RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Over the weekend the Mean Moose wrestling team took part in the Conflict in Cleveland tournament hosted by Cleveland High School in New Mexico. With a score of 271 Alamosa beat out 16 other schools to take first place.
That first place effort was spearheaded by the wrestling of Davion Chavez and Colton Liddell who each took first place in their respective weight classes. Chavez contributed 28 points to the team effort. Chavez also earned a first place finish with a 17-5 decision over Zachary Gomez from Pebble Hills based in New Mexico.
Liddell had a strong showing over the weekend where he took home a first place finish after tacking on 30 points to the team’s total score. Liddell wrapped his tournament with a 6-3-decision victory over Isaac Beltran in the first place match in the 120 pound division.
Alamosa also took four second place finishes courtesy of Elijah Delacerda, Joe Chavez, Ben Vance and Zendon Bernal who each contributed around 20 points to the team total. Chavez led the second place finishers tallying 26 points towards the Moose’s first place finish.
Tyler Kenison Kolton Hillis and Logan Thompson rounded out the list of top 3 finishers each with third place finishes. Kenison led the third place finishers taking 26 points for his team. Kenison registered 5 wins by fall en route to taking the 3rd place finish over Coronado High School’s Jeremy Acevedo due to injury.
According to On The Mat, Alamosa has been looking good in 3A wrestling by staying near the top of the rankings. Late December the boys climbed the rankings from number three to currently looking like the team to beat in 3A as the number one ranked squad.
Alamosa will do something they haven’t done very much this year and stay local all weekend. On Friday Alamosa has a dual against Montezuma-Cortez at Adams State University at 7 p.m. Then on Saturday the Mean Moose are back in action as they host the Alamosa Invitational starting at 8 a.m.