Boys wrestling finishes 4th at GWAL


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.