Kimball coach Pete Mullen said that his team, now 0-5 in Valley Oak League dual matches, is still young, and he find progress in each match.
“I was pleased with our effort,” Mullen said. “We seem to make little mistakes at key times. It’s lack of experience. We get pounded at varsity but the kids are trying and they’re not quitting on each other.”
He added that two wrestlers who claimed individual wins in both matches, Diego Alvarenga and Trent Nicholson, are still undefeated in VOL competition. The last dual matches in the VOL will be next week when Kimball and East Union go to Manteca High.
Mullen said that the team also was short on wrestlers Wednesday, so where he wasn’t able to fill in spots with junior varsity wrestlers the Jaguars had to forfeit.
Oakdale 53, Kimball 22
Oakdale won 10 of the 14 matches, including three by pin, one by technical pin, two by decision and four by forfeit.
Kimball won four of the 10 matches, including two by pin, one by major decision and one by forfeit. Diego Alvarenga (103) pinned his opponent in 46 seconds, and Trent Nicholson (135) pinned his opponent in 2:45. Matt Cooper (215) beat his Oakdale opponent 10-2.
Other outcomes for Kimball wrestlers were: Marcus Fountaine (119) was pinned in 1:12, Edgar Ruiz (140) was pinned in 2:45, Cameron Diaz (171) was pinned in 1:57, Alex Root (160) lost 17-1, Marco Tello (145) lost 6-2, and Shane Gooch (152) lost 8-2.
The junior varsity match was a 36-36 tie. Only two of the 14 matches were contested. Kimball’s Logan Finley (171) and James Faile (189) lost by pin in the first round. Oakdale won four more by forfeit and Kimball won six by forfeit.
Weston Ranch 60, Kimball 17
Weston Ranch won 10 of the 14 matches, including seven by pin and three by forfeit.
Kimball won four matches, including one by technical pin, two by decision and one by forfeit.
Nicholson (135) beat his opponent 15-2, Ruiz (140) beat his opponent 9-8, and Alvarenga (103) beat his opponent 4-0.
Fountaine (119) was pinned in 1:11, Isaiah Bailin (130) was pinned in 2:46, Tello (145) was pinned in 3:50, Gooch (152) was pinned in 4:47, Root (160) was pinned in 51 seconds, Diaz (171) was pinned in 2:40, Cooper (215) was pinned in 5:58.
Weston Ranch won the junior varsity match 47-30. The Cougars won eight of the 14 matches, including two by pin and one by technical pin and five by forfeit. Kimball won five matches, including three by pin and two by forfeit. The 119-pound match was a double forfeit.
Wins for Kimball were: James Vega (135) pinned his opponent in 1:02, Austin Griffith (145) pinned his opponent in 5:37, and Logan Finley (171) pinned his opponent in 1:40. Other results were: (125) Joel Smith was pinned in 2:59, (140) Nathan Kountz lost 16-1, and (189) James Faile was pinned in 3:12.