2018-19 Cimarron-Memorial Wrestling Capsule


Head coach: Mike Garcia, 25th season

Returning lettermen: Ten

Top wrestlers: Daniel Rodriguez (Sr.), Nathaniel Rodrigues (Sr.), Amado Castellon (So.), Matthew Rodgers (Jr.), Adrian Alonso (Sr.)

Outlook: Coming off a Sunset Region championship and a fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state meet, the Spartans return 10 lettermen.

Daniel Rodriguez, who likely will wrestle at 152 pounds, finished third at 138 pounds in last year’s state meet and is hoping to be a four-time state qualifier. Nathaniel Rodriguez (138) was the state runner-up at 132 last year, and Castellon (145) finished second in the state at 145.

Cimarron also should get a boost from Rodgers (160 or 170), a transfer from Mojave where he placed third in the Class 3A state meet, and Alonso (220 or 285), a state qualifier at 220 last year.

“We expect to be a very good team by the end of the year,” Garcia said. “There is a good mix of newcomers and veterans that should provide a solid framework for development.

“We have definite leadership as well as work ethic. It should be a fun year.”

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