Portillo twins wrestle each other in UNK dual with Grand View

Local4 News at Ten Saturday
Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 11:24 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2022 at 11:25 PM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Josh and Justin Portillo wanted a dual meet between their respective college wrestling programs scheduled since they enrolled in their schools.

Josh, a senior a UNK, and Justin, a senior at Grand View, finally got to see what each other’s teams were made of when the Lopers hosted the Vikings on Saturday at the Health and Sports Center.

“We’ve always talked about who would win a dual between these two teams. It’s kind of been a dream of ours since our freshman year to make this happen and get these two really good teams together,” Josh said.

The dual came down to the final match: The 125-pound battle between the Portillo twins.

Grand View held a narrow advantage on the overall scorecard. The individual bout would go to overtime, with Josh winning the battle for the Lopers, but his efforts fell short in the overall match as UNK fell 19-18.

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