The Carson High wrestling team warmed up for a tough week with a 74-0 win over Hug on Wednesday at home.
"Hug has some issues," Carson coach Tim McCarthy said. "They've really lost a lot to North Valleys and Spanish Springs. They're definitely struggling."
The Hawks had to forfeit five matches against the Senators. "They do have a couple tough kids, but we were jsut able to match up in those weight classes," McCarthy said.
On Saturday, Carson (11-0) will host Spanish Springs, Elko and Galena, beginning at 9 a.m.
"They're all solid programs," McCarthy said. "That's the type of competition we need."
The match between Carson and Elko could be a contest between Northern Nevada 4A's top two teams.
"That's the duals we've been looking for," McCarthy said. "Hopefully, we'll be wrestling well then."
Carson will follow with another tough match at Douglas on Wednesday. The Tigers narrowly missed beating the Senators for the team title at the Sparks Invitational.
"They're certainly closing the gap," McCarthy said. "When we wrestled at Sparks, they were beating us in most head-to-head matchups."
Against Hug, Eric Aguilera (103 pounds), Chris Kotter (152), Chris Ceccarelli (160), Allen Wooldridge (215) and Eric Klug (heavyweight) all won by pin. Klug had the quickest pin in 23 seconds.
Paul Carter (140) won 16-7, Micah Whitcome (145) won 1-0, Chris Donner (171) won 15-7 and Cody Albee (119) won 11-4. Also winning were Joe Neiman (112), Mallory Bozeman (125), Chris White (130), Chandler Brown (135) and Nick Shine (189).
YERINGTON 48, CARSON JVS 24
Tim Ellis (125), Justin Chiazza (130), David Cadwallader (215) and Andrew Candia (heavyweight) all won by pin for the Carson junior varsity team, but it wasn't enough against 3A Yerington.
Winning by pin for Yerington were Brandon Soukup (119), Marvin Zuniga (135), Daniel Lemos (152), Matthew Commander (160), Derek Wellock (171) and Lucas Mudloff (189).
The most entertaining match came when Yerington's Jessie Lemos beat Carson Kevin Riggin 9-8 at 112 pounds. Also winning for Yerington were Brian Murrillo (140) 18-3 and Kevin Brown (11-1).