Truckee wrestling: Wolverines surprise 4A
The Wolverines showed up to Wooster ready to wrestle Wednesday. It showed on the mat as Truckee routed the host team and South Tahoe by a combined score of 90-61.
“It feels good to start the season on a winning note,” said Truckee junior Ricky Cooper.
In the end the Wolverines outscored Wooster 42-28 and South Tahoe 48-33.
Against Wooster, Truckee captain Bobby Waters wasted little time viciously throwing his opponent to the mat. In clear control, Waters put his opponent to his back for a third time to finish him off with a pin in the first period.
Truckee’s dual against South Tahoe was not much different. Truckee junior Kyle Mullen started things off in the 140-pound class, taking down his opponent several times before pinning him in the first period.
After Waters and freshman Carlos Ramirez pinned their opponents, Truckee led 30-6 entering captain Dylan Crosby’s match. Crosby pinned his opponent in 19 seconds, giving the Wolverines a 30-point lead.
Cooper and freshman Steven Baker added two more pins for Truckee, which is entering Saturday’s Yerington Dual tournament with a 2-0 record and confidence on its side.
“We are looking to have a good fight this weekend,” Crosby said. “It’s just the beginning, and the two wins are just a stepping stone to the championships.”
Truckee’s JV squad led by freshmen Stein Retzlaff and Jose Vidaca beat Wooster 54-0 and South Tahoe 36-25. The JVs will compete in the Hug High School in a takedown tournament on Saturday.
Go to http://www.truckeewrestling.com for up-to-date information about the 2008-’09 Wolverines. The Web site includes a team roster and schedule as well as a Hall of Fame page listing the top Truckee wrestlers of all time statistically.