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Timberwolves earn nine medals

Tribune Staff Report

If the nine medals South Tahoe Middle School won at its home wrestling tournament last Saturday is any indication, the Timberwolves are in for a banner season.

“It was a pretty positive experience,” said STMS wrestling coach Dennis Romero. “However, we haven’t met all of our opponents.”

Winning titles in the fourth annual 2001 South Tahoe Invitational were eighth-grader Ryan Duin (90 pounds) and seventh-grader Garrett Gibb (80). Gibb was particularly overpowering, pinning his first two foes in 20 and 6 seconds. He won his final match 8-0.

Second-place medals went to eighth-graders Dan Alexander (160) and Nick Nocarrato (105) and sixth-grader Chris Diana (110). Taking third place were Ryan Buchan (95), Evan McLean (110) and Matt Bobman (130). Jason Schmedes wrapped up the ‘Wolves medal haul by bringing home fourth place at 125 pounds.

“Except for Bobman, all my eighth-graders are three-year wrestlers. They’re starting to figure it out,” Romero said.

Joining STMS for the meet were wrestlers from Yerington, Pa-Wa-Lu, Fallon, Incline, Carson City, Carson Valley and Eagle Valley.

The Timberwolves travel to Fernley for their next Tah-Neva meet Saturday.

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