W. Wrestling: Falcons capture title of the Leader of the Pack Tournament

The Falcons placed first at the Leader of the Pack Tournament
The Falcons placed first at the Leader of the Pack Tournament

Competing in the Leader of the Pack Tournament at East Los Angeles College on Saturday, the Cerritos College women's wrestling team won four weight classes to come away with the championship. The Falcons, who compiled 191.5 team points, easily outdistanced the host Huskies, who tied with Mt. San Antonio College for second place with 105 team points. The team will now travel to Northern California this weekend to take on Sacramento City College in a dual meet on Friday and then compete in the Sac City Tournament on Saturday.

Remaining undefeated on the year, freshman 148-pound Aine Drury (Westminster HS) defeated three opponents to win her weight classification. She recorded pins in all three matches, which included a win in :44 seconds against Tiana Dixon of Sacramento City, Rosa Espinoza of Santa Ana College in :28 seconds and capped off the day with a pin over Mt. SAC's Hailey Espinoza in 1:42.

Another Falcon who needed just two wins to come in first place was freshman Nile Jernigan (Cerritos HS) at 180 pounds. After a pin in 1:36 in her first match, she defeated teammate Natalie Resendiz (El Toro HS) by major decision, 16-4. The was the only loss for Resindez, who came in second place.

At 102 pounds, freshman Jessica Hong (Western HS) was only faced with taking on Alexis Hazelton of Sacramento City twice, as they were the only two entries. Hong pinned Hazelton in :12 seconds the first time and then in 1:12 in their second meeting. The final wrestler to win their weight classification was freshman 116-pound Alyssa Rodriguez (Mayfair HS). She also pinned all three opponents and needed :40 seconds to finish off Jordan Tordilla of Arizona State University and :23 seconds to pin Kristen Ravelo of Santa Ana. In the finals, Rodriguez pinned Miya Galvan of East LA in 2:39.

At 220 pounds, freshman Arianna Renteria finished in second place when she won two of her three matches, while freshman 136-pound Jaylene Martinez (Whittier HS) and 148-pound freshman Isabel Guerrero (Warren HS) each placed third in their respective weight classes.