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Truckee wrestling: Wolverines win dual against Incline

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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 www.sierrasun.com/photos.
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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