Warrior matmen defeat Frogs for season’s first victory

A 36-30 home triumph Dec. 8 against the Guajome Park Academy Frogs gave the Fallbrook High School wrestling team the Warriors’ first victory of the season while also giving Lawrence Jones his first win as Fallbrook’s head coach.

“It was a good feeling,” Jones said.

Wrestling has both individual scores for specific matches and team scores which award three points for a victory by decision, four points for a major decision (a margin of at least eight points), five points for a technical fall (awarded if one wrestler is ahead by 15 points), and six points for a victory by pin or by forfeit if the other team does not field a wrestler in that weight class.

Fallbrook’s victory over Guajome Park included three forfeit wins for the Warriors and three Fallbrook grapplers who pinned their opponent.

Gavin Beckmann pinned his Guajome Park opponent in the first round of the 285-pound match. Curtis Permito pinned his 132-pound counterpart and Lance McNatt won by pin in the 145-pound division.

The three Warriors who won by forfeit when the Frogs did not have a representative in the weight class were 138-pound grappler Samuel Lara, 170-pound wrestler Dylan Livingston, and 220-pound matman John Eastom.

Fallbrook had 10 wrestlers in the Dec. 8 varsity match. The Warriors forfeited the 195-pound bracket, and double forfeits in the 106-pound, 113-pound, and 120-pound divisions occurred since neither the Warriors nor the Frogs had any wrestlers in those weight classes.

The victory over Guajome Park gave Fallbrook a 1-1 season record. The Warriors’ next meet, which will also be Fallbrook’s first road meet of the season, will take place Jan. 5 at Orange Glen High School.

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