Wrestling: Roadrunners drop 34-13 dual meet at Cerritos

Wrestling: Roadrunners drop 34-13 dual meet at Cerritos

Rio Hondo College won three individual matches but ultimately fell by a final score of 34-13 at Cerritos College in a Southwest Conference dual on Thursday. The Roadrunners return to action on Nov. 7 when they host Palomar College in a conference dual.

Johnny Vargas at 125 pounds, Chris Montoya at 174, and Andy Voohn at 197 were winners for the Roadrunners.

Results courtesy of Cerritos College Sports Information:

125 Pounds - Johnny Vargas (RHC) def. Navid Mirzaei (CERR), 9-8
The Roadrunners took an early 3-0 team score lead, but not before freshman Navid Mirzaei battled back from a 6-0 deficit after the first period. His comeback started in the second period with a reversal and four-point near fall, and then a two-point near fall to take an 8-6 lead. Vargas tied the match on a reversal with :51 seconds left and earned an extra point with his riding time. Mirzaei tried to earn the escape point, but time ran out.

133 Pounds - Andres Gonzalez (CERR) def. Khalil Tucker, RHC), 11-5
It was a quick 4-0 lead for Rio Hondo's Khalil Tucker, as he came out in the match to recorded a quick takedown and two-point near fall. But freshman Andres Gonzalez slowly started to work his way back into the match and tied it at 4-4 after the first three minutes. Gonzalez picked up an escape point to start the second period and then took down Tucker before putting the match out of reach with a solid third period. Gonzalez picked up another escape point and a takedown before finishing the match with a bonus point for his riding time.

141 Pounds - Nick Camacho (CERR) def. Rudy Bojorquez (RHC), 16-1
Not even needing a full first period, sophomore Nick Camacho had his way with Rudy Bojorquez. After taking him down and releasing him, Camacho posted another takedown and then three consecutive four-point near falls to finish off the match with :23 seconds still remaining in the first period.

149 Pounds - Richard Gurule (CERR) def. Marco De La Torre (RHC), 18-3
Freshman Richard Gurule followed the example of Camacho and raced out to an 8-0 first period lead after a takedown and a pair of near-fall points. It was 10-0 in the second period and Gurule continued to pile up the points before ending the match with :15 seconds left in the second period after a four-point near fall resulted in a technical fall.

157 Pounds - Larry Rodriguez (CERR) pinned Steven Encinas (RHC), 3:37
Holding a commanding 14-1 lead after the first period, which included three straight near fall points for freshman Larry Rodriguez, he ended the match with a pin 3:37 into the match. It was a 15-1 lead when Rodriguez pinned Encinas.

165 Pounds - Anthony Perez (CERR) win by forfeit

174 Pounds - Chris Montoya (RHS) def. Joshua Bustamonte (CERR), 27-13
The wildest match of the night, Chris Montoya of Rio Hondo came close to ending the match in the first period with a pair of four-point near falls. Trailing 16-4 after the first period, freshman Joshua Bustamonte seemed to be making a move in the second period with a pair of takedowns. But he couldn't close the gap and ended up dropping the 27-13 decision.

184 Pounds - Jarrod Nunez (CERR) pinned Daniel Park (RHC), 2:18
It only took one takedown for freshman Jarrod Nunez to get in position to pin Daniel Park. He worked Park to his back and earned the six-point pin just 2:18 into the match.

197 Pounds - Andy Voonh (RHC) pinned Deniss Hernandes (CERR), 3:36
It was a close 3-2 lead for Voonh over freshman Deniss Hernandes after the first period. After starting the second period even, which gave Voonh an escape point, Hernandes was taken down and then pinned 3:36 into the match.

285 Pounds - Randy Gonzalez (CERR) def. Diego Sanchez (RHC), 9-3
The final match of the night was scoreless after the first period, with freshman Randy Gonzalez trailing Diego Sanchez, 2-1 after the second period. But in the third, Gonzalez was able to get around Sanchez for a two-point reversal and then got him on his back for a four-point near fall. After letting Sanchez up, Gonzalez finished the scoring with a late takedown for a 9-3 win.