STHS wrestlers pinned in state |

STHS wrestlers pinned in state

Darin Olde, Tahoe Daily Tribune

The south has risen again. A pair of South Tahoe High wrestlers can verify that Southern Nevada wrestling is back after competing in the state tournament Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas.

South Tahoe senior Nick Alexander and junior Ryan Davis flew to Las Vegas with coaches Jack Lopez and Jim Kruk on Thursday to compete in the 2002 4A state wrestling tournament.

Both fifth-seed contenders, Alexander, a 189-pounder, and Davis, wrestling in the 171-pound class, met the top seeds from the Southern Division in the opening round.

Each lost their first two matches to be eliminated.

“It’s really tough when your fifth seed kid is going in against the top seed,” Lopez said.

Alexander met Rodrick Atwood from Cimarron-Memorial and Davis tangled with Rusty Worthen from Palo Verde.

Match scores were not available Sunday.

Alexander carried over in a bye during the first consolation round but lost to the top 189-pounder from the Northern Division, Lopez said.

Davis lost his consolation match Friday afternoon.

“It was a hard tournament for the two kids because they didn’t (win) a match,” Lopez said, adding that the wrestlers from the South were clearly dominating the Northern Division.

Coach Lopez took the two wrestlers on a brief tour of the Las Vegas area, including the Hoover Dam, before returning home.

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