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Truckee trio represents wrestling team

Provided to the SunDillon Crosby, Bobby Waters and Robert Raber (left to right) smile with the medals they won at the Lovelock Tournament. Crosby and Raber placed second in their weight division while Waters earned his first championship crown.
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Three Truckee High wrestlers scrapped and pinned their way to the finals of the Lovelock Tournament on Dec. 22.

Junior Bobby Waters, a No. 2 seed, went the distance and was crowned champion of the 145-pound weight class.

Waters pinned his first opponent, Reichman of Galena, before defeating Henroid of Lowry 11-9 in the semifinals. Waters then pinned No 1-seeded Ward of Spring Creek in 45 seconds to earn the first championship crown of his high school career.



Junior Robert Raber, wrestling in the 160-pound weight class, pinned his first opponent, Shepard of McQueen, before pinning Heck of Fallon to advance to the semifinal match. Raber then lost in the semifinal to Grant of Lowry to earn second place in the tournament.

Truckee’s Dillon Crosby, also a junior, made quick work of his first two opponents, Ishii of Galena and Carmen of Hug, in the 215-pound weight class. Crosby was pinned in the final by Price of Hug to give him second place.



Waters has a 13-2 record on the season. Raber is 12-4 and Crosby 10-3.

The Wolverines took seven wrestlers to the ROP Winter Games Tournament on Dec. 18.

Even though Truckee was out-manned by most teams, the Wolverines beat Tonopah 29-27 before going on to narrowly lose to Sparks by a count of 36-30 and Lovelock 42-36. Truckee also lost to ROP, 48-26, but won three of four head-to-head matches.

For the day, Ricky Cooper (112 pounds) went 2-2. Scott Koper (103 pounds) was 1-2, Kyle Mullen (125 pounds) 3-1, Waters (152 pounds) 4-0, Raber (160 pounds) 4-0, Alex Engler (160 pounds) 2-1, and Crosby (215 pounds) 3-0.

Truckee competes in the Douglas Tournament in Minden Saturday at 7 a.m.


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