The Phoenix wrestlers were on the road and dropped two PAC dual meets to Stripe division foes Lutheran West 57-14 and Fairview 66-6 this past week. In both matches the Phoenix gave up 9 forfeits which resulted in 54 of each teams points.
Robert Bouchonville (132) dominated both his matches that showed several different takedowns and pinning combinations. The first a 19-5 major decision and the second a first period fall in 1:27. He now leads the team with a 17-14 record with 31 takedowns, 9 pins, 3 major decisions and 2 technical falls.
Brendan Ortiz (145) and Riley Horning (170) split the evening 1-1 while Reggie Bouchonville lost two hard fought decisions.
Reggie Bouchonville, wrestling in his third event this season, is slowly getting back into midseason conditioning, after missing the first half of the season with an injury. He lost a 13-6 and a 11-2 decision
Ortiz won his first match with a quick takedown and then a pin in 54 seconds. He has 19 takedowns and has the most pins with 10.
Horning used his cradle to earn 6 near fall points and held his opponent on his back for over a minute, to earn a 10-2 major decision in the first match. He then lost a heart breaker in OT. Trailing 2-0 in the third period, Horning tied the score with a reversal. He sent the match into OT when he couldn’t get a near fall count with his cradle. In OT, he lost by a pin when he was taken down to his back.
The final two Patriot Athletic Conference events of the season will take place at Brookside High School. The first is a double dual this Thursday starting at 6:00. The PAC Championships will be held on Saturday, February 4, starting at 10:00 am.