Wrestling club tunes up for state
March 6, 2006
South Tahoe Wrestling Club members picked up some medals and momentum going into the upcoming Nevada state tournament.
Brothers Ryan and Miles Wallace finished third and fourth, respectively, in a stacked 18-and-older open division at the Reed Iron Man Tournament on Sunday in Sparks. The weight class included two current and two former state champions.
All 10 STWC participants collected medals.
Cameron Cason has established himself as one of the top wrestlers in the 110-pound school boy class as he won a first-place medal at Reed. He should be considered a threat to win the state triple crown: Greco Roman, freestyle and folkstyle.
Leading the club’s younger set of competitors was Kody Griffis, who took home first place in the rookie division. Also, Mathew Cain finished third and Boe Griffis, Kyle Yokotake, Justin Cain, Andrew Chavez and Connor Cason each came in fourth.
Up to 700 wrestlers, including some as young as 5 years old, will compete at the state championships next weekend at Spanish Springs High School in Sparks.
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STHS athlete to be honored
South Tahoe High’s winter sports athletes will be honored on Wednesday in South Tahoe Middle School’s Multipurpose Room at a free dinner sponsored by the school’s booster club.
Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by an awards ceremony.
Donations will be accepted.
For more information, phone (530) 541-4111.