Edison Jimenez had extra motivation heading into the Ceres High-Grace Davis varsity boys wrestling dual meet.
The fourth-year grappler wanted to win his final home match.
Jimenez did just that but the victory was bittersweet as the Bulldogs closed out the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet season with a 70-12 loss to the Spartans on Jan. 28 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.
“I know we could have done better but we didn’t have a full lineup,” Jimenez said. “We were at a disadvantage.”
Jimenez and Bulldog senior teammates Joshua Ofisa, Elias Saldana, Angel Figueroa, Gabe Flores and Fernando Gonzalez were all recognized prior to the start of the match.
Jimenez pinned Isaac Martinez in the second round at 145 pounds.
"I’m able to leave with a win under my belt. It’s really good for my confidence going into the league tournament.”Edison Jimenez
“It really hasn’t sunk in this is my last time wrestling here,” Jimenez said. “I’m proud I’m able to leave with a win under my belt. It’s really good for my confidence going into the league tournament.”
Ofisa won by forfeit at 195 pounds.
Saldana, Ceres High’s 285-pound grappler, didn’t wrestle.
Figueroa lost by major decision (14-1) to Jacob Turner at 170 pounds.
Gonzalez lost by pin in the first round to Alfred Valdez at 160 pounds.
Flores lost by pin in the first round to Armin Perez at 152 pounds.
Nicholas Angulo lost by pin in the first round to Ahmad Faizi at 182 pounds.
Diego Armas lost by pin in the first round to Sobhan Faizi at 152 pounds.
Federico Parra lost by pin in the first round to John Valdez at 132 pounds
Grace Davis earned 42 of its points via seven forfeits.
Ceres High amassed a 3-4 record during the 2019-20 WAC dual season.
The Bulldogs notched wins versus Mountain House, Lathrop and Johansen.