Johnathan Artz and Spencer Rodgers both walked away with individual titles at Saturday’s JV wrestling tournament at Morse Burley Gym.
Both wrestlers compiled perfect 3-0 marks, Artz at the 138-pound level and Rogers at the 120-pound mark.
“Artz showed a lot of heart,” Carson coach Paul Carter said. “The big thing in JV tournament is who makes the fewest mistakes and you don’t want to make a big mistake. Spencer is tough. He’s wrestled a couple of varsity tournaments and helped us tremendously,”
Artz’s win in the finals was especially impressive. He found himself trailing 5-0 in the first round, but battled back to a 5-all tie against his Spanish Springs opponent. The pair traded points until the waning seconds of the match when Artz was awarded two points which was enough for an 11-9 win.
Rogers’ victory was impressive, but didn’t have the drama of Artz’s win. Rogers rolled to an early 4-1 lead and ended up with a 9-3 victory.
The Senators had three wrestlers place second — Casey Stevens (106), Kevin Rusler (170) and Sheldon Miller (220). Grabbing third-place medals were Jake Roman (113), John Rowe (126), Alex Honeycutt (152), Corey Jasper (220). Alex Estrada (138) and Michael DeBaun (182) were fourth. DeBaun had the fastest pin of the day, collecting a 10-second fall.
No team scores were kept.
S. Lutheran 42, Pyramid Lake 40
Michael Patrick scored in the waning seconds of the game to snap a 40-all tie and give the Falcons a close win.
Patrick had tied the game at 40 with a a three-point play.
Sierra Lutheran trailed 29-17 at the half, but the Falcons held a 25-11 edge in the second half.
Patrick finished with 20 point, while Jerod Hamilton added 12 and Evan Lewis eight.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Boys basketball: Wooster at Carson, 7 p.m.; Dayton at Truckee, 7:30
Girls basketball: Wooster at Carson, 5:15 p.m.; Dayton at Truckee, 6 p.m.
Wrestling: Damonte Ranch at Carson, 5 p.m.
Boys basketball: Carson at Nortth Valleys, 7 p.m.; Fernley at Dayton, 7:30 p.m.
Girls basketball: Carson at North Valleys, 5:15 p.m.; Fernley at Dayton, 6 p.m.
Wrestling: Carson at Chris Snowden Memorial in San Anselmo, 9 a.m.; Carson JV wrestling at North Valleys, 9 a.m.; Dayton wrestling at Spring Creek