SANTA FE — A trio of Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestlers earned individual titles at Saturday’s Jaguar Invitational.
Los Alamos had four competitors get to the final round of the Jaguar Invitational, hosted by Capital.
Lane Saunders at 170 pounds, Brian Geyer at 195 pounds and Jonathan Schueler in the heavyweight division were all winners at the tournament, which included 14 teams, many of which were from northern New Mexico but some coming from as far away as Deming and even Amarillo, Texas.
Los Alamos finished fourth in team competition Saturday, scoring 128 points. Capital won the team trophy by holding off Los Lunas 189-179. Deming, which brought a huge contingent with it Saturday, finished third with 147.5 points.
Saunders and Geyer won their title bouts handily, but Schueler had a battle on his hands against district rival Troy Calabaza of Bernalillo. Calabaza had Schueler on his back early in the third period, but with about a minute remaining in the contest, Schueler performed a switch from off the bottom to gain the advantage.
Then, with just short time remaining, Calabaza got to his feet and nearly slipped Schueler’s grasp, but Schueler’s head-and-arm throw had Calabaza on his back.
Schueler pinned him with just 12 seconds remaining.