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Wrestling club competes in Sparks

The South Tahoe Wrestling Club grappled in the Reed Kid Wrestling Tournament on Sunday at Reed High School in Sparks Nevada.

The six wrestlers performed extremely well for having three practices, according to coach David Borges.

The 9- and 10-year-old division was represented by wrestling veteran Justin Dalton, who placed third at 62 pounds. Dalton showed his technical skills by winning his first match by a superior decision 17-2 and the second match by pin.

At 65 pounds, a Colorado transfer Ian Fonken won his first match by a pin. Rafael Gutierrez at 65 pounds obtained valuable mat time, wrestling four times.

The 13- and 14-year-old division showcased 127-pound Jake Fonken, who emerged from a very tough weight class with a third-place medal. Fonken pinned his third opponent in approximately 10 seconds. Erik Ramirez, a 161-pounder, also placed third. He pinned his first opponent.

Jake Kemper, competed in the 15- and 16-year-old division at 164 pounds. He placed third after having to stop his match he was leading due to a health condition.

The next wrestling tournament is set for Sunday at North Valleys High School in Reno. Practices continue Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the South Tahoe Middle School. The season lasts through March and the wrestling club continues to sign up new wrestlers at the practices.

For more information about participating with the South Tahoe Wrestling Club, phone Borges at (530) 544-5800.

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