A group of Douglas County middle school wrestlers returned home Saturday with a combined total of nine gold medals from the Tah-Neva Zone qualifier in Carson City.
Five eighth graders and four seventh graders won championships in their weight classes for the combined group representing Carson Valley and Pau-Wa-Lu middle schools.
The list of eighth grade champions included Andrew Williams in the 95-pound weight class, Sebastian Ramirez at 115 pounds, Mason Melhus at 125 pounds, Leo Delgado-Triglia at 135 pounds and Blake Murray at 160 pounds.
Other team members who earned medals were Kaya Wilson, who lost to Williams to place second in the 95-pound weight class; while 140-pounder Noah Marabales and 160-pounder Tristan Futch both emerged as third-place finishers.
Meanwhile, the Douglas seventh graders had four champions crowned: Sam Whilden in the 105-pound weight class, Jon Sloan at 110 pounds, Nathen Cruz at 120 pounds and Alex Rice at 145 pounds.
Tyler Strohmaier captured second-place in the 135-pound weight class, Shane Trivitt took third at 100 pounds and Chad Singer placed fourth at 145-pounds.
The Douglas wrestlers now move on to compete Saturday in Fallon at the Tah-Neva Championships. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. at Churchill County Middle School.