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South Tahoe wrestler pins way to second state title

Senior Andrew Herrera (center left) pinned his way to a second state championship in the 195-pound class. Sophomore Jose Leon (center right) finished No. 2 in the 170-pound weight class.
Courtesy Sarrah Griffis |

South Tahoe High School has a new first: a two-time state champion wrestler.

Senior Andrew Herrera pinned his way to a second state championship this past weekend in Sparks. Herrera, who was the state champion in the 195-pound class in 2016, is the first wrestler from South Tahoe to win two state championships, said Sean Griffis, head coach.

“The finals match was one of his toughest ones — a kid from Spring Creek who wrestles him pretty tough,” Griffis said. “Andrew ended up pinning him in the end.”

In fact, Herrera pinned all his opponents last weekend.

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“He pinned everyone through the tournament.”

Herrera wasn’t the only South Tahoe wrestler to compete in the state finals last weekend.

Sophomore Jose Leon, who also competed at state as a freshman, finished No. 2 in the in the 170-pound weight class.

“Jose had a close match in the finals,” Griffis said, adding that the final score was 4-1.

Overall, it was a successful weekend, the coach added.

“Both of them did really well.”


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