South Tahoe’s Chavarin claims state wrestling title

South Tahoe’s Jesus Chavarin wrestles in the championship where he won 1-0.
Thomas Ranson/Lahontan Valley News

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Tahoe’s Jesus Chavarin will forever remember his effort at the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association 3A State Wrestling Championships.

The Vikings heavyweight worked his way through the bracket to reach the final. Then once in the final, the 285-pounder persevered in a grueling match to win 1-0 and claim the state crown.

Overall, South Tahoe had seven wrestlers qualify for the state meet in Boulder City and three finished in the top four in their respective weight classes, including Chavarin.

South Tahoe 132-pounder, freshman Kash Hendrick, earned third place and 138-pounder junior Patrick Webster finished in fourth.

Also competing for the Vikings were juniors Garrett Friederici (145) and Andrew Singelyn (160) and sophomores Zach Briggs (113) and Cristian Acre (220).

South Tahoe finished ninth out of 17 schools with 45 points. Elko won the event with 145 points and was followed closely by Spring Creek with 142.5 points.

Jesus Chavarin after winning the state championship on Saturday.
Thomas Ranson/Lahontan Valley News

1. Elko 145, 2. Spring Creek 142.5, 3. Boulder City 108.5, 4. Lowry 97, 5. Fernley 96, 6. Virgin Valley 94.5, 7. Pahrump Valley 80, 8. Moapa Valley 48.5, 9. South Tahoe 45, 10. Eldorado 26, 11. Chaparral 23, 12. Churchill County 19, 13. Desert Oasis 17, 14. North Valleys 3, 14. Valley 3, 16. Del Sol 0, 16. Sparks 0

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