Topper Wrestling Team Hosts Rio Rancho In Dual Meet 

Joe Archuleta pinned his opponent, Elijah Pineau in the 170-weight class. Photo by John McHale/

Senior Damian Gonzales won his match 4-1 against Ventura Velasquez in the 138-weight class. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos High School Topper Wrestling Team hosted the Rio Rancho Rams in a dual meet Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium.

The team had a good showing, and the wrestlers did well in their weight classes, but the Toppers did not have wrestlers in all of the weight classes, which led to their loss to the Rams.

Seniors recognized before the match:

  • Aspen Deherrera;
  • Alex Chaves;
  • Damian Gonzales;
  • Mateo Martinez; and
  • Damian Garcia.

The next meet is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Española.

Mateo Martinez wrestled Gage Victor in 182-weight class and won 13-11. Photo by John McHale/

Jade Blackheart wrestled in the 145-weight class and lost 4-8 to Natalie Orona. The Toppers have a women’s  program coached by Emily Tew. Photo by John McHale/

Teke Nieto won his match with Darius Gregory 11-7 in the 195-weight class. Photo by John McHale/