Wrestling notches historic win over Liberty

For the first time in school history, the Heritage wrestling team earned a dual meet victory over Liberty, a longtime section and league powerhouse in the sport.  The Patriots clinched a 40-36 victory over the Lions on Wednesday night when sophomore Hunter Holguin earned a major decision victory in the 111-pound weight class, giving Heritage an insurmountable lead at that point.

One of the key victories for the Patriots was obtained by junior Joseph Hurtado, who trailed in the third round of his match before reversing his opponent and finishing his match with a pin.  Heritage led 18-12 going into Hurtado’s match, and it appeared as if the Lions were going to cut the lead to three points, but instead his pin gave the Patriots a 24-12 advantage, and they built upon that when Alex Peterson earned a win by forfeit and Sebastian Davis pinned his opponent in the 285-pound weight class for a 36-18 lead.

Ronald Jackson and Caleb Waller also won by pin earlier in the match, while senior Harrison Garcia notched a big victory early.