Rio Rico High School brought its wrestling program into the open air on Tuesday, when the Hawks hosted the three-team “Rio Rumble” meet outdoors at the school football field.

The event began with the Sahuarita Mustangs eking out a win over the Mesa Jackrabbits.

Then it was the Hawks’ turn to take the mat. They fell to both Mesa and Sahuarita, with a highlight coming in the 285-pound matchup with Mesa, when Jesse Octavio pinned his opponent with 24 seconds remaining in the third period.

Joshua Hernandez also won via pin in a junior varsity match against Sahuarita.

Rio Rico next competes on Dec. 1 at Florence. Their next home meet is set for Dec. 15 against St. Augustine, starting at 3:30 p.m.

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