Woodcreek tops Granite Bay in SFL dual meet

Timberwolves not satisfied with win; Grizzlies waiting to fill weights
By: Robbie Enos
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Some victories have that sweet satisfaction. Other wins just count on paper.

Woodcreek High School’s 34-30 dual-meet win at Granite Bay in a Sierra Foothill League opener Thursday went into the latter category. Although the Timberwolves scored several victories in the lighter weights, they were out-wrestled in the middle weights and squeezed out a win thanks to a forfeit in the heavyweight match.

“We’re not where we thought we were,” Woodcreek head coach Doug Mason said. “We have a lot of work to do. We’re not wrestling the way we practice.”

Woodcreek forfeited the 152-pound match, and Granite Bay gave up 12 points at the 195 and 285 weights. Grizzlies head coach Robert Cooley said the team is waiting for Tyler Bardy to make weight at 285.

“We gave up 12 points going into the thing, so we’re pretty excited,” Cooley said. “We gotta get those big guys, so we’re actually ecstatic about the way we wrestled.”

The Timberwolves started well at the lighter weights, beginning with a polished ground game and a major decision by freshman Jordan Jensen at 106 pounds. Freshman Angelo Uribe followed with a pin at 112, and junior James Gomez pinned his man within 30 seconds to give the Timberwolves a 16-4 lead.

“(Gomez and Uribe are) both very aggressive,” Mason said. “They were better than their opponents. I don’t mean any slight to Granite Bay, but those guys are just some of our top guys. They should have pinned their guys.”

Granite Bay then took control, scoring victories at 132, 138, 160 and 170. Matt Berry showed off ninja-like moves as he dominated his opponent for a major decision at 160.

“Winning’s good, but when you have a performance like our guys had, we’re excited about that,” Cooley said.

Woodcreek’s Andrew Zumaran scored a decision at 182.