The Pitman Pride wrestling squad rolled through Buhach Colony at home Wednesday night, 68-9, in their third Central California Conference dual.
This came after the Pride won eight of 14 matches via forfeit against a thin BC squad.
“We told all our guys to be ready for a match, be ready to go and we had some good performances tonight,” said varsity head coach Adam Vasconcellos.
Most notable was sophomore Sammy Silveira (138), who won a very convincing match, 16-0, by tech fall, over BC’s Kyle Downs.
At this point in the match, the Pride led 20-9.
“He is an animal and the kid he wrestled is a kid who went to Master’s last year and the score says it all,” said Vasconcellos. “He is going to be something special, but a lot of people don’t know about him yet. By the end of the year people will know who he is, he is good.”
Since losing to El Capitan back on Dec. 13, in a close 33-28 final, Pitman is now 2-1 in the CCC.
“We didn’t have all our guys down to weight and we dropped some matches we thought we might have won, one of those things that we didn’t have things fall our way,” said Vasconcellos about El Capitan. “I wish we could dual them again, but it is what it is, if we win out we will be fine.”
The most notable wrestlers, last year’s medalists for Pitman, Isaiah Perez and Izzy Tubera did not participate but State qualifier Brendan Tallent (220) won his match via forfeit. Mark Jimenez (113) of Pitman won his match via pin.
“We’ve been beat up a little bit, trying to get everybody back for the end, that is the most important thing. Things will fall where they fall, at the end of the day if we win the league tournament and everything else will be fine,” said Vasconcellos.