Vikings capture three medals |

Vikings capture three medals

Steve Yingling

Three South Tahoe High wrestlers earned medals at the Mark Fuller Wrestling Tournament on Saturday in Lincoln, Calif.

Cavin Ross took home another first-place medal at 121 pounds and a prestigious honor of being selected most outstanding lightweight wrestler in the 21-team tournament. Teammates David Vasquez, a heavyweight and Alex Miller, a 114-pounder, finished fourth and sixth, respectively.

“A couple of wrestlers could have had better days, but when you leave as early as we do, sometimes they are tired before the competition starts,” said STHS coach Jack Lopez, whose team left at 5 a.m. and returned at 11 p.m. “But any time you get a champion and a MVP you have to be very pleased.”

Ross won his title with a pin over an Enterprise wrestler, while Vasquez lost to Josh Appelt from Lindhurst High school in the consolation finals for third place.

South Tahoe concludes its home slate against Hug on Tuesday. Wrestling begins at 4 p.m.

“We have some special things planned for our senior wrestlers who will be competing in the South Tahoe gym for the last time,” Lopez said.

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