Truckee wrestling shuts down Incline, Quincy
On Wednesday night, in a non-league matchup versus Incline and Quincy high schools, the Truckee Wolverines wrestling squad earned victories in both duals.
Truckee won by a margin of 50-12 over Incline and beat Quincy 35-21.
In the most compelling matchup of the night, Truckee’s Buck Claesson, undefeated so far this season, squared off against Incline’s Arturo Fragoso in the 125-pound weight class. It was Claesson’s third match against Fragoso in the young season, and they have all been challenging matches for Claesson.
Claesson, a defending state champion, has earned victories over Fragoso by scores of 19-10, 10-7, and on Wednesday night, 19-9. At one point in the match, Claesson took a hard fall out of bounds, forcing him to take an injury time-out. Claesson was shaken up, but he battled back to earn the victory.
Claesson scored two 2-point takedowns, a 3-point nearfall and a 2-point reversal to Fragoso’s 2-point reversal and one escape in the first period. In the second period, Fragoso fought to keep his shoulders off the mat by executing an escape and a 2-point takedown, but Claesson stayed strong, scoring two 2-point reversals.
Going into the third period, fatigue on the faces of each wrestler was obvious, but both stayed strong and fought off the pin. Fragoso scored a 1-point takedown and an escape, but Claesson continued to rack up the moves, executing a 2-point reversal, 2-point nearfall and a 2-point takedown. When time expired in the third period, Claesson was victorious.
Other top performers for the Wolverines were Clayton Acuff, Tim Curtis, Marcus Waters and Nathan Wrenn, who all went 2-0 on the night. Curtis is now 15-4 on the season, and Waters is 16-3.
Jesse Jones fought hard in a match against a Quincy wrestler, in which action was halted on several occasions because Jones was bleeding from his nose. Jones continued with a piece of cloth balled up in one of his nostrils, but he ended up losing the match.
Truckee could not present a full squad, and it has still not reached its potential in strength as a team.
“Some kids are just getting back from vacation,” said assistant coach Ron Curtis. “Some are still ill, and a couple are out with grade issues.”
Truckee travels to Sparks this weekend for tournament action and then returns home on Wednesday for its first league matchup against Reed High School and Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, starting at 4 p.m.
Wendy Lautner of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza contributed to this article.
2003-2004 Truckee High School wrestling results
Class Wrestler Yr W – L W – L
103 Clayton Acuff 9 2 – 0 2 – 2
125 Buck Claesson 11 2 – 0 18 – 0
130 Tim Curtis 9 2 – 0 15 – 4
135 Jesse Jones 10 1 – 1 2 – 6
152 Marcus Waters 12 2 – 0 16 -3
160 Nathan Wrenn 11 2 – 0 12 – 6
171 Shane Wright 12 2 – 2 7 – 1
189 Steve Whitten 10 1 – 1 3 – 5
275 Chris Hobart 10 1 – 1 1 – 2