosillo won by fall at 182, Peyton Wells got a late pin at 220 in the most exciting match of the evening, and Jose Ruiz closed it out with a pin at 285.
The Indians had a dual at University in Greeley, Thursday, and are back in tournament action Saturday at Frederick.
They came home from Greeley with a 36-30 win. Zeke Martinez won by fall at 160 pounds, Kallen Blach by fall at 170, John Smith by fall at 126, and Tayte Smith by fall at 145. winning by forfeit were Kevin Hermosillo at 182, and Jose Ruiz at 285. Losing on the mat were Yahir Trejo, Payton Wells, and Trey Stegman.
Yuma came back from the Christmas break last Saturday by going 2-3 in a dual tournament in Ogallala, Nebraska.
The Indians are gradually getting their full lineup back after being short-handed for much of December’s competitions.
Newton had nine grapplers at Ogallala. That makes it tough to win a dual, but the Indians still won two, and actually tied another but lost on the tie-breaker.
The Indians returned to competition, last Saturday, first against Ogallala, losing 31-21. John Smith, in his first action this season, got a 6-4 decision at 126, Trey Stegman won by fall (4 minutes, 58 seconds) at 138, Kallen Blach a 7-3 decision at 170, Kevin Hermosillo a 7-2 decision at 182, and Payton Wells won by fall (2:55) at 195. Adrian Carranza lost at 132, Yahir Trejo at 152, Zeke Martinez at 160, and Jose Ruiz at 285.
Yuma and Limon tied 30-30 in the next dual. However, Limon won the tie-breaker by having more wins on the mat. Smith got a win by fall at 126, Stegman a win by fall at 138, Trejo a 58-second pin at 152, and Carranza and Ruiz each won by forfeit. Martinez lost at 160, Blach at 170, Hermosillo a 5-3 decision at 182, and Wells an 8-6 decision at 195.
Yuma got on a roll in its final pool dual matches.
The Indians first defeated Gothenburg 48-30.
Smith got another win by fall at 126, Carranza a third-period win at 132, Trejo a 5-4 decision at 152, Martinez a third-period pin at 160, Hermosillo a win by decision at 182, Ruiz a 49-second pin at 285, and Stegman, Blach and Wells all won by forfeit. All of Gothenburg’s points came by forfeit.
Yuma closed out the pool round with a 48-12 win over Bridgeport.
Stegman got a 40-second pin at 138, Trejo a first-period pin at 152, Blach a quick pin at 170, and Smith won by fall at 126. Getting forfeit wins by Martinez, Hermosillo, Wells and Ruiz. Carranza was pinned at 132, and Bridgeport’s other points came via forfeit.
The Indians finished third in its pool, setting up a cross-bracket dual against Mullen, which the Indians lost 36-21. Stegman got a third-period pin at 138, Hermosillo won by fall at 182, Smith a 4-2 decision at 126, and Carranza won by fall at 132. Trejo, Martinez, Blach, Wells and Ruiz all suffered losses.