Wrestling: Douglas picks up first league win

After battling through what will probably be their two toughest dual matches of the season, opening the year with losses to Carson and Damonte Ranch, the Douglas High wrestling team got well in a big way Wednesday night, beating North Valleys 59-24 in Minden.

The Tigers got seven pins and one technical fall from its lineup on the way to their first league win of the year.

North Valleys didn't initially put forth a wrestler for the 189-pound match so Douglas' Tony Ferris wrestled up at 215 pounds and wasted little time, scoring a takedown off the opening whistle and maneuvering around to record the pin in 30 seconds.

Douglas' normal 215-pounder Steve Anderson was forced up to the heavyweight bout and fought through two rounds before being pinned by North Valleys' Kevin Longman at 5:28.

103-pounder Dillon Spates took a forfeit win to put Douglas up 12-6 and Wesley Peterson flipped an opening takedown into a pin at 32 seconds in the 112-pound match, giving Douglas and 18-6 lead.

At 119 pounds, Douglas' Tim Souza followed the Tiger pattern for the night, spinning his early takedown into a 28-second pin against the Panthers' Allen Vasquez to give the Tigers a 24-6 lead.

Michael Sepulveda boosted that to 30-6 with a forfeit win in the 125s and Nico Barker took down the Panthers' Tyler Sudeen for a pin at 1:07 in the 130-pound match to put Douglas up 36-6.

CJ Wynar followed suit for the Tigers at 135 pounds, pinning Trent Bushell at 1:23 for the 42-6 lead.

In the 140-pound match, Cody Spates piled up an 18-1 lead through two rounds with four near falls and a number of takedowns to take the technical fall against North Valleys' Cody Wilson.

Douglas' Ryan Olsen pinned North Valleys' Roy Forman in the 145-pound match to give Douglas a 53-6 lead.

152-pounder Justin Freeman and 160-pounder Tyler Cook each were pinned in their matches for the Tigers as North Valleys closed the gap to 53-18, but 171-pounder Javier Trujillo picked up his first league win of the year, getting the fastest pin of the night in just 12 seconds.

With the lead at 59-18, North Valleys proceeded to bring out its 189-pounder after sitting him at the beginning. With no one left in their lineup, Douglas was forced to give up the forfeit, closing the night at 59-24.


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