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Wrestling: Trojans crush Cheyenne

The Trojans were at home against Cheyenne and won easily 57-22. The team is currently undefeated in league at 3-0. Trojans Coach Craig Rieger said prior to the match that he never overlooks an opponent and that he was afraid that some of his wrestlers would be rusty because they missed some or all of the practices over the holiday.

Some of the lower weights did have a few cobwebs to dust off, but Cheyenne really didn’t bring that many wrestlers to Pahrump to make much of a difference. Cheyenne had six forfeits on the night, which is almost half the team.

When asked how the team wrestled, Rieger just smiled and said, “The weights below 170 pounds are not set yet. We lost Garrett Monje over the holiday because he got a bad grade and his father took him off the team. We will just have to see.”

The Trojan grapplers will be at home against Faith Lutheran on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

Rieger said Faith Lutheran should be a strong team. The Crusaders are 2-1. They lost to Spring Valley and beat Western and Sierra Vista.

Wrestling summary:

At 106 pounds the Trojans forfeit.

At 113 pounds, Joseph Zarabozo won by decision and is now 9-7.

At 120 pounds, sophomore Nathan Trudeau lost by pin. He is now 2-9.

At 126 pounds, senior Antonio Sandoval won a close match by pin, where he won by decision 8-7. He is now 9-2.

At 132 pounds, senior Nick Nelson won his match by forfeit and he is now 4-2.

At 138 pounds, senior Levi Gundacker won by forfeit and he is now 10-5.

At 145 pounds, senior Sam Brophy won by forfeit and is now 10-0.

At 152 pounds, senior John Clark lost by decision 12-2. His record fell to 1-6 on the season.

At 160 pounds, Anthony Vega lost by pin. He is 0-1.

At 170 pounds, senior Sam Tucsnak won by pin in the third round. In the third, it seemed like Tucsnak just got tired of playing with his opponent and took him to the mat. After Tucsnak, the Trojans didn’t lose any more matches. Tucsnak is now 15-3.

At 182 pounds, senior Johnathan Corrow wins by forfeit and is now 14-3.

At 195 pounds, senior Jax Clayton won by forfeit and is also 14-3.

At 220 pounds, Jeremy Coates won by pin. He went up against an equally skilled opponent that he had wrestled last year. He was worried that his opponent would get the best of him.

“I was nervous because he knew my moves, but I practiced the entire winter break a special move,” Coates said. “This move is called ‘the Japanese Wizard’ I saw the move on a video online. Towards the end of the match I felt my opponent was high on me and that is when I made my move.”

Coates flipped the other wrestler over his back and his opponent landed on his back. With the move Coates quickly pinned the Cheyenne wrestler for the win. He is now 14-4.

“And that’s why you practice new moves,” he said.

Rieger thought it was a good move. He just had a different name for the move and called it a “Fat Man Roll.”

At 285 pounds, Jace Clayton also won by forfeit to end the evening. He is 12-5.

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