BC wins wrestling duel


Jacqueline Gutierrez

BC wrestler and Victor Valley wrestler grasp each other during a long duel.

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

The Bakersfield College Wrestling team took on the Victor Valley Rams in the first duel of the season and defeated them with a final score of 42-3, on Sept. 13.

During this duel, the Renegades wrestled in weight classes from 125-285 pounds.

The wrestling duel consisted of ten matches, one of which was forfeited in BC’s Andrew Gomez’s favor and one other was a double forfeit with no wrestlers for the 125 weight class.

Leo Molina, a wrestler from Victor Valley, put up a fight against BC’s Daniel Schoene in the 285-pound weight class but the match reluctantly ended with points gained for BC with a pin from Schoene.

Various matches ended in pins including the match with BC’s Keithen Estrada, Jordan Annis, and Daniel Schoene.

The Renegades finished the tournament with only one loss, in the 149-pound weight class, with a score of 6-3.

The highest-scoring match of the night was in the 165-pound weight class between BC’s Adrian Gonzalez and Victor Valley’s Tony Cortez with a score of 22-5.

The Renegades wrestling team’s next competition will be held at West Hills College on Sept. 28 at 9:00 a.m. The Renegades’ next home competition will be on Oct. 11 at 6:00 p.m.