Six youths take top spot |

Six youths take top spot

Gold Mine wrestling club played host to the Sacramento Area Wrestling Association Tournament last Saturday at Nevada Union High School and six Gold Mine wrestlers earned first place on their home mats.

Five of those wrestlers won in the freestyle tournament, which included more than 370 wrestlers, while another Gold Miner took first in Greco Roman.

Six-year-old Dawson Fay won the 60-pound weight class championship in the Pee Wee division. Johnny Callas won the 89-pound class in the Novice division. Jimmy Klauer captured first place in the 135-pound class of the Novice division.

Also taking first were Tel Newman in the 124-pound Novice class, and Julian Purdy in the 87-pound Schoolboy class. Jacob Purdy took first place in the 105-pound class of Greco Roman.

Finishing second in their respective freestyle classes were: Garret Wells (38-pound, Pee Wee), Antonio Lopez (62, Novice) and Robin Callas (100, Schoolboy). Julian Purdy finished second in the 87-pound Schoolboy class in Greco Roman, while Will Sumner also finished second in the Greco Roman 89-pound Novice class.

Third-place, freestyle finishes were earned by Matthew Corkery (55, Bantam), Ethan Garrity (94, Bantam), Teven Painter (57, Bantam), Ryley Berzins (70, Novice), Will Sumner (89, Novice), Tyler Szura (99, Schoolboy), Rafael Iriarte (189, Cadet), Trevor Painter (125, Cadet) and Jacob Purdy (105, Cadet).

Finishing in fourth place were: Dominic Garrity (94, Bantam), Joshua Smith (46, Bantam) and Michael Tipton (61, Novice).

The 400 freestyle team of Bock, Joey Thompson, Angold and Agnew closed the meet with a victory in 3:50.15.

Agnew won individually in both the 200 freestyle (2:07.69) and 100 backstroke (1:01.00). Rogers was also a double winner, taking first in the 50 freestyle (23.54) and 100 freestyle (54.81).

Bear River also got a winner out of Thompson – just a freshman this year – in the 200 individual medley in 2:19.44. Fellow freshman Tony Scopelli took first in the 500 freestyle in 5:43.06.

The boys evened their record to 1-1 in the PVL.


To contact Sports Writer Ross Maak, e-mail or call 477-4244.

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