Wolverines’ wrestlers 4-1 in Division I
The Tahoe-Truckee Wolverines’ wrestling team competed against the Incline Highlanders last Wednesday and after falling behind 24-15, due to three forfeits, came storming back and claimed the win.
Truckee lost their first three matches against Incline and trailed 12-0 when Brian Kendrich came to the mat. Kendrick, after a brief spar, threw down his opponent and pinned him 1:34 seconds into the first period.
Ian Wrenn followed with an overtime win in the 135 pound weight class. Josh Roberts put Truckee ahead after winning by forfeit after being subjected to four illegal holds by his opponent.
The lead was short lived as the Wolverines had to forfeit the next two classes.
Trailing 24-15, James Curtis resumed where the Truckee wrestlers had left off, pinning his opponent six seconds into the second period. Ray Mroczkowski followed suit by pinning the opposition 1:03 seconds in the first period.
Truckee won the next three weight classes by forfeit and claimed a 39-24 win.
Truckee next competed in a tournament where they wrestled the remaining teams in their division.
After losing to Spring Creek, 45-12, the Wolverines managed to defeat Battle Mountain, 40-37, Rite of Passage, 42-39 and Fernley, 47-31. Spring Creek lost to Battle Mountain later in the tournament.
The battle for first is up for grabs.
Jesse Helsdon was perfect at the tournament in the 215 division, calculating four wins, all by pins.
“What I’m pleased with the most is the first year lightweight wrestlers,” Truckee Head Coach Mike Halket said. “Dennis Graham and Mike Acuff are improving a lot. They’re first year wrestlers wrestling at the varsity level and they are doing their job perfectly.”
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