FV wrestler straddles an Oiler to turn him over. Photo by Trevor Sonoda.
On Wednesday Jan. 5, Fountain Valley’s varsity wrestling team destroyed and pinned the Oilers at their home mat with a final score of 70-9.
The Barons led the whole match with phenomenal pins and escapes.
Trenton Ching (‘18), Jack O’Donnell (‘19), George Sykes (‘17) and Phillip Cardoza (‘17) made some key pins throughout the night. Co-captain Karson Ayres (‘17), had a major pin that helped lead the Barons to victory.
Another co-captain Merrick O’Donnell (‘17) has hopeful prospects for the team, and believes the Barons can win another Sunset League title.
“Great start to the season. We can improve on some basic technique, but overall I see us doing great things,” he said.
Their next match is against Newport Harbor at home on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The wrestling team looks forward to the support against the Sailors. Also, the big Five Counties Tournament is coming up from Friday, Jan. 13 – 15, 2017, so don’t miss out on some teams competing from across the country.