Cole Mair grips his opponent’s ankle while trying to take him down Wednesday, Nov. 8. Photo by Ashley Grogan

Lassen College wrestling hosts Sierra Wolverines

Lassen College’s wrestling team welcomed the Sierra College Wolverines to the den Wednesday, Nov. 8 for a set of matches.

The final score was 30-12, Sierra.

Lassen forfeited 24 points due to the thin Cougar roster.

Sierra responded with a forfeit against Tavin Bailey.

Both Jonathan Campos and Cole Mair saw time on the mat as they wrestled for the 174-pound and heavyweight division, respectively.

Campos struggled on the mat against his Wolverine counterpart.

Jonathan Campos keeps a strong grip on his Sierra College opponent Wednesday, Nov. 8. Photo by Ashley Grogan

In the first round, Campos earned two points for a takedown, but a series of reversals and near falls against him caused the score to jump to 10-2, Sierra by the bell.

In the second round, with 1:01 remaining, Campos fell, thus granting Sierra another six team points.

Mair was next on the mat. He started and finished strong with an ultimate pin in the first round.

Mair first earned two points with a takedown after grabbing onto his opponent’s leg and using his weight against him. After an escape made by the Wolverine, Mair had the opportunity for another takedown.

The exchange of escapes and takedowns continued during the first round until the score reached 8-3, Mair. It was then, with 35 seconds remaining until the bell, that Mair pinned his opponent and ended the match.