Boys wrestling finishes 4th at GWAL

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Darlenne Casas, Reporter

January 28th was was Norths return to the City league tournament, or known as the GWAL. Out of the 10 wrestlers that competed 7 brought home medals:

106- Orlando Watley,4th (Freshman)

113- Richard Sheilds ,2nd (Sophomore)

120- Martin Gutierrez,3rd (Freshman)

138- Angel Leos,3rd (Junior)

145-Cody Mera,3rd (Senior)

160- Cruz Alvarado,2nd (Junior)

220- Salvado Ornelas,3rd (Senior)

The team finished 4th overall at the tournament and their League record of 8-3

Senior Cody Meraz admitted the growth of the program has been great to see.

“Honestly Watching the program from when I was a freshman , only having a couple city league placers to now my senior year having 7 of us place in the city league tournament to me was amazing,” Meraz said. “To be there cheering on my teammates to win , supporting them after a loss , to them supporting me when I won or loss was awesome!”

Meraz had plans of finishing first, but fell just short, finishing third.

“I knew going in there it was going to be 2 two kids I knew we’re gonna be a good challenge,” Meraz said.

“I lost in overtime cause I just wasn’t quick enough, so there went my goal for first and to beat a kid that gas beaten me twice. I had to change up my wrestling style to prepare and give me a little bit more edge since he probably knew what I was gonna do.”

Next up for the team is regionals at Dodge City.