Wrestlers improve in Winnemucca
December 17, 2013
Cody Louk Memorial
Team scores: 1, Lowry Blue 323.5; 2, Spanish Springs 175.5; 3, Fernley Black 160; 4, Elko 138; 5, North Valleys 129; 6, Pershing County 120.5; 7, Reno 120; 8, Douglas 106; 9, Yerington 83; 10, Wells 73; 11, Lowry Gold 69; 12, South Tahoe 65.5; 13, Galena 49; 14, Hug 41; 15, Sparks 36.5; 16, ROP 31; 17, Wooster 30; 18, Dayton 22; 19, Fernley Orange 15; 20, Galena B 7; 21, Silver Stage 3.
106 pounds: Ian Timmins (Woo) d. Connor Pearson (Reno) 11-6. 113: John Hires-Caulk (Fer) p. Ignacio Medina (Low) 5:22. 120: Aram Villegas (Elk) d. Mack Welch (NV) 10-9. 126: Tyler Poalillo (Span Spr) d. Isaac Ruiz (Span Spr) 8-4. 132: Eric Brooks (Low) d. Blake Boswell (Span Spr) 5-0. 138: Aaron Nelson (Low) p. Cole Drescher (Span Spr) 3:44. 145: Tymon Dozier (Spar) d. Lane Mentaberry (Low) 14-1. 152: Terry Mason (Rno) d. Reese Neville (Yer) 8-2. 160: Andrew Berryessa (Rno) d. Josh Lauderdale (Yer) 12-4. 170: Beau Billingsley (Low) p. Mason Meyer (NV) :23. 182: Carlos Aguilar (Wells) p. Jed Johnson (Low) 1:12. 195: Erik Wilson (Fer) d. Brik Chesley (Span Spr) 4-2. 220: Sullivan Cauley (Rno) p. Felix Torres (Rno) 1:43. 285: Luis Cardenas (Low) d. Stini Kauvaka (Persh) 9-1.
Seven Douglas High School wrestlers returned home with place finishes Friday and Saturday from the Cody Louk Invitational in Winnemucca.
Seth Trivitt and Zach Singer placed fourth in their respective 170- and 195-pound weight classes to help the Tigers finish eighth as a team during the 21-team tournament hosted by Lowry High School.
The performance represented a significant step forward for the Tigers, who scored 106 points during two days of competition.
“This was our best performance in Winnemucca in at least four years,” coach David Singer said. “Last year, we only had one wrestler make it to the medal round.”
The field featured some quality teams, including five-time defending (Division I-A and 3A) state champion Lowry and defending Northern Division I region champion Spanish Springs.
“Those guys wrestled really hard,” Singer said. “To make it to the medal round at that tournament is quite an achievement.”
Trivitt and Singer both compiled 5-2 records to earn their fourth-place medals. Singer, a junior, won his first two matches by fall before being pinned in the semifinals by Fernley’s Erik Wilson, a defending state champion. Singer dropped a 10-5 decision in his third-place bout to Lowry’s Tytin Johnson, a two-time state tournament medalist.
“That 195-pound weight class was loaded,” coach Singer said.
Trivitt lost his first and final matches, both at the hands of Yerington’s Kindle Armstrong, however, he won five straight matches in between (three by fall, one of those came in 11 seconds). This marked a comeback for Trivitt, a senior who sat out last season due to a concussion.
Heavyweight Ian Kendrick, Chance Thoene (220 pounds), David Whilden (138) and freshman Will Williams (113) earned fifth-place finishes. Thoene placed fifth last year as a heavyweight at the Lowry tourney.
Thoene, who weighed in at 196 pounds, posted first-round pins in his first two matches before dropping a 3-2 triple overtime decision in the semifinals against Felix Torres of Reno. Torres lost in the championship round to Reno teammate Sullivan Cauley. Thoene defeated teammate Ryland DeSomber, a freshman, in the fifth-place match.
Kendrick’s performance in the heavyweight class was noteworthy since he only weighed in at 223 pounds. Kendrick pinned three opponents in the tournament.
“Ian was taking on guys who outweighed him by 40, 50 pounds,” Singer said.
Whilden, who pinned three opponents in the tournament, dropped a 7-2 decision in his quarterfinal match to Cole Drescher of Spanish Springs, who eventually finished second in the weight class.
Williams pinned his first opponent before losing by fall against John Hires-Caulk of Fernley, the eventual champion. Williams won his fifth-place match by fall.
Kindel Isham, another freshman, won twice and came within one match of advancing to the medal round.
Douglas competes again on Dec. 27-28 at the 85-team Sierra Nevada Classic at the Reno Livestock Events Center.