The Garden City Buffaloes wrestling team opened its 2017-18 season on a successful note Friday by winning all three of its dual matches at the Battle of the Best in Pine Creek, Colo.
The Buffs opened with a 43-24 victory over Centauri, Colo., then edged Mesa Ridge, Colo., 40-31, and closed out the first day with a 54-30 triumph over Mountain View, Colo.
Saturday’s final day of matches will begin at 9 a.m. and the Buffs are slated to wrestle at least three more matches.
Defending state champion sophomore Jacob Holt won all three of his individual matches at 120 pounds, earning a pair of falls and one major decision. Freshman Steven Sellers also claimed three wins, one via a fall, one by technical fall and another by a major decision.
Another lower weight wrestler, 113-pounder Diago Hernandez also went 3-0, earning two falls and another by decision. Josh Janas had a pair of wins and then a forfeit at 126 pounds.
Alex Rodriguez had a strong outing at 170 pounds, claiming two wins via falls.