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Andreatta once again wins championship

ALAMOSA — After suffering his first defeat of the season last week against Jake Shelton of Lamar, John Mall Panther Jonathan Andreatta (113 pounds) claimed another tournament championship in Alamosa last weekend when he defeated Justin Lien of Castle View High School with a 3-0 decision. The match was a closely fought bout with the score deadlocked through two periods. A minute into the final period, Andreatta scored the takedown for two points and worked Lien, scoring the near pin as time ran out. Andreatta faced Tate Hinger of Palo Huro Heights (Amarillo, TX) after a first round bye, winning by pin in 2:26. In his semifinal match, Andreatta defeated Dustin Mervin of Legend HS by a technical fall, 16-0. The only other Panther to place was Jason Murphy (195) who finished in fourth position when he lost a close 5-4 decision to Khail Gibson (15-5) from Palo Duro. After a first round bye, Murphy defeated Enrique Romero of Rocky Ford, who is ranked 6th in the state, by pin fall with sixteen seconds remaining in the match. In the semifinals, Murphy lost a 3-2 decision to Alejandro Medina of Delta. Murphy is ranked fifth in the state going into this

week’s matches. Other Panthers did not fare as well in the action. At 120 pounds, Marshal Ross had a first round bye and then was defeated by Jayden Chynoweth (17-10) of Delta in a technical fall, 15-0. In his consolation rounds, Ross defeated Trevor Bryant (4-6) of Pagosa Springs by pin in 2:17. Ross was then defeated by Gerimie Meier (8-6) of Castle Vin in an 11-4 decision, ending his day. At 126 pounds, Tim Pacheco lost his first two matches. The first was to Tyler Colby (4-8) of Alamosa and then a 5-4 decision to Joe Barela, an unaffiliated wrestler. At 132, Trystan Estrada lost his first two matches, the first to Tristan Harrigan (5-10, Alamosa) by fall in 3:53 and to Dalton Lucero (12-10, Pagosa) in a major decision, 14-5. At 145 pounds, two Panthers competed. They were Adam Bobian and Henry Quintana. Bobian had a first round bye, then was pinned by Evan Williams (4-5, Legend) in 2:00. He then lost his last match for the day to Mugisha Airre (8-9, Palo Duro). Quintana went two and out on the day. At 220, Andrew Vigil lost his first bout to Kyle Stewart of Legend (21-7) in a 7-0 decision; then lost in the consolation semifinals to Jonah Holden (16-5, Thunder Ridge) in a 6-3 decision. In the heavyweight division, Dylan Crump went 0-2 on the day.