Truckee wrestling: Wolverines finish 3-1 in Yerington Dual
Truckee picked up where it left off in the Yerington Dual Tournament this past weekend, finishing 3-1 to boost its overall record to 5-1 ” 3-0 against the 4A.
The Wolverines began the tournament with a 42-18 win over Fallon and followed with a 52-28 loss to traditional power Yerington. Truckee then bounced back to defeat Pershing County (Lovelock) by a score of 40-30 and Yerington’s ‘B’ team by a count of 48-12.
“We were nervous because we didn’t bring our full team,” said Truckee assistant coach Danny Curtis.
The match started at the 119-pound class, where junior Ricky Cooper led off by pinning his opponent in the first period. Truckee didn’t slow down as the rest of the team continued to punish Fallon.-
“It feels good to beat a team without our full team,” said Bobby Waters, Truckee’s senior captain.-
Although Truckee followed with a loss to the host team, the shorthanded Wolverines won most of their matches.-
“If we had our full team we would have beat them,” said Truckee head coach Ron Curtis. “We looked good and I was happy to have done as well as we did.”
Waters pinned his opponent, as did Cooper and Brooks Hudson.
Against Lovelock, Truckee freshman Max Collinson pinned his opponent to help the team earn the win, while Kyle Mullen shot in several times under his opponent and lifted him over his head. Mullen brings fear into wrestlers as he often lifts opponents to the sky.
Waters continued his dominance and pinned his opponent with his legs.
“Bobby Waters proved himself as the best leg rider in the state last year, and teams bring in special defenses to try and counter the attack,” Danny Curtis said. “Waters continues to score and defeat those who come against him.”
Waters leads the Wolverines with a 6-0 record with four pins on the season and three reversals. He’s not the only undefeated Truckee wrestler. Senior Dylan Crosby is 2-0, Cooper 6-0, Collinson 4-0 and Hudson 4-0. Mullen is 5-1.
This weekend’s Reed High School Dual Tournament should be a tough test for the Wolverines, who suffered a couple injuries this week but will still bring a full team to compete. On hand will be six of the top 10 teams in Northern Nevada. Wrestling starts at 9 a.m.
“We have a challenge, but we will be stepping up to it,” Crosby said.
Truckee’s JV team competed in the Hug High School Takedown Tournament last week and brought home a second-place finish from Scott Koper and a third-place finish from freshman Steven Baker. Dillon Vance took fourth and few other placed fifth and sixth. On Saturday the JVs will compete individually at McQueen. Wrestling starts at 9 a.m.
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