Nevada wrestling secures two conference wins in Reeds Spring

Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Nevada Tiger wrestlers kicked off their season Tuesday night in Reeds Spring with a triangular match with Reeds Spring and Hollister. This is the first time in many years that the Tiger season has started with a tri, usually the Tiger wrestlers get under way with the Steve Leslie Invitational in Pleasant Hill, in which the Tigers will compete in this coming Saturday, Dec. 4. The lady Tigers will also compete in Pleasant Hill this Friday, Dec. 3.

The night kicked off with Nevada wrestling Hollister. The evening kicked off with a JV match up in which Nevada’s Joseph Fahnestock would pick up a win by pinfall. The night for the varsity started at 106 pounds and Nevada got off to a fast start. Freshman Kynndrick Brooks and Kasen Ast both picked up 6 points each by taking an open. Braylin Brooks then pinned his opponent to give Nevada an 18-0 lead. Nevada’s Mokey Dawn lost a close 4-3 decision making the team score 18-3. At 132 pounds Eli Mosher was gained 6 more points by taking an open making the score 24-3. Nevada’s Ethan Dighero keep the winning going by pinning his opponent making the score 30-3. Nevada’s Steven Zachary was pinned at 145 pounds making the score 30-9. The night finished with all wins, Luke Anderson at 152, Tyler Longobardi at 160, Zade Lee at 170 all took opens resulting in another 18 points for Nevada. At 182 Nevada’s Jace Lee was able to pick up a pin fall making the score 54-9. At 195 pound Gauge Boyd picked up an open victory pushing the score to 60-9. Skylur Mashek finished the duel with a pinfall victory giving Nevada the victory with a 66-9 victory

Nevada would then take on Reeds Spring in the second contest of the evening. That varsity contest started at 113 pounds where Nevada’s Kasen Ast picked up an open victory. At 120 Braylin Brooks would pin his second opponent of the evening giving Nevada a 12-0 lead. Reeds Spring would get on the board with a pinfall victory at 126 pounds over Mokey Dawn. Nevada’s Eli Mosher was also pinned at 132 drawing Reeds Spring even at 12-12. Reeds Spring would take the lead by picking up a hard fought decision victory over Nevada’s Ethan Dighero 11-9. Reeds Spring would continue to pull ahead as Nevada’s Steven Zachary was also pinned at 145 pound to lead Nevada 21-12. At 152 pounds Nevada’s Tyler Longobardi would pick up his first varsity pin bringing Nevada closer at 21-18. Zade Lee would pick up a quick 25 second pin at 160 pounds giving Nevada the lead at 24-21. Reeds Spring would retake the lead with an open victory at 170 pounds making the score 27-24. Nevada would answer at 182 when Jace Lee picked up another pin giving Nevada the lead at 30-27. Gauge Boyd would get an open victory pushing the lead to 36-27. Reeds Spring would get right back in the contest by picking up a victory at heavyweight when Skylur Mashek was pinned making the score 36-33. That left the contest on the line when the 106 pounders toed the line. Freshman Kynndrick Brooks would secure the victory by pinning his opponent giving Nevada the win at 42-33. Head Coach David Hawks was very pleased with his teams opening performance, “Overall we were pleased with the outcome from tonight. Anytime you can go on the road and get two conference wins it's a success” Coach Hawks also said that there were several things that needed to be cleaned up which is normal after the first contest of the year, “

Nevada’s freshman class was very impressive, “We had some freshman step up and really looked impressive tonight. Kynndrick Brooks, Casen Ast, Luke Anderson, and Tyler Longobardi all freshman that ended the night undefeated.”

Nevada’s Lady Tiger Wrestlers will head to Pleasant Hill for a tournament on Friday followed by the Tiger Wrestlers headed to Pleasant Hill for the Steve Leslie Tournament on Saturday.

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