STMS wrestlers bring home medals |

STMS wrestlers bring home medals


The competition was tougher last Saturday in Fernley, but the South Tahoe Middle School wrestlers never lost sight of the coveted medals.

The Timberwolves claimed eight medals, including first place by seventh-grader Garrett Gibb at 80 pounds.

Also earning medals were sixth-grader Chris Diana, second place, 110 pounds; seventh-grader Dylan Schnall, third, 115; and seventh-grader Thomas Crist, fourth, 115. Eighth-graders claiming medals were Ryan Duin, fourth, 95 pounds; Evan MacLean, fourth, 110; Jason Schmedes, fourth, 125; and Dan Alexander, fourth, 160.

“That tournament was tougher than what we had (a week earlier),” said STMS coach Dennis Romero. “Winnemucca, Lovelock and Fernley have some pretty stout kids.”

Gibb once again overpowered the competition to win his weight class.

It’s hard for me to give him competition in the practice room because he’s so small. Bigger guys are too big and smaller guys he overpowers with his strength and knowledge. I tell him not to pin his guy in the first period so he can get conditioned,” Romero said.

The season reaches its critical point this Saturday when the Timberwolves participate in the Southern Zone Tournament at Carson Middle School. Only the top four finishers in each weight class advance to the state championships March 24 in Yerington. Weigh-ins are at 6:15 a.m., with wrestling expected to start at 8 a.m. Admission is $2

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