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Alder Creek wrestling: Cougars take fourth at state

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Community Submitted Photo to swright@sierrasun.comThe Alder Creek Middle School wrestling team finished fourth in the state championship last weekend in Yerington.
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The Alder Creek Middle School wrestling team placed fourth in the state championship held in Yerington last weekend.

and#8220;The team wrestled very well,and#8221; said Alder Creek head coach Danny Curtis. and#8220;I am very pleased with the outcome, and still believe this is the hardest-working team I have coached.and#8221;

The Cougars sent a school-record five wrestlers to the finals, where all five finished second in close matches. The five finalist include Dylan Clifton, Cody Tilton, Carl Buschmann and team captains Mitchell Harrity and Spencer Pearson.

Clifton, who leads the team in many statistical categories, has a record of 18-4 and has been in the finals at every tournament this season.

Tilton has a record of 14-5 and has also been in the finals at every tournament. Buschmann has a record of 14-6 and has been in finals at all tournaments but one, where he took third.

Harrity is 18-3 and has been in the finals at all tournaments. He also leads the team in pins. Pearson has a record of 14-3 and has been in finals at all tournaments but one, where he took third. Pearson also has the fastest pin time on the team.

Other state medalists include sixth-grader Bradley VanSchoonhoven, who placed third and finished the season 10-4, team captain Gregory Engler, who placed third at state and finished 16-3, and Lance Bokinskie, who placed fourth at state and earned a first-, second-, third- and fourth-place medal this year.

and#8212; This story was e-mailed to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at swright@sierrasun.com.