Wolverine wrestlers dominate schools
Truckee JV wrestlers traveled to Hug High School last week for a tournament against 4A schools. The catch was that Truckee was the only 3A school there.
“I’m sure the 4A schools thought they were going to walk all over us, but just the opposite happened,” said new JV Head Coach Danny Curtis, adding that Truckee had many wrestlers place at the tournament.
That included Truckee’s newest member, freshman Cory Ackerman who went undefeated at 5-0.
“Cory has proven him self as the man to beat,” Curtis said.
Despite feeling ill, Ackerman wrestled to victory over every 4A wrestler in his weight class, including athletes from schools like McQueen, Reno, Hug, Carson and others.
“I paced my self like coach told me and I just happened to come out on top,” said the 130-pound Ackerman.
“I was very impressed with Cory, he has improved a lot since middle school wrestling,” Curtis said. “Cory has a gift in wrestling. I believe he will be a state champion in the near future.”
Another top Truckee prospect is Ricky Cooper, who took home gold as well. Cooper scored 63 points in his last match against McQueen. It was a “takedown tournament,” in which wrestlers score as many points as they can in three minutes.
Sixty-tree were the most in the tournament.
Among the other wrestlers who finished second were Dustin Gwerder, Nathan Tanner, Scott Koper, and Dillon Vance. Others who brought home hardware were Sam Duner, Alex Engler, and Dalton Stevens.
Truckee JV wrestlers will be competing in a tournament at 4A McQueen this Saturday at 9 a.m.