Daily Leader staff report
The Liberal Redskins finished second at the Tascosa Wrestling Tournament, dropping the title dual to Altus, Okla.
Liberal earned five wins at the event before losing the final match.
The Redskins opened with a 49-36 win over Hereford and then dismantled Borger, 54-33.
The Redskins dominated Vernon, Texas, 81-6 to round out the first day of the tournament at a perfect 3-0.
On Day 2, Liberal defeated Robertson, N.M., 52-19, and then knocked off host Tascosa 57-28.
In the finals, Liberal struggled to a 60-13 loss to Altus.
“The guys wrestled pretty well except the match with Altus,” Liberal coach Mike Pewthers said. “I was a little disappointed because we were close in about five or six matches and lost.”
Pewthers might have had mixed emotions in the loss since Altus is his alma mater.
Dalton Rutledge turned in a 4-2 record at the tournament with four pins in the 112-pound weight class.
Adrian Salas went 5-1 with four pins at 119 pounds.
In the 125-pound division, Corey Campos went 3-3 with a pin.
Jovanni Gonzales went 2-4 at the 130-pound weight class and earned two pins.
In the 135-pound class, Adebayo Braimah went 5-1 with three pins.
Isaac Gallegos turned in a 3-3 performance with two pins at the 140-pound weight class.
At 145, Enrique Avila went 3-2 and earned a pin.
Austen Pitts had a 4-2 outing at 152 pounds and collected two pins.
At 160, Carlos Rodriguez had a perfect 6-0 record including two pins.
Moises Andrade split at 3-3 with a pin at 171 pounds.
Tanner Montoya finished 4-2 with a pin in the 180-pound weight class.
Justin McPhail went 6-0 with three pins at 189 pounds.
Devon Davis went 4-2 with two pins at 215, and Akele Powdrill turned in a 4-2 finish at the heavyweight division.