Truckee wrestling: Waters earns No. 1 ranking in 3A
Truckee’s top wrestler continues to manhandle his competition.
Senior Bobby Waters finished 3-1 after wrestling into the final match of the mostly 4A Douglas High School Tournament this past Saturday, pushing his league record to 24-2.
Waters, who entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed, also is ranked No. 1 in the 3A at 152 pounds.
At Douglas the senior team captain pinned his first two opponents in dominant fashion before the semifinal match. After falling behind by two points, Waters got a reversal to pin his opponent and set up a finals match with Bishop Manogue’s Gary Albright.
All eyes were on the featured match between Waters and Albright ” about 1,000 people total.
Waters trailed 2-0 before giving up a near-fall, putting him down 4-0. In the second period Waters scored a reversal to cut the lead in half, 2-4. He then tried some moves that he doesn’t use often that cost him two more points. He lost 6-2.
Truckee junior Ricky Cooper was seeded second in the tournament and wrestled DeBraga from Fallon for his first match. Cooper was surprised and pinned in the third period, putting him in the far side of the consolation bracket. Wrestled with his back to the wall, Cooper pinned his next three opponents to put him in the semifinal consolations against DeBraga once again.
Cooper, giving a tougher match, lost 11-4, putting him in the top five of the tournament. His record is 19-4 overall.
Truckee will compete Friday and Saturday against more than 50 schools from California, Nevada and Oregon in the Northern California Championships at Anderson High School. The tournament will feature a 64-man bracket. Truckee will bring the following squad to compete:
Weight, Year, Wrestler, Record
103 Fr. Steven Baker 10-10
112 Jr. Ricky Cooper 19-4
119 Jr. Scott Koper 3-3
125 Fr. Alex Malo 4-7
130 Jr. Kyle Mullen 12-4
135 Fr. Max Collinson 6-1
140 Fr. Ty Englert 2-3
145 So. Dustin Gwerder 10-7
152 Sr. Bobby Waters 24-2
160 Fr. Carlos Ramirez 11-7
171 Sr. Sal Tejeda 3-3
189 Fr. Tyler Cavaness 7-4
215 So. Brandon Johnson 0-0
285 Fr. Jack Hodges 5-7
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