Colton wrestlers get big pins against Rim of the World

Team loses league match 48-33 to Rim, but several wrestlers earned quality wins on the mat


Anna Garcia

Eddie Marquez gets ready to throw his opponent to the mat during the match. Marquez won by pin in the second period.

Colton, CA—The Hubbs Gym was raucous last night as Colton High faced off in its final home wrestling meet of the season against Rim of the World’s Flying Scots. Several Yellowjackets posted big wins, but ultimately the more experienced Scots won the meet, 48-33.

In addition to the meet, wrestling celebrated its Seniors in a Senior Night celebration. Eleven Yellowjackets were honored, escorted onto the Hubbs floor by family and friends to receive flowers, and pose for photos as Athletic Director Michael Reh shared fun information about each.

Seniors honored were: Andrew Alvarez, Myles Garza, Jonathan Hernandez, Eddie Marquez, Daniel Montes, team manager Layla Negrete, Ricardo Ochoa, Jose Ramirez, Ashton Russell, Abeal Sanchez, and Mark Venegas.

On the mat, notable victories went to Elias Velasquez, who won by decision in his 106-lb. match against Rim’s Jack Espinoza. The freshman was excited by his third win of the season.

Eddie Marquez pinned his opponent from Rim in the second period of their 126-lb. match, which led to some controversy as the Scot’s head coach believed the pin came via an illegal move by Marquez. The official ruled in Colton’s favor, giving Marquez the win.

“I had a lot of practice leading up to this,” Marquez said. “I came in confident.”

In addition to Marquez and Velasquez, pins were also achieved by Aidan Arroyo (120-lb.), Jose Ramirez (132-lb.), Daniel Montes (152-lb.), and Santino Zamora (220-lb.). After his victory, Arroyo stood proud in front of the crowd, flexing his muscles. “I just worked with the flow,” Arroyo said.

Coach Andrew Castro was proud of his boys and their efforts in this match. “We fought hard tonight,” he said.

Colton’s season continues on Jan. 26 when they travel to Bloomington High for their annual showdown against the Bruins.


Varsity Boys lose to Rim of the World, 48-33

106 Weight Class
Elias Velasquez (CHS) defeats Jack Espinoza (RWHS) by decision, 8-2

113 Weight Class
Joshue Jimenez (CHS) defeated by Joel Jackson (RWHS) by pin

120 Weight Class
Aidan Arroyo (CHS) defeats Nathan Scott (RWHS) by pin

126 Weight Class
Eddie Marquez (CHS) defeats James (RWHS) by pin

132 Weight Class
Jose Ramirez (CHS) defeats by Domie O. (RWHS) by pin

138 Weight Class
Cesar Loera (CHS) defeated by Cristian G. (RWHS) by pin

145 Weight Class
Ashton Russell (CHS) defeated by Justic Stewart (RWHS) by pin

152 Weight Class
Daniel Montes (CHS) defeats by Vandal Loya (RWHS) by pin

160 Weight Class
Daniel Vega (CHS) defeated by Hunter Maldonado (RWHS) by pin

170 Weight Class
Jonathan Hernandez (CHS) defeated by Roman Loya (RWHS) by pin

182 Weight Class
Abeal Sanchez (CHS) defeated by Cody South (RWHS) by pin

195 Weight Class
Andrew Alvarado (CHS) defeated by Wes West (RWHS) by pin

220 Weight Class
Santino Zamora (CHS) defeats Alex Martinez (RWHS) by pin

285 Weight Class
Ricardo Ochoa (CHS) defeated by Conner Kendrick (RWHS) by pin