The Trojan varsity boys defeated Victoria East by a score of 33-24 However, the Trojans came up short to Victoria West 30 to 36.
Against the Titans, 106-pound Brent Romine started the Trojans off with a win by forfeit. Also winning a forfeit was 170-pound Jeremy Ramirez. Victoria East also won two forfeits for weight classes 132 and 145. At 138 pounds, Trojan Tristan Longoria won by pin against his opponent J. Kuck. In the 152-pound class, Seth Aguirre lost by pin against N. Vega. At 160 pounds, Beeville’s Marc Montez won by pin against L. Easley. In the heavier weight classes, Valente Garza won by points, 6-3, against L. Smithwick. At 220 pounds, Lupe Banda won by pin against C. Martinez and at 285 pounds, Trojan John Ross Carabajal lost by pin against E. Casillas.
Against Victoria West, the Trojans gave up three forfeits at 126, 132 and 145 pounds, but the Warriors did not have wrestlers for Beeville’s 170 Jeremy Ramirez, 182 Valente Garza or 220 Lupe Banda to give the Beeville boys wins by forfeit. At 120 pounds, Brent Romine lost by pin to J. Garcia. Tristan Longoria (138 pounds) got his second pin of the night against S. Sparks. Seth Aguirre (152 pounds) lost by pin against B. Bradicick. In the 160-pound division, Marc Montez lost by pin to S. Avila. John Ross Carabajal got his first pin against E. Rodriguez.
For the Lady Trojans, 110-pound wrestler Danielle Perez won by pin against N. Gonzales. At 119 pounds, Brianna Gobel won on points, 10-8, against K. Reed. Rosa Salazar fell short against A. Supak, losing by pin. Amanda Puga would win by pin against K. Clifford. Christina Alcorta lost by pin against P. Cano. Esmerelda Hurtado also lost by pin to E. Neitch and Mandy Maldonado to K. Reed.
On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Trojans were in San Antonio for the Rough Riders meet.
The Trojans started off with a few wins, but eventually most of the team had to fight through the consolation brackets.
Because the brackets were large, a couple of Trojan wrestlers ended up hitting the five match rule, which means they cannot wrestle more than five matches in a day.
Lady Trojans Danielle Perez ended up wrestling five matches, losing her final match to Herrera from Grulle. Perez won three out of her five matches. Brianna Gobel also found herself fighting through the consolation bracket, winning four out of her five matches. She hit the five match rule, taking fourth and forfeiting a shot at third place.
At 160 pounds, Nathaniel Barris started off really strong, winning his first two matches against C.C. Carroll and S.A. Wagner wrestlers. However, Barris lost his next two matches to Ray and King opponents.
“This was Barris’ first competition this year, not a bad start,” said coach Terry Foster.
At 138 pounds, Tristan Longoria found himself fighting through the consolation bracket and winning four out of his five matches. Longoria captured fourth overall, having to forfeit his chance at a third place finish.
Jeremy Ramirez (170 pounds) started off with a loss against Whitend from Pflugerville on points 6-4. Three matches later, the two would meet again. Ramirez captured the win via a pin fall in the consolation bracket semifinal, capturing third place. He owned a 5-1 record in the tournament. One of the victories was a forfeit and did not count against the five match rule.
The Trojan wrestling team will be in Corpus Christi this weekend to compete in the Ray Texan Invitational. On Jan. 2, the Trojans will host their first meet of the season when San Antonio Highlands pays a visit to Beeville.