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PREP WRESTLING: Nevada Union impresses at No Guts, No Glory tourney

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Throughout the Holiday break the Nevada Union wrestling team stayed busy and showed what they were made of with an impressive effort at the No Guts, No Glory Tournament at the Hardwood Palace in Rocklin.

The Miners varsity team brought only five wrestlers to the tourney, but still managed to earn seventh place in a field of more than 20 teams.

Wrestling at 126-pounds, Keaton Richards showed he is a force not to be taken lightly. Richards dominated his weight class, placing first and pinning his opponent in the finals.

In the 160-pound weight class, team captain Kashe McHugh proved he is one of the best wrestlers in the state beating the No. 19 ranked wrestler in the state to advance to the finals. McHugh then pinned his opponent in the finals for the win and a first place gold medal.

Wrestling up a weight class Hap Rowe took third at 113-pounds.

Robert Jeanson wrestled up a class, competing in the 120-pound group and went 2-2.

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First time varsity wrestler Hayden Lee showed he belonged by winning his very first varsity match. He unfortunately had to injury default from the rest of the tournament.

"I am very impressed and pleased with my team's performance so far this year," said NU head coach Marlon Jefferson. "I have a small group of highly motivated tough wrestlers with a drive and desire to be the best. I couldn't ask for a better group of wrestlers."

The NU girls team was led by Nikki Jeanson, who brought home a third place medal, pinning every opponent except for one.

"When Nikki is focused she is tougher than nails and it showed this past week," said Jefferson.

Nevada Union's JV team brought five wrestlers and took home three medals. Tanner Takahashi, wrestling at 106-pounds took second place. Joseph Bought, werstling at 160-pounds took third. And, 6-foot, 8-inch, Dylan Hart took third in the heavy weight class.

"Over all I think our JV wrestlers are as tough as they come and will only get better with time, said Jefferson.

The Miners begin Sierra Foothill League duels this week, hosting Del Oro at 6 p.m. Wednesday in NU's wrestling gym.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at sports@theunion.com or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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