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Hawks drop out of race for WAC wrestling title
CV loses pair of WAC duals
Central Valleys Kyle Hendrix won one of his two matches against Western Athletic Conference competition last week. - photo by Courier file photo

Livingston and Patterson eliminated Central Valley from the race for the Western Athletic Conference varsity boys wrestling dual-meet title last week.

The Hawks dropped from first to second in the WAC after being beaten by the Wolves and Tigers.

"There's a lot of disappointment in the room right now," head coach Rob Beckhart said. "It will be interesting to see how the guys perform on Wednesday. We have a history of wrestling tough against Ceres."

Central Valley fell to 2-2 in the conference standings after suffering a 43-31 loss at Livingston on Jan. 25.

The first-place Wolves moved to 4-0 in the WAC.

"We lost some close matches that were pivotal," Beckhart said.

Central Valley won six of its 14 individual matches versus Livingston.

Nathan Curry won by pin (1:13) against Alex Calvillo at 160 pounds.

Thomas Carrillo won by pin (1:33) against Jorge Giron at 182 pounds.

James Murphy won by pin (2:41) against Xavier Sanchez at 152 pounds.

Natanael Lezama won by pin (5:18) against Ivan Calvillo at 195 pounds.

Ryan Palecek won by major decision (15-2) against Andres Garcia at 170 pounds.

Moises Galeana won by decision (4-1) against Eduardo Reyna at 220 pounds.

Kyle Hendrix lost by decision (4-0) to Juan Garcia at 132 pounds.

Edgar Castillo lost by decision (6-2) to Felix Lorenzo at 285 pounds.

Michael Duran lost by pin (5:50) to Dennis Brusenski at 126 pounds.

Anthony Voss lost by pin (1:147) to Mathew Cisneros at 120 pounds.

Roman Ramirez lost by pin (1:35) to Adrian Perez at 145 pounds.

Alan Chavez lost by pin (1:35) to Cristian Peralta at 138 pounds.

Jesse Vazquez lost by pin (0:47) to Filiberto Salazar at 106 pounds.

Central Valley lost by forfeit to Alex Mendez at 113 pounds.

First-place Patterson (4-0) dealt Central Valley its first WAC dual-meet loss of the season on Jan. 24.

The Hawks fell 52-21 to the host Tigers.

"We knew it was going to be tough," Beckhart said. "They have a strong lineup."

Central Valley mustered just four individual victories versus Patterson.

Curry won by pin (2:54) against Joel Ramirez at 160 pounds.

Murphy won by pin (4:39) against Jerrod Villalon at 152 pounds.

Carrillo won by pin (5:01) against Cameron Fredrickson at 182 pounds.

Hendrix won by decision (4-2) against Alex Sanchez at 138 pounds.

Lezama lost by decision (8-5) to David Valverde at 195 pounds.

Vazquez lost by decision (22-17) to Jeremy Hernandez at 106 pounds.

Galeana lost by pin (3:56) to Arron Botkin at 220 pounds.

Palecek lost by pin (3:34) to AJ Polk at 170 pounds.

Ramirez lost by pin (2:59) to Francisco Duran at 145 pounds.

Castillo lost by pin (1:51) to Jacob Vainuku at 285 pounds.

Phillip Martinez lost by pin (1:29) to Noah Mirelez at 132 pounds.

Duran lost by technical fall (16-0) to Chase Mirelez at 126 pounds.

Voss lost by technical fall (24-9) to Mokbel Obeid at 120 pounds.

The Hawks lost by forfeit to Adrian Berrera at 113 pounds.

Central Valley will host crosstown-rival Ceres High (2-2) today at 7 p.m.

"Ceres has the edge but I've learned not to doubt our kids," Beckhart said. "It's definitely going to be a challenge for us."