Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Mustangs Edge Out Rams, 35-33.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

West Mesa Finishes District Undefeated

West Mesa High School heavyweight wrestler Joe Cruz was on his back, his shoulder blade about as close as it could be to the mat without it actually being stuck there.

On top of him, Rio Rancho's determined sophomore, Joe Quesada knew he had to pin Cruz if the Rams were to beat West Mesa on Friday night.

Quesada grimaced, looking for leverage and a pin. Cruz squirmed, looking for an exit.

"I was nervous," Cruz admitted afterward. "I was just trying to get out of there."

When the senior rolled over onto his stomach, Quesada earned a near-fall and three points and he captured a 6-3 overtime decision over Cruz. …

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