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Los Alamos senior Neil Deherrera wrestles against Albuquerque Academy’s Jesse Garcia in the 132-pound match of Wednesday’s District 2-5A duals at Griffith Gym.
‘Toppers wrestling splits pair of 2-5A duals

Capital came away with two wins in the opening District 2-5A duals of the season at Griffith Gym.
The Jaguars opened the duals with a 53-27 victory over Albuquerque Academy, before concluding Wednesday night by downing Los Alamos 55-15.
Against the Hilltoppers, Capital garnered seven pins in weight classes 120, 126, 132, 130, 170, 180 and 195. Los Alamos didn’t score until Trevor Brown pinned his opponent to cut the Jaguars lead to 27-6. After Brown’s pin, Capital rallied to score 25 unanswered points to take command of the match.
Los Alamos managed to get a victory after defeating Academy 46-30. The Hilltoppers got pins from Brown, Devin Atencio, Dylan Irish, Sam Harvey and Milo Light in their win against the Chargers.
Academy got a 12-9 lead when 126-pounder Clay Cosby pinned Israel Gellis. Neil Deherrera tied 12-12, before the Chargers regained the lead in the 138-pound match.
A 9-0 performance by Reyes Mendez, coupled with Dylan Irish’s pin, gave Los Alamos a 28-18 lead. But the Chargers didn’t faze and took a 30-28 lead after a pin in the 182-pound match. Harvey and Light secured the Los Alamos victory by pinning their opponents, while Patrick Irish won by forfeit.

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