Tiger wrestlers keep rolling at weekend Reed match-ups
The Douglas High wrestling team just kept rolling along Saturday with four big wins at the Reed High School Roundup in Sparks.
Freshman Tony Ferris beat Spanish Springs’ Zach Sims in overtime and improved to 10-0 on the year in the 125-pound division.
Ryan Pruitt also remained undefeated on the year, picking up his 10th win beating Cody Vance of Spanish Springs, 4-2.
Ryan Olsen, Bryan Kaplan, Nick Ceglia, Brad Johnson, Jake Williams and Matt Castro all went 4-0 on the day as Douglas beat Spanish Springs, Sparks, Reed and the Carson junior varsity squad.
Castro and Williams each had three pins and Johnson, Ceglia, Cameron Ames, Lake Terrell and Devin Barker each recorded two pins. Josh Hintze and Sean Molina each went 3-1 on the day.
Douglas hosts South Tahoe tonight at Douglas High at 5:30 p.m.
The Douglas junior varsity squad dominated the McQueen Junior Varsity Tournament Saturday, winning more medals than there were weight classes.
In the 135-pound division, Douglas swept the top three places with Adam Campbell defeating teammate Marc Currutti for the championship and freshman Jarred Grosskort hanging on in a cliffhanger consolation match for third place.
Garrett Heikuis faced teammate C.J. Wynar in claiming the 103-pound championship and Douglas’ Brian Mann took home fourth in the bracket, giving the Tigers another stacked weight category.
Heikuis and Campbell each pinned all their opponents en route to their titles.
Adam Posun, a heavyweight competing in his debut, pinned all of his opponents except one for a third-place finish.
Jeff Ortega battled his way through the 145-pound division for a third-place finish, registering a pin from behind in the consolation finals.
Billy Gilroy, on only his second time on a mat, brought home a fourth-place medal in the 189-pound division.
Troy Howell and Kevin Rogers took home second and third respectively in the 171-pound group. Bob Merritt took fourth the 152’s, Brian Anderson took fourth in the 160’s, Matt Boyd took fourth in the 119’s and Spencer Lewis took fourth in the 130’s.
Douglas fielded one of the youngest and largest squads at the tournament and was the talk of the entire day, giving opposing coaches a reason to fear the upcoming years.