Five Truckee wrestlers take first in Dayton
Although not many competed over the weekend, the few Truckee High School wrestlers that did were successful.
Wolverine wrestler Buck Claesson continued his outstanding season in the 125-pound weight class on Saturday. He won his only two matches on Saturday at the Dayton High School tournament and took first place and upped his record to 16-0.
With what assistant coach Ron Curtis described as a skeleton crew, Truckee managed to take fourth place out of nine as a team. Many competitors were either still vacationing with family or out due to sickness.
In addition to Claesson, Truckee wrestlers Tim Curtis, Scott Rice, Marcus Waters and Nathan Wrenn took first place in their respective classes.
Curtis went 3-0 to take first place in the 130-pound class, improving his overall record to 13-4. Rice (6-9), wrestling in the 145-pound class, went 1-1. Wrestling at 152 pounds, Waters went 2-1 to go 14-3 on the season. Wrenn, at 160, went 2-2 to improve to 10-6.
Shane Wright was seeded first in the 171-pound division, but he did not compete in the tournament because of illness. He was recovering from walking pneumonia and was not strong enough to wrestle.
Truckee competes today at home against Incline High School and Quincy High School, with the possibility of Rite of Passage wrestling, also. Wrestling begins at 4 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday, the Wolverines will wrestle at the Sparks Tournament in Sparks, Nev.