Truckee wrestling: Wolverines win dual against Incline |

Truckee wrestling: Wolverines win dual against Incline

Sylas Wright
Sierra Sun
Sylas Wright/Sierra SunTruckee senior Ricky Cooper spins on Incline's Jesus Hernandez during Tuesday's dual. Cooper, at 119 pounds, pinned Hernandez in overtime. For more photos from Tuesday's action, go to

TRUCKEE and#8212; The Truckee wrestling team upset visiting Incline, 48-36, in a nonleague dual Tuesday.

and#8220;Incline is the defending (2A) state champs, so that was pretty impressive,and#8221; said Truckee head coach Danny Curtis, whose Wolverines lost in a dual at Incline last month. and#8220;Our young guys pulled through to get us the win.and#8221;

The coach was referring to freshman Matt Baumann, who pinned Incline’s Irvin Perez-Gomez in a 189-pound match, and junior Alex Engler, who pinned Alfredo Perez in a battle of 215-pounders.

and#8220;They both surprised the heck out of us,and#8221; said Truckee coach Ron Curtis. and#8220;I think that’s what won the match for us.and#8221;

In addition to the key wins by Engler and Baumann, Truckee junior captain Ricky Cooper defeated Jesus Hernandez by pin in overtime of an exciting, back-and-forth match at 119 pounds. With the win Cooper, who’s ranked second in the state in his weight class, improved to 14-2 on the season.

Ranked third in the state at 135 pounds, Truckee senior Kyle Mullen defeated Sean Fox handily in his match to improve to 11-3 on the year, while junior Dustin Gwerder improved to 17-3 with a pin against Miguel Portillo in a 152-pound match. Gwerder is ranked fifth in the state.

Truckee freshman Javier Virrey pinned Enrique Parra at 145 pounds to improve to 12-3, while sophomore Carlos Ramirez pinned Alfredo Parra at 160 pounds. Ramirez is now 8-1 and ranked eighth in the state; Virrey is 12-3 and ranked 11th.

Tyler Curtis (11-10, ranked 14th) also picked up a win for the Wolverines by forfeit, while Steven Baker (7-6, ranked fifth) lost to a tough Cody Feliciano in a 112-pound battle. Justin Carter and Cody Neill also wrestled against the Highlanders.

and#8220;Truckee just took it to us (Tuesday),and#8221; said Incline head coach Jeremy Reichert. and#8220;They were the better team.and#8221;

Truckee 48, Incline 36

112 and#8212; Cody Feliciano (IHS) def. Steven Baker (THS)

119 and#8212; Ricky Cooper (THS) def. Jesus Hernandez (IHS)

125 and#8212; Tyler Curtis (THS) wins by forfeit

130 and#8212; Moises Navarro (IHS) def. Justin Carter (THS)

135 and#8212; Kyle Mullen (THS) def. Sean Fox (IHS)

140 and#8212; Jimmy Markman (IHS) def. Cody Neill (THS)

145 and#8212; Javier Virrey (THS) def. Enrique Parra (IHS)

152 and#8212; Dustin Gwerder (THS) def. Miguel Portillo (IHS)

160 and#8212; Carlos Ramirez (THS) def. Alfredo Parra (IHS)

171 and#8212; Thomas Annese (IHS) wins by forfeit

189 and#8212; Alex Engler (THS) def. Alfredo Perez (IHS)

215 and#8212; Matt Baumann (THS) def. Irvin Perez-Gomez (IHS)

Heavyweight and#8212; Jordan Cronin (IHS) wins by forfeit

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