Wrestling: Tigers fight through forfeits at dual tournament

Despite a badly-depleted lineup, the Douglas wrestling team fought through a dual tournament at Fallon over the weekend, picking up a win against a tough Manogue squad along the way.

The Tigers were giving up six weight classes through four dual matches, meaning they entered every match at a 36-0 deficit.

Still, Douglas picked up more points on the mat (24-12) in a 48-24 loss to Lowry, battled Galena and put up 18 points against Fernley.

Freshman Sullivan Cauley led the way for the Tigers, going 3-1 with three pins in the 160-pound class. His lone loss was a 5-4 decision.

Fellow freshman Luke Falanga went 2-2 with two pins in the 189-pound class and sophomore Sean Merritt went 2-1 with a pair of pins at 145.

Senior Daniel Lundergreen, competing in the 152 class, went 2-2 with a pair of pins as well.

Douglas also got pins out of 140-pounder Branden James and 125-pounder Zach Fiene.

The Tigers were without two of their top competitors, 130-pounder Dillon Spates and 215-pounder Zach Falanga. Both were taking college entrance exams Saturday morning.

Douglas opens its Sierra League season Wednesday night at perennial power Damonte Ranch at 5:30 p.m.

From there, the Tigers will travel to the Reno Tournament of Champions - considered to be the toughest high school tournament in the nation - and the Sierra Nevada Classic.


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