Thu Dec 30th, 2021
Special to the Drum
Ignacio’s Lady Bobcat wrestlers finally saw action as a distinct team Sat., Dec. 11, at the Bloomfield, N.M., Invitational.
With senior Lexy Young, junior Faye Hackett, plus freshmen Audrey Roderick and Danylle Herrera making the trip, IHS totaled 14 points and placed tenth out of 11 teams in the girls’ division. Topping the table with 177 was Gallup (N.M.) Miyamura, followed by Farmington (148.5), N.M., and Los Alamos (117), N.M. The only other Colorado school in action, Durango, placed seventh with 57 points.
Young went 1-3 during Pool A action at 145 pounds, pinning Farmington Piedra Vista freshman Alana Werito in 59 seconds. But with a best-possible result of seventh place at stake, she finished 1-4 after losing to PVHS freshman Svea Robinson by pin in 1:41.
At 132, Hackett placed fifth by pinning DHS junior Amiah Hanson in 55 seconds – improving her meet record to 1-2.
Competing in the 120-pound division, Roderick went 0-3 in Pool B then lost to PVHS sophomore Natesha Charlie by pin in 1:23 while contesting seventh place. Finally, Herrera went 0-3 overall at 138, losing – by pin, 47 seconds in – the weight’s fifth-place bout to Grants, N.M., sophomore Annalieze Gutierrez.
Following the holiday break, the Lady ’Cats will ring in the 2022 half of their schedule traveling to the Alamosa Invitational on Fri., Jan. 7, with Lamar and La Junta amongst those also attending. Ignacio will then hit up Grand Junction Central’s Jan. 14-15 Martin Luther King Weekend (MLK Day itself falls on Mon., Jan. 17) Invitational, then host a 1/18 triangular currently slated to attract Del Norte and Dove Creek.