The Melba Mustangs competed in just eight weight classes against the Payette Pirates at Payette Tuesday, Dec. 11, but it was enough to score an easy win.
Melba came away with a huge team win, 47-12, due to double-forfeits in five weight classes. Neither team had wrestlers in the 98-, 106-, 126-, 160- and 220-pound weight classes.
Payette’s Ryan Higley won by forfeit in the 285 weight class, while Melba’s DJ Todd received an equal six forfeit points for 152 weight class.
Six of the seven Melba wins on the night came by way of pins; the other one by technical fall.
Austin Forsbinder (113 pounds), pinned Elijah Skinner; Cody Svedin (120) pinned Alex Mussel; Cody Jean (132) pinned Mario Dovalina; Blake Perry (138) pinned Brian Heleker; Alex Webb (145) pinned Mark De La Pena; and Troy Richardson (182) pinned Tim Jewkes.
Fabian Medrano got Melba’s other win, posting a technical fall against Payette’s Mike Molina at 195 pounds.