Wrestlers Pin Opponents

Hekmat Naeemi prepares to pin his opponent in a file photo from and earlier contest.
Hekmat Naeemi prepares to pin his opponent in a file photo from and earlier contest.

It took a little over a half hour of wrestling for Whitman to win their home opener on Thursday evening against Deer Park. With an unprecedented 9 pins recorded, 6 of which were by Whitman wrestlers, the usual 90 minutes of regulation time was completed in approximately 36 minutes. Whitman sophomore John Rocks pinned his opponent in 1:04; Joe Calderone matched his teammate, pinning his opponent in 1:04; Hekmat Naeemi recorded a pin at the 2:53 mark; and Jamal Ahmed, wrestling in the 138-lb weight class, pinned his opponent in just 1 minute. Terrell Legros recorded a pin in 1:22 minutes of mat time, while teammate Fati Harris recorded the quickest pin in a mere :32 seconds. Josh Roiland won a decision 6-4; and Kevin Figueroa won on a technical foul, to give Whitman a final 50-24 victory.