Vikes compete for Sierra Division wrestling lead
December 11, 2003
By Steve Yingling
Tribune sports editor
Two unbeaten Sierra Division wrestling teams will collide Wednesday afternoon at South Tahoe High.
South Tahoe and Douglas will take 1-0 division records into their 4:30 p.m. match. The schools share the division lead with Carson.
The Vikings prevented Wooster (1-1) from gaining undisputed possession of first place last Wednesday in Reno.
Wooster and South Tahoe wrestled to a 32-32 tie through 12 of 14 matches, but the visiting Vikings won the final two matches to pull out a 41-32 Sierra Division-opening victory over the Colts.
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Oscar Moreno, the Vikings’ 189-pounder, decisioned Tyler Price to give STHS a 35-32 lead. Needing to win the final match, Vikings’ junior J.P. Foster pinned his 215-pound foe in 1 minute, 35 seconds to clinch the win.
Neither school won more than two straight matches, providing a back-and-forth exchange of leads.
“It was a really fun high school match,” said South Tahoe coach Jack Lopez. “The kids really enjoyed it.”
Freshmen Mikey Crouse and Miles Wallace delivered key victories. Crouse ran his record to 6-0 by defeating Mike Lucido 10-2 at 103. Wallace put the Vikings ahead 32-26 by scoring a four-point decision over Hector Rojas, 17-5, at 160.
STHS’s Rusty Faulkner, 119, and Dan Duysters, 130, pinned their opponents in 2:40 and 1:10, respectively.
DEC. 10 PREP WRESTLING SUM
SOUTH TAHOE 41, WOOSTER 32
103 – Mikey Crouse, ST, dec. Mike Lucido, 10-2
112 – Mario Avanzino, W, dec. Lee Williams, 10-6
119 – Rusty Faulkner, ST, pinned Sam Swafford, 2:40
125 – Rod Stivers, W, tech dec. Ryan Duin, 24-7
130 – Dan Duysters, ST, pinned L. Martinez, 1:10
135 – Jake Fonken, ST, won by forfeit
140 – Seth St. Clair, W, pinned Pekar Elliot, 3:10
145 – Jesus Ramirez, W, pinned Andrew Contreras, 5:30
152 – Josh Reeder, ST, won by forfeit
160 – Miles Wallace, ST, dec. Hector Rojas, 17-5
171 – J. Espinosa, W, pinned Nate Sweeney, 2:10
189 – Oscar Moreno, ST, dec. Tyler Price, 12-5
215 – J.P. Foster, ST, pinned Wooster foe in 1:35
Hwt – Rasmussen, W, pinned Andrew Boyd, 1:12.