At the High Country Chevy Tiger Duals in Aztec, the Los Alamos wrestling team won two of the five duals it wrestled Saturday.
Los Alamos beat Española Valley for the third time in a week while also scoring a win against Shiprock.
The ’Toppers, however, came up short against Aztec, Bloomfield and Monticello, Utah.
“We didn’t get some of the wins we wanted, but none of them were embarrassing,” Los Alamos head coach James Hatt said. “We’re one match away from winning a lot more; that’s encouraging.”
Los Alamos won 12 of the 14 weights against Shiprock while a short-handed Española Valley squad wasn’t able to challenge the ’Toppers for the dual win.
At 182 pounds, Lane Saunders had an opponent challenge him for one of the first times this season.
Squaring off against the returning Class 4A state runner up, Bloomfield’s JD Robinson, Saunders scored a 5-1 victory in one his only matches that has lasted the full six minutes.
“Lane finally had a good match; he got pushed by the Bloomfield guy,” Hatt said. “He’s getting back in that rare form.”