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Open weights drop Tiger wrestlers

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sam Eliifrits gets the pin
Nevada High's wrestling team gave up seven weight classes but still left Coach Devin White smiling afterward, despite dropping the school's dual match with Carthage 58-21 Thursday night.

Tallying up the actual contested weights, counting the earlier junior varsity matches, NHS had a 39-30 edge.

"The open weight classes killed us. We gave up a lot of points. We had kids who were sick and hurt. But that's part of it.

Slade Stiles gets the decision
"Carthage is tough. They're ranked in Class 3 for a reason.

"Still, with what we did on the mat, we fought hard, we stayed in good position, and we used what we worked on in practice.

"So I was pleased with the way we performed."

Colby Smith won by pin
The Tigers got wins at the 195-pound weight class behind freshman Trey Pritchett, who pinned his man in the second period at the :04 mark; at the 220-pound slot behind senior Colby Smith, who pinned his opponent in the second period 27 seconds in; and at heavyweight, with senior Sam Ellifrits, winning also by pin in the second period, at the 1:23 mark.

Senior Slade Stiles, wrestling at 120, battled for an 11-8 decision to add to the Tiger point total.

Junior Johnathon Ireland suffered a 10-2 setback at 152.

Trey Pritchett won by pin
Freshman Scott Swink, at 170, lost by pin four seconds into the second period.

Sophomore Daxtyn Osburn, at 132, lost by pin at the 1:01 mark in the second period.

In JV action, freshman Connor West, at 152, won by pin; and senior Tucker Wingert, at 220, lost by major decision.

Nevada hosts its own junior varsity wrestling tournament this Saturday.

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