Three Truckee wrestlers sweep matches at Fernley
In a dual meet at Fernley High School on Dec. 8, Truckee wrestler Clayton Acuff turned in a dominant performance, pinning all of his 103-pound opponents in the first period.
Even though he was fighting a few injuries, the total amount of wrestling time in all three matches was two minutes and 33 seconds, said head coach Ron Curtis.
“Clayton’s shoulder and back have been hurting, but he felt good enough to wrestle last night,” Curtis said on Thursday.
Truckee seniors Buck Claesson (135) and Nathan Wrenn (171) also won all three of their matches. They were especially dominate on their feet, Curtis said, winning three matches between them by technical fall (15 points over opponent). Both Claesson and Wrenn, who lead the squad with five wins each, are working on new skills to improve their wrestling technique.
About Wrenn, Curtis said, “His conditioning is getting better, being that he came in late from football. He understands his weaknesses and has been working on them in the practice room.”
Wrenn, now competing in the 171-pound class, will possibly try to make it down to 160 before season’s end.
Sophomore Tim Curtis (160), still wrestling in a class 30 pounds heavier than last season, recovered from a tough loss to Silver Stage’s Tyler Reid to go 2-1 in the dual.
“He came back after the loss and beat a really tough wrestler,” said coach Curtis. “He just has to learn to wrestle with the same intensity (every match). It’s just a maturity thing, being that he is a sophomore.”
Steve Whitten lost his only official match Mik Tachera of Fernley, but he is wrestling better than his record shows, Curtis said.
“He has been too anxious lately, particularly on his feet,” he said. “He’s been rushing his takedowns as opposed to being a bit more patient. He needs to wait until he gets what he wants in his tie-ups and keep fighting for the inside control.”
Curtis was pleased with the individual effort because the Wolverines defeated each team in head-to-head, actual matches; but Truckee lost to each team in overall scoring, due to forfeiting weight classes.
-@ Fernley, Dec. 8
Teams: Fernley, Tonapah, Silver Stage and Truckee
Wt. Wrestler Dual W-L Season W-L
-103 Clayton Acuff 3-0 4-0
vs. Zach Bench of Fernley: W, pin
vs. Thomas Lane of Silver Stage: W, pin
vs. Kerin McElroy of Tonapah: W, pin
-135 Buck Claesson 3-0 5-1
vs. Lannan Ryan of Fernley: W, pin
vs. David Ward of Silver Stage: W, Technical Fall, 16-1
vs. Guy Wagner of Tonapah: W, Technical Fall, 21-3
-160 Tim Curtis 2-1 4-2
vs. Tim Dufour of Fernley: W, pin
vs. Tyler Reid of Silver Stage: L, pin
vs. Duffy Otteson of Tonapah: W, by pin
-171 Nathan Wrenn 3-0 5-2
vs. Brian Nelson of Fernley: W, pin
vs. Marvin Smith of Silver Stage: W, Technical Fall, 21-6
vs. Tonapah: W, forfeit
-189 Steve Whitten 2-1 2-3
vs. Mik Tachera of Fernley: L, fall
vs. Silver Stage: W, forfeit
vs. Tonapah: W, forfeit