Finals depleat STHS grapplers |

Finals depleat STHS grapplers

Matt O'Neill

Depleted by finals, the South Tahoe wrestling team traveled to Sparks for a dual match against Sparks and Reno high schools.

Forced to give as many as four forfeits in each match, the Vikings dropped both ends of the twinbill, 57-24 against Sparks and 54-9 against Reno.

Cavin and Brad Ross, as well as JT Davis, picked up wins for South Tahoe against the Railroaders.

Cavin, wrestling at 121, pinned his foe at 1 minute and 48 seconds in the first round, while Brad pinned his opponent in 2:35 at the 135 weight class.

“He did a real, real good job,” Viking coach Jack Lopez said.

Davis, wrestling at 145, pinned his opponent at 3:32 in the match for the final win for the Vikings against Sparks.

In the second half of the dual match, South Tahoe had difficulty matching up with the Reno Huskies and only the Ross brothers picked up victories in the defeat.

Cavin upped his season record to 32-1 when he pinned his opponent at the 2:35 mark in the match, while Brad (17-11) decisioned his counterpart 11-8 for the only other win against the Huskies.

In one of the more exciting matches of the night, the Vikings’ Galen Breisacher lost a high-scoring affair. Breisacher was able to turn his opponent to take control of the match before getting pinned on a reversal.

“That was an excellent match for him,” Lopez said. “He wrestled a great match before he was beaten.”

The Vikings travel to the Lincoln Tournament in Sacramento on Saturday where South Tahoe will be one of 16 California schools competing in the individual tournament.

The final dual match for the Vikings will Wednesday at South Tahoe against the Hug Hawks.

“We have a very good chance against them,” Lopez said. “We should be able to do well.”

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