Tiger wrestlers show well at Lowry tourney
Douglas High’s varsity wrestling team had a strong showing at the 22-team Lowry Invitational over the weekend in Winnemucca.
Tony Ferris, the Tigers’ talented freshman 125-pounder, had a 4-2 record on the weekend with two pins on his was to a fourth place finish. He is 15-2 on the year and suffered his first losses of the season.
Heavyweight Matt Castro went 4-2 on the weekend, with all four of his wins coming on pins as he finished fourth as well. The junior is 13-4 on the year.
Douglas was third as a team through the first four rounds of wrestling, but the semis, the consolation rounds and the finals landed the Tigers in ninth place overall. Nampa, Idaho won the tournament, with Burns, Ore., finishing second, followed by Kuna, Idaho, and Fallon.
“Overall, it was a very good finish for a team manned mostly by underclassmen,” Douglas head coach Mark Lilly said.
Douglas has only two seniors on its varsity roster.
Bryan Kaplan (119 pounds) went 2-2 with a pin to finish fifth and improve to 12-3 on the year.
Cameron Ames (130) had a very strong performance in a tough weight class, going 3-2 with three pins to improve to 11-5 on the year.
Ryan Olsen (103) went 2-2 to improve to 10-5 overall, Devin Barker (112) went 1-2, dropping to 9-5 overall. Ryan Pruitt (135) went 2-2 with two pins in improving to 13-2 and Brad Johnson (140) went 3-2 with two pins to finish sixth and improve to 13-2.
Jake Williams (145) went 2-2 with two pins, running his record to 10-5 on the year and Josh Hintze (152) went 2-2.
Sean Molina (171) and Lake Terrell (215) each went 2-2 on the day as Terrell had two pins.
Troy Howell (160) went 0-2 on the day.
The Tigers’ next tournament is Jan. 8 at Douglas High, beginning at 9 a.m. The Finals will be at approximately 6 p.m.
Douglas’ junior varsity squad competed in the Galena JV Tournament over the weekend in a field of about 150 wrestlers.
The Tigers’ 103-pounders lost only to the Carson’s No. 1 wrestler. CJ Wynar finished second and Garrett Heikuis finished third.
Nick Phillips took third place in the 119-pound class and Josh Davis (125) and Spencer Lewis (130) each took third.
Adam Campbell and Richard Burmen took third and fourth respectively in the 135-pound class and Nick Ceglia took third in the 140-pound class.