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Fago’t gains experience at state

South Tahoe High wrestling coach Ken Robbins had a pretty honest assessment of Jon Fago’t and his state tournament experience.

“He’s only a junior, and this is only his second year of wrestling,” Robbins said. “Getting a chance to be in a state tournament and getting a chance to go up against the best wrestlers in Nevada, that will make him hungry for next year. It’s pretty neat to have a guy coming back with that kind of experience.”

Fago’t lost his opening-round match in the winners’ bracket to Sierra Vista’s Shane Slade, then lost to Las Vegas’ Madison Hales in the losers’ bracket of the 215-pound weight class at the Nevada 4A state tournament at Cimarron-Memorial High School on Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas. Slade ended up placing fourth.

“He wrestled great in both matches, but he just got caught both times,” Robbins said. “When you’re in a tournament with nine all-stars, everybody believes they can win it, and everybody could really win it.”

Mojave won the team title with 206 points and was followed by Damonte Ranch (144.5 points) and Cimarron-Memorial (105).

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