The Bradshaw Mountain High varsity wrestling Bears traveled to Kingman for a dual meet this past Wednesday. The host Bulldogs got the 52-24 victory.
"It was a tough dual against a Kingman team made up of mostly seniors, but the Bears held their own," Bradshaw head coach Gordon Cobb said.
Three Bears won their matches by pin - one in his first-ever varsity appearance.
Freshman Brian Stolz, wrestling in the 106-pound weight class, senior Zack Steck, at 138, and junior Kevin Alderidge, 120, competing at the varsity level for the first time, felled their opponents.
The other two wins came by forfeit.
Junior varsity wrestlers PJ Sturgis and Travis Oxford also recorded pins.
"Our losses are a good reminder that in wrestling you must stay in position to score 100 percent of the time," Cobb said. "We lost the battle in position tonight, but in every loss was the key to a future success. Bradshaw continues to see improvements."
Bradshaw Mountain played host to eight teams from around the state at its annual JV Open Tournament Saturday.
Both JV and varsity teams will meet the Vikings at Phoenix Sunnyslope tomorrow at 5 p.m. Their next competition occurs Jan. 4 and 5 at Prescott Valley's Tim's Toyota Center for the Mile High Tournament.