Quincy wrestling pins Cascade
The Jacks made the kill fast and clean Thursday night against Cascade of Leavenworth. Quincy rolled to a 64-6 victory at home, winning every contested weight class.
The undermanned Kodiaks forfeited the 113, 126, 132, 195 and 285 weight classes. Cascade’s only points came on a forfeit by Quincy at 220 pounds.
On Tuesday, Quincy lost 55-12 to a strong Ellensburg team. The Jacks got wins from Daniel Cruz, 113; Raul Baragas, 136; and Rey Rubio, 285.
Against Cascade, most of the Jack wrestlers took command early in their match, but Quincy showed it can come from behind, too. That’s what Tanner Wallace did in his 152-pound battle with Darian Martin. Wallace trailed early, 3-2, before rallying for a 7-5 victory.
“That guy beat me last year in JVs,” Wallace said. “I knew he liked cradles so I tried to stay in position.”
Wallace’s effort, and that turned in by his teammates, earned a good grade from Quincy coach Greg Martinez.
“The reason we work so hard is to reach down when we need it,” he said.
Martinez added that recent technique sessions at practice have helped the team improve. The coach is trying to bring his team along as quickly as possible while recognizing several wrestlers’ limited experience.
“Cascade is in the same boat as us – they’re young,” Martinez said after the matches.
Quincy’s other winners were Jose Buenrostro over Axel Martinez in 106 pound action, Abraham Avalos beating Daniel Sandoval in 120, Devon Salcedo over Daniel Claros in 145, Ray Robinson downing Josue Claros in 160, and Victor Tafoya winning by decision over Gabe Hall in 170.
The victory raised Quincy’s season record to 1-2 following losses to Warden and Wapato. The Jacks compete in the Cashmere Invitational beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. The opponents will be Cashmere, Cle Elum, Cascade, Chelan, Chewelah, Lake Roosevelt, Mount Baker and Omak.
The Jacks’ next home meet will be Jan. 14 against East Valley of Yakima. Matches begin at 7 p.m. at the Quincy High School gym.
Quincy 64, Cascade 6
106 pounds – Jose Buenrostro, Quincy, won by fall over Axel Martinez; 113 – Daniel Cruz, Quincy, won by forfeit; 120 – Abraham Avalos, Quiincy, defeated Daniel Sandoval by decision, 3-1; 126 – Jesus Buenrostro, Quincy, won by forfeit; 132 — Exzavior Reyes, Quincy, won by forfeit; 138 — Raul Barajas, Quincy, won by forfeit; Devon Salcedo, Quincy, defeated Daniel Claros by decision, 4-2; 152 – Tanner Wallace, Quincy, defeated Darian Martin by decision, 7-5; 160 – Ray Robinson, Quincy, won by fall over Josue Claros; 170 – Victor Tafoya, Quincy, defeated Gabe Hall by decision, 6-3; 182 — Iche Ramirez, Quincy, won by major decision over Gauge Disher, 15-2; 195 — Andy Reynolds, Quincy, won by forfeit; 220 – Tre Smith, Cascade, won by forfeit; 285 – Rey Rubio, Quincy, won by forfeit.
— By Steve Kadel, email@example.com