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Weekend is ‘an eye opener’ for wrestling team

Matt Riddle

At the Fernley Invitational this weekend, the THS wrestling squad learned a lot.

“It was kind of an eye-opener for us,” coach Mike Halket said.

The highest finish was by Buck Claesson in a fourth place.

Marcus Waters (152 lbs.), Claesson (112) and Shane Wright (160) all had good Fridays at the tournament but Saturday was a different story. Waters and Claesson were both undefeated on Friday, but on Saturday, Waters finished 0-3 and Claesson went 1-2.

This weekend, the team will be at Rite of Passage for divisional duals, where all the Northern 3A schools gather.

“The outlook here is that Buck (Claesson) has a very tough match with a kid from Spring Creek,” Halket said.

Waters has a tough road as well.

“Marcus can beat those kids,” Halket said. “He could do it if he has a heck of a day.”

Southern 3A will be there as well.

“We haven’t seen anyone from Moapa (Valley) and Boulder City,” he said.

Two weeks ago, the team got two additions. Lupe Lopez came back after rehabbing a football injury and Nathan Wrenn wrestled last year, didn’t come out in the fall, but came out after all.

“Nathan’s not as practiced as Daniel (Ballou), but he’s only been practicing for two weeks,” Halket said.