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    Adams State outlasts New Mexico Highlands

    The Adams State University Wrestling team defeated the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys, 30-19.

    The match began with the 285 pound weight class.

    Freshman, Tuli Laulu was pinned by Cody Marquez at 4:20.

    The next six matches were all Grizzlies.

    Freshman, Ian Wingstrom got the Grizzlies on the board with a 5-4 decision over Eric Rangel. Wingstrom scored two takedowns in the match.

    Sophomore, Martin Ramirez earned the first of three pins for the Grizzlies at 4:50. Ramirez scored two takedowns before pinning Tre Humphrey.

    The second pin for the Grizzlies was scored by redshirt senior, and RMAC Wrestler of the Week, Ryan Fillingame at 2:52 over Orlando Guerra. Fillingame controlled the match in the first period with five takedowns before earning the pin just before the first period ended.

    The Grizzlies earned a forfeit at the 149 weight class.

    Redshirt senior, Daniel Kelly earned the third pin for the Grizzlies at 4:40 over Jesse Martinez. Kelly scored two takedowns before earning the pin in the second period.

    Redshirt junior, Mark Mabry, Jr. earned a late three point near fall and a point for riding time to beat Juan Alvarado, 5-4. The win gave the Grizzlies a commanding 30-6 advantage.
    The Cowboys would win the next three matches as redshirt sophomore, Mario Garcia lost to Easton Hargrave, 7-1, in the 174 pound weight class. Freshman, Nevada Bencomo was defeated by Igor Gomzin, 15-4. Freshman, Dakota Bencomo was pinned at 5:19 by Justin Rockhill.

    However, the Grizzlies had built too much of a lead over the Cowboys and won the dual, 30-19.

    Up next the Grizzlies host the University of Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday, January 25 at 7 p.m. in Plachy Hall.

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