February 3, 2023

Buffs wrestling tops Liberal

Liberal, KS (westernkansasnews.com)-His team was hurting again, literally. 

Garden City wrestling coach Carlos Prieto had seen this story before. 

Despite being down five starters, Garden City persevered in a 33-25 victory over Liberal on Thursday night. 

“We don’t make excuses; we never have,” Prieto said afterwards. “But when guys go down, others have to step up. We did that tonight.”

Garden City wrestled without Sion Audrain (106), Andres Sanchez (113), Kaj Perez (120) and Jesse Nunez (170). 145-pounder Curtis Near is still sidelined by an injury. 

Still the Buffaloes won nine of the 13 matches, including the last three by Alec Castillo (152), Rico Cherico (160) and Adrian Dominguez (170). 

Results

170
Misael Monarrez (Liberal) over Adrian Dominguez (Garden City) (Dec 6-5)
   
 
182
Chris Boman (Liberal) over Antonio Perez (Garden City) (Fall 2:00)
   
 
195
Zeke Herrera (Garden City) over Victor Monarrez (Liberal) (Dec 8-1)
   
 
220
Benny Hernandez (Garden City) over Payton Emery (Liberal) (Dec 13-6)
   
 
285
Aaron Lozano (Garden City) over Elwin Trejo (Liberal) (Dec 3-2)
   
 
106
Isaac Salas (Garden City) over Luis Guereca (Liberal) (Dec 6-0)
   
 
113
Adrian Orozco (Liberal) over Joe Barrientos (Garden City) (Fall 4:00)
   
 
120
Elias Mieja (Garden City) over Jose Lopez (Liberal) (TF 16-1 0:00)
   
 
126
Sammy Guevara (Garden City) over Juan Beltran (Liberal) (MD 13-1)
   
 
132
Payton Yancey (Liberal) over Elijahblu Ruiz-Hernandez (Garden City) (MD 11-0)
   
 
138
Michael Prieto (Garden City) over Unknown (For.)
   
 
145
Emanuel Peralta (Liberal) over Andrew Garcia (Garden City) (Fall 2:45)
   
 
152
Alec Castillo (Garden City) over Gregory McClurg (Liberal) (Dec 8-4)
   
 
160
Rico Cherico (Garden City) over Josh Martinez (Liberal) (Dec 6-5)