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John HartNevada Union's Wade Sauer (top) eventually pinned Yuba City's John Woody Friday in the 215-pound division, claiming the Metro crown.
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The Nevada Union wrestling team took care of business in this season’s Metro Conference Tournament.

The host Miners (14-2 overall), who stumbled out of the gate in last week’s Sac-Joaquin Section team duals, had nine wrestlers take first place en route to a lopsided team win.

“Wrestling, like a lot of sports, is full of ups and downs,” NU head coach Steve Pilcher said. “We nurtured and encouraged them in practice this week (and they responded).”



NU’s Wade Sauer, who entered the day at 36-1 overall and the section’s No.1 ranked 217-pounder, averted a disaster early in his finals match with Yuba City’s Jon Woody.

Woody, the section’s second-ranked 217-pounder, was down 4-0 when he put Sauer on his back.




“Woody’s strategy was to keep things close and take advantage of any of Wade’s mistakes. Then Woody got him in a cradle and I thought he was pinned,” Pilcher said. “Wade rolled out of it, but when he got back to his feet, he had a look on his face like he knew he (dodged a bullet).”

Sauer went on to pin Woody to take the league crown.

NU’s Dan Jakobs (121-pound weight class) and heavyweight Mike Bock also recorded pins to win league titles.

Luke Manuel (105), Robert McDaniel (114), Drew Maraglia (132) Jon Bird (137), Buddy Brady (147) and Mel Bird (154) also got won league crowns.

Brett Peters (162) and Andrew Jackson (191) each took second for the hosts. Mike Halby (127) and Ian Regnier (142) each placed third. Andrew Moon (173) finished third.

NU’s JV boasted eight individual titles on it’s way to the league title.

Pat Cronan (105), Nate Entrekin (114), Andrew Owen (121), Daniel Bright (127) Thomas Brindley (132), Zach Callas (137), Josh Henry (154) and Brian Wheatley (191) each posted wins.

Tremewan wins PVL title

Kyle Tremewan led the way for the Bear River wrestling team at the Pioneer Valley League Tournament in Lincoln Thursday.

The senior 125-pounder was the Bruins sole title winner.

Josh Jaquier (130-pound weight class), Jon Cummings (140), Michael Richards (160) and Clay Reason (215) each took second place for Bear River.

Adrian Cummings (152) finished fourth.


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