2012 HHSAA Boys Wrestling Finals – 152 Peralta vs Rivera

March 11, 2012 by  
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6 Responses to “2012 HHSAA Boys Wrestling Finals – 152 Peralta vs Rivera”
  1. Anon says:

    Where did Peraltas intensity go?! and I dont get why they called the first 2 when his knees didnt touch the ground and he wasnt broken down?

    • Anonymous says:

      Bryan wrestled a very smart and effective match against Rivera. If you were watching Rivera's earlier matches, he's uncannily funky in neutral and on the bottom. He's actually got great hips and acrobatic ability. Rivera's opponents take a lot of shots that look like sure takedowns, only to find themselves back in neutral or taken down themselves.

      Peralta used his upper body strength expertly to crowd Rivera and take his hips out of the equation in neutral. On bottom, Peralta didn't allow Rivera's hips off the ground or let Rivera get his feet or knees underneath him unless he had him locked up first.

      Great tactical match and playing to his own strengths by Peralta. Rivera kept on frustrating other wrestlers throughout the tournament with his strengths. Peralta just had a sound strategy. And, he was plenty intense in executing it. Clearly Rivera was tough to pin. Just about anyone else in the 152 lbs. weight class would have been pinned by Peralta's mills. Rivera held it off for a good 3/8 of a period.

      • Anonymous says:

        You want to see Rivera's uncanny funk ability? Check out 44 secs. – 47 secs. Peralta has what looks like a sure takedown (against anyone else). But, somehow, Rivera ends up back in neutral.

        Peralta adjusted quick right after that and went to his Russian.

  2. Good says:

    A takedown was called when his hands had weight on the mat. the knee on the ground rule is for freestyle

  3. James says:

    Peralta did an awesome job in controlling he match pace and riding Rivera. At times he made it look rather effortless. It was evident

    Congratulations to Bryan Peralta on his 2nd state title.

  4. M. Lee says:

    It wasn't too surprised that Bryan won his finals match. What did surprise me was how he shutdown Riveras offense and turned the match into a ground game. From watching Riveras previous matches, that was quite a feat to accomplish.

    I did appreciate the sportsmanship that both young men displayed at the end. They represented there schools and coaches well. A+

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