Murray, Isham place third at tournament
Kindel Isham and Blake Murray turned in third-place performances in their respective weight classes to lead the Douglas High wrestling team this past weekend at the Cody Louk Memorial Invitational in Winnemucca.
Isham placed third in the 106-pound division and Murray placed third at 160 pounds — combining to score 48 points along the way — to help Douglas finish sixth as a team with 117.5 points during the 24-team tournament hosted by Lowry High School Friday and Saturday at the Winnemucca Events Center.
The performance marked a 15-point improvement for the Tigers, who finished 11th at the 2014 Cody Louk tournament.
Spanish Springs outdistanced Carson by a 294.5-220 score to capture the team championship.
Isham (12-3 this season) lost in the quarterfinals 8-0 at the hands of Battle Mountain’s undefeated Cameron Thompson. The Douglas junior came back through the consolation bracket and pinned Owen Jones of Spanish Springs in 53 seconds to earn his third-place medal. Thompson pinned four of the five opponents he faced en route to the 106-pound weight class gold medal.
Murray (12-2) advanced to the semifinals before he lost to Tim Trainor of North Valleys. Murray won his consolation semifinal match by fall in 58 seconds over Cameron Bowman of Fernley and then won 6-5 in his third-place match against Jose Leon of South Tahoe.
Ryan Adams placed fifth at 120 pounds. Adams (11-3) dropped an 8-7 decision in his opening round match, then came back to win four of five matches to place fifth. The junior won his final match 3-1 over Ticen Davis of Spanish Springs.
Will Williams placed sixth at 138 pounds, as he advanced to the quarterfinals before he absorbed an 8-2 loss at the hands of Lowry’s Quint Bell. Williams (9-5) defeated two opponents in the consolation bracket en route to his place finish.
Ryland DeSomber placed sixth at 152 pounds. DeSomber (8-5) advanced to the semifinals, where he lost a 3-2 decision to Tyler Lucarelli of Middleton, Idaho.
Andrew Williams placed sixth at 113 pounds as he bested three straight matches on Saturday, capped by a win over teammate Shane Trivitt.