Looking Back, Dec. 25, 1989
Looking Back, Dec. 25, 1989: Quincy Jacks win two matches with pins
Quincy’s wrestling wins continued at home after early season success on the road.
The Jacks defeated Lake Roosevelt in the opening league match of the season and then split a double-dual against Liberty Bell and Warden.
In the wins against Lake Roosevelt and Liberty Bell, Quincy came from 20-plus points down to win.
Quincy will wrestle today (Thursday) at Royal City. The tourney will feature traditional wrestling class A and B powers from around the state. The Jacks return to Caribou Trail League action with a Thursday Jan. 4 match at Ephrata.
Quincy trailed Liberty Bell by a 32-6 score following the 141-pound match and rallied to win. The Jacks earned the wins with four pins, a draw and a forfeit in the final five matches.
Joe Arredondo at 148 pounds, Isaac Saucedo at 158, Mike Medrano at 168 plus Juan Villapondo at 178 all earned pins to bring Quincy back. Jacob Torres followed with a draw at 190 and Trevan Landin received a forfeit at heavyweight to clinch the match.
But before the rally, Daniel Amaya at 135 pounds gained what turned out to be a big third-period pin. Amaya trailed 4-1 going into the final period to Liberty Bell senior Lu Reed. With both wrestlers up at the start of the final period, Amaya scored a takedown 30 seconds into the period and pinned him a minute later.
“That was a surprise,” Quincy coach Manuel Ybarra said. “It was supposed to be a tough match for Daniel. But he wrestled an excellent match and came up with an impressive win.”
A match later, Arredondo started Quincy’s rally. The senior had a 4-0 lead after the first period and led 11-6 before gaining a pin with six seconds left in the second.
Saucedo, a first-year wrestler as a junior, followed with a second-period pin as well. Saucedo led after the first period on a takedown and then pinned the Liberty Bell wrestler with 37 seconds left in the period.