Viking grapplers trounce Truckee |

Viking grapplers trounce Truckee

Truckee High’s wrestling team was besieged by the flu Wednesday, and only four varsity wrestlers were able to compete at South Tahoe.

South Tahoe defeated Truckee 75-6, excluding several exhibition matches.

“They only had five or six kids,” said STHS head coach Jack Lopez. “I’ve had the flu hit our team and it’s just one of those things. I’ve been there before and I’ll be there again probably.”

The Vikings won two matches by fall. Dan Duysters pinned his 125-pound Wolverine foe at 1 minute, 11 seconds of the second period. Also, Ryan Davis of the Vikings pinned his 160-pound opponent at 1:19 of the final period.

In the only other matches, Viking senior Kyler Crouse won by decision a 152 pounds and Truckee’s Dan Ballow pinned Oscar Moreno at 1:22 of the first round.

The Wolverines forfeited the other nine matches.

STHS will step up in competition on Friday by participating in the Ponderosa Duals, which will include 12 California schools.

“We’re going to have our hands full to win duals,” Lopez said. “I’m going to get the best matches I can for these kids, but were going to take our lumps.

“I could have scheduled something a lot easier, but I’m trying to give my best wrestlers the best competition around.”

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