Head coach Casey Paulino had a message for Ceres High’s varsity boys wrestling team following its 67-12 Western Athletic Conference dual-meet loss to visiting Pacheco on Jan. 8 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.
“If you can’t learn from your mistakes, you’re never going to do better,” he said.
The Bulldogs dropped to 2-2 in the WAC standings.
Ceres High lost 12 of the dual’s 14 individual matches to Pacheco.
The Panthers racked up 36 points on six forfeits.
The Bulldogs didn’t have any wrestlers compete at 106, 113, 120, 132, 138 and 170 pounds.
“I thought we were going to do better. I had a lot of confidence in our team. But we had a lot of holes in our lineup.”Angel Figueroa
“I thought we were going to do better,” Bulldog 182-pound grappler Angel Figueroa said. “I had a lot of confidence in our team. But we had a lot of holes in our lineup.”
Figueroa pinned Angel Orozco in the first round at 182 pounds.
“I’m really proud of myself,” Figueroa said. “I expected to win because I beat that guy last year.”
Elias Saldana pinned Isaiah Silva in the first round at 285 pounds.
Fernando Gonzalez lost by decision (7-3) to Bradley Martinez at 160 pounds.
Edison Jimenez lost by major decision (10-1) to Dionicio Navarro at 152 pounds.
Bryan Nunez lost by pin in the third round to Pablo Roman at 220 pounds.
Nicholas Angulo lost by pin the first round to David Castillo at 195 pounds.
Diego Armas lost by pin in the first round to Jose Navarro at 145 pounds.
Arturo Estrada lost by pin in the first round to Julian Andrade at 126 pounds.