Waters places second at Fernley tourney
Sophomore Bobby Waters led the Truckee High wrestling team with a second-place showing in the Fernley Tournament last Friday and Saturday.
Waters, who competes at 135 pounds, went 3-1 in the tournament and defeated two wrestlers who had beaten him in the past.
“The difference in Bobby right now is on his feet,” said Truckee coach James Curtis. “He has made a turnaround in the way he is attacking on his feet.”
Waters, who was seeded sixth, pinned his first opponent, Ray King of Dayton, in the second period. His second match was against Kyle Kester of Battle Mountain, whom he lost to last year. Not this time, however, as Waters won by decision, 8-1. In the semifinal the sophomore won another decision by a count of 8-3 over Matt Bevington of Yerington, whom Waters had also lost to earlier this year.
In the final match Waters squared off against Eddie Sorgani of McQueen and lost by pin to earn second place, his best result in two years of wrestling at the high school level. Waters is leading the team with 24 wins.
No other Truckee wrestler placed in the Fernley Tournament.
Senior Tim Curtis went 3-2 competing in the 160-pound weight class for the first time this year.
“He lost too much weight in too short of a time and was too weak to really be competing competitively,” said Truckee head coach Ron Curtis. “He will do much better next week having time to adjust to the lower weight to get stronger. His goal was to get down to the weight to compete in the more competitive weight class; there are a number of good wrestlers there.”
Nick Krasensky, Robert Raber and Kyle Mullen also scored wins in the tournament before being bumped out.
This week the team travels to Fernley again to compete in the league’s divisional duals.
“This is typically our hardest weekend of the year,” said assistant coach Marcus Waters. “Every match means so much for next week’s tournament; every match is had fought.”
Wrestler Weight W L Place
Kyle Mullen 119 1 2 DNP
Bobby Waters 135 3 1 2nd
Nick Krasensky 145 2 2 DNP
Robert Raber 152 2 2 DNP
Tim Curtis 160 3 2 DNP