Despite having multiple wrestlers nursing injuries, Thornton pulled out a win against North 58-18, following a tough loss against Monarch 40-39 at a tri-meet Jan. 16 at Thornton High School.
Thornton brought up five wrestlers from the JV team for …
This item is available in full to subscribers.
If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.
Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.
If you made a voluntary contribution in 2022-2023 of $50 or more, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.
Thornton brought up five wrestlers from the JV team for the tri-meet since some of the varsity wrestlers are hurt. Head coach Jeremy DeHerrera said he would have liked to have beat Monarch, but he was happy the JV kids were able to step up for the team.
“They came through for us,” DeHerrera said. “They went out there, did a good job and tried their best. That’s all I can ask for as a coach.”
Trojans’ Carlos Moreno (160-pounder) won both of his matches, first pinning Monarch’s Dawson Scott and then beating North’s Adrian Perez 15-3. Moreno improved his record to 20-3. Moreno is technically a first year wrestler, since he was only able to wrestle last year for half of the year because of a torn meniscus.
“He’s probably been my best wrestler this whole entire year,” DeHerrera said of Moreno.
“He’s accomplished the most. He’s doing a great job.”
Wendell Berry (120) also won both of his matches by pinning Monarch’s Reed Coker and by a forfeit by North.
Dominic Romero (126) pinned both Preston McQuade from Monarch and Mason White from North.
Adrian Kois (145) pinned Monarch’s Nate Brenner and North’s Josh Vigil. Santino CdeBaca (285) won by forfeit against Monarch and pinned North’s Josias Chavez. Josh Cordova (170) pinned both Jose Lopez from Monarch and Edwin Gonzales from North.
“He’s he one I’m really excited for as we get into our future, because he’s only a sophomore right now,” DeHerrera said of Cordova.
“We need to get the mental game going with him, because he has all the physical tools that you need as a wrestler. I’m very proud of him, as well.”
Thornton’s Josh Miscles (106) won 9-7 against Monarch’s Kyle Gambino, but was pinned by North’s Isaiah Martinez. Elijah Henry (132) lost 10-5 against Stas Betance from Monarch and pinned Donovan Garcia from North. Brandon Streeter (138) was pinned by Monarch’s Ben Ferrera and won by forfeit against North.
Derian Uribe (182) lost from being pinned by Matt Paluch from Monarch, but won by forfeit against North. Both Tyler Rains and Vladamir Munoz lost both of their matches.
Thornton’s next meet will be Jan. 24 at the Northglenn Invite at Northglenn High School.
We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.
The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.