BC starts slow and fails to recover

Nicholas Torres, Reporter

The Bakersfield College wrestling team endured a tough day at the Southern California Wrestling Association Eastern Conference on Nov. 16.

“The scores weren’t indicative of how we compete,” said BC coach Bill Kalivas. “The individuals we had did the best they could, that’s all we can ask for.”

Kalivas explained that some of the struggles this year have been because some wrestlers have been ineligible or have left the team. “Because of the difficulties, we’ve been a little overmatched at times,” he said.

The goal for the rest of the season, according to Kalivas, is to send as many wrestlers to state as possible. “We will look and see who they are,” he said.

The three wrestlers he said have a good chance at landing in the top eight for their respective weight classes are 149-pounder Max Ramirez, 157-pounder Jonathan Gomez, and heavyweight Josh Davis.

BC’s next tournament is the East LA Duals held at East LA College on Nov. 23.