HOLTVILLE — The Holtville and Calexico high school duel wrestling meet here Wednesday turned out to be nothing more than a glorified exhibition as only six of 14 weight classes were contested.
The Bulldogs won four of the six contests and took a 54-30 victory.
Calexico coach Jose Jimenez said what hurt the Vikings' chances of making the meet competitive was five forfeits.
"Their empty spots is really what killed them. But that's also what helped us," said Jimenez. "I really think we wrestled well, but this was more of an exhibition than anything."
Holtville wrestled Calexico to a 12-12 tie through four matches, but the Bulldogs outscored Holtville 42-18 from that point.
Jonathan Velasco gave Holtville a 12-6 lead as he pinned Frank Taurel at the 3-minute, 3-second point of their 119-pound contest. That followed a walkover win from the Vikings' Cody Acosta (103) and the Bulldogs' Esteban Jimenez (112) pinning Colt Synder at 1:56.