Local wrestlers knocked out early

first_imgAlarcon, a state qualifier last year as well, got behind in his 119-pound match with Gilroy’s Martin Gonzalez and suffered a 3-1 loss. After a scoreless first period, Gonzalez scored an escape and takedown for a 3-0 lead. Alarcon earned a point in the third period when Gonzalez was called for stalling but never got closer. Mayfair coach Rich Lake felt Gonzalez should have been penalized more for stalling. “(Gonzalez) stalled out the whole third period,” Lake said. “… He wasn’t working to improve. “(Alarcon) probably had 10 shots to zero shots for the other guy the whole match.” Alarcon expected to place in his second trip to the state meet. “(The state meet) wasn’t like I expected it to be,” he said. “I feel I could have wrestled better. “I just have to get ready for next year.” David Felton can be reached at [email protected] or (562) 499-1318. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Our plan was to outwork (Zonfrello),” said Monico Enriquez. “In six minutes, Juan set the pace. Juan definitely outworked him but unfortunately he lost 1-0.” “I tried to do whatever it took to take him down,” said a visibly disappointed Juan Enriquez following the match, “but it didn’t go my way.” Still, Enriquez was able to put some perspective on his senior campaign. “It was a good season,” he said. “Coming from my junior and sophomore years, I didn’t do (anything). I got sent home from CIF. “It was a good season, but it would have been nice to place at State.” BAKERSFIELD – A long and successful season came to an end far too quickly for the remaining pair of area athletes at the CIF State Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Glenn High senior Juan Enriquez and Mayfair junior Richard Alarcon each went 2-1 Friday and were within a victory of assuring themselves a top-8 finish. But each was eliminated by a narrow decision in his first match Saturday at Rabobank Arena, finishing instead in the top 12 and without a medal. center_img Enriquez, a heavyweight who won the Suburban League and CIF Coastal Division titles this season, faced College Park’s Matt Zonfrello Saturday morning. Neither could gain an early advantage and the match was tied 0-0 through two periods. Early in the third, however, Zonfrello earned an escape and held on to claim the match, 1-0. According to Enriquez’s coach, however, he was the one setting the tempo of the match. last_img read more