This week’s triangular wrestling meet at Rio Rancho High featured a most exclusive lineup.
The three 2008 state champion wrestling teams — Class 5A Rio Rancho, Class 4A Belen and Class 1A-3A Robertson — met in head-to-head duals.
Unlike the other two schools, however, the Cardinals fielded only eight of 14 weight classes, with several grapplers out due to illness.
Rio swept both foes, beating Robertson 56-15 and routing Belen 62-11. Belen defeated Robertson 54-21.