Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

West Mesa, Rio Rancho Favored in 1-5A Tourney.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

West Mesa and Rio Rancho head the five-team District 1-5A wrestling meet in Rio Rancho on Saturday.

The Mustangs and Rams enter the tournament as the teams favored to advance to next week's state tournament at La Cueva.

Cibola, Valley and Gallup also are in the field; West Mesa coach Lenny Lovato says those teams have the potential of offsetting the dominance displayed by the Mustangs and Rams during the regular season.

"It balances it out a little more," Lovato said. "What it does, is it lowers your team score."

It also decreases the amount of head-to-head matches between wrestlers of Rio Rancho and West Mesa, Lovato said. …

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