Cauley captures triple crown

Ten Douglas Wildcats and six Douglas High School wrestlers competed in the Nevada State USA Wrestling Championships last weekend at Spanish Springs High School.

There were more than 1,000 entries, with more than 400 contestants in Sunday's Folkstyle Competition alone, featuring many of Nevada's most prominent wrestlers.

Sullivan Cauley captured the coveted Triple Crown Championship in the midget division (8-9) at 87 pounds by going undefeated in the tournament and securing state titles in Greco-Roman, freestyle and folkstyle wrestling and completing an undefeated season in the midget division.

Douglas freshman Eddie Kollar just missed the triple crown, capturing the Greco-Roman and Folkstyle titles in the cadet division (14-15) at 95 pounds.

Connor Pierce had another outstanding tournament, securing gold in freestyle and silver in folkstyle and Greco-Roman in a very tough bantam division (6-7) at 45 pounds.

Pierce used the Russian Roll to great advantage in freestyle on his way to the state title.

Bantam Tahoma Smokey earned triple bronzes at 90 pounds.

Wildcat Michael Sepulveda earned silver in folkstyle and took fourth place in freestyle in the schoolboy division (12-13) at 119 pounds.

Bantam Colt Thurston was third in freestyle and fourth in folkstyle at 65 pounds while Robert Grant took fourth in folkstyle and fifth place in freestyle and Greco-Roman.

Kevin Quenga took silver in the schoolboy division at 115 pounds and bantam Ryan Taylor took fourth at 50 pounds in Greco-Roman.

Douglas High wrestlers also fared well in the tournament. Jake Williams took gold in the junior division (16-18) at 160 pounds and cadet Garrett Hekhuis won silver in folkstyle and bronze in freestyle at 105 pounds.

Cadet Steven Anderson captured silver in folkstyle, cadet Justin Freeman took third at 130 pounds and Devin Barker took fourth in the junior division at 145 pounds. Nico Barker took fourth in the cadet division at 125 pounds.


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