Douglas wrestlers top Miners
Kindel Isham, Will Williams and Chad Singer pinned their opponents to provide highlights Wednesday night for the Douglas High wrestling team in its season home-opening 66-18 victory against Bishop Manogue.
Douglas won four of the six contested matches during the Sierra League dual meet to improve its overall season record to 6-3 (1-0 league). The Tigers scored 42 points on seven forfeit wins.
Isham logged the fastest pin of the evening as he only needed 25 seconds to win at 120 pounds. Williams won the 145-pound match by fall in 4:30 and Singer won the final match by fall in 1:31.
“We had some pretty good matches,” Douglas coach Jake Fair said. “Isham’s quick pin and the way Will Williams worked his guy … they both were amazing.”
Singer, a sophomore, came from behind to beat Lincoln Hauck, a sophomore who has started at quarterback for Manogue’s football team the last two years. An early takedown put Hauck on top 2-0, however, Singer tied the score on a reversal. Hauck regained the lead on an escape before Singer took the lead for good on a takedown with 48 seconds left in the first period.
“Chad Singer’s Fireman’s (Carry) to the Saturday Night Ride pin, that was a beautiful takedown against a pretty good athlete,” Fair said.
Singer lost to Hauck last season, but has turned the tables in two matches in the past week. Singer pinned the Miner at the Earl Wilkens Memorial dual meet tournament last weekend in Fallon.
Manogue took a 12-6 lead early in Wednesday’s meet when heavyweight Ronald Nieto-Perez came back from an early 2-0 deficit to pin Richard Castellanos in 3:11.
Gabe Wetzel picked up six team points when he won the 160-pound match by injury default.
Genesis Torres, a junior who moved up two weight classes to wrestle at 152 pounds, was pinned by the Miners’ Anthony Rosas in 2:56. Torres, who only weighs 138, trailed 2-0 at the end of the first round.
Oh, and she also received a round of applause at the start of the night when she sang the National Anthem.
Douglas resumes its varsity schedule on Dec. 17 at the Jailhouse Duals in Folsom, Calif.
“I saw some really good things tonight and we’ll be right back at it next week for Folsom,” Fair said.