Fallon wrestling sends 14 to Northern 3A regional

Junior Steven Moon was the only Greenwave wrestler to finish undefeated in last weekend’s league dual event at North Valleys High School.

Junior Steven Moon was the only Greenwave wrestler to finish undefeated in last weekend’s league dual event at North Valleys High School.
Photo by Thomas Ranson.

 After a year with no wrestling, the Greenwave will send a near-complete lineup to this weekend’s regional tournament.

Fallon competed in last weekend’s Northern 3A duals at North Valleys High School, which determines seeding for the regional tournament that runs Friday and Saturday at Spring Creek High School.


Fallon will fill 10 of the 14 weight classes to go with four additional non-scoring wrestlers as the Greenwave look to qualify as many as possible to next week’s state tournament in Boulder City. The top four in each weight class advance.


“This weekend went well overall,” Fallon coach Trevor de Braga said. “We had some kids really wrestle well and had some kids lose some matches that we should have pulled out and won.”


During the duals, junior Steven Moon (160 pounds) finished undefeated (11-0) against the 3A East and West schools, while freshman Jaiden McFadden (120) won all but one of his bouts (10-1).


Fallon freshman Jaiden McFadden lost only one match at 120 pounds and he enters as one of the favorites to qualify for state.
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“Steven had an undefeated weekend with not really giving up any points against him. Steven will go in as a well-deserved one seed and is looking for his berth to state,” de Braga said. “Jaiden had a great weekend only losing to a strong Elko kid. If Jaiden continues on this hot streak he is on, making it to state should not be a problem.”


Troy Shelton (152) finished 9-2 and Andrew Douglas (126) and Isiah Diaz (138) each went 8-3.


De Braga said both Douglas and Diaz were on pace to go undefeated but mistakes resulted in the three losses.


“Andrew has the talent (he) just has to cut out some mistakes and he will be able to make the top four to punch a ticket,” de Braga added. “Isiah could arguably be the best in the North. With having a lead in all his losses, he made some big mistakes that cost him. He’s been to state before and he hopes to fix some of those this week and make it another year to state.”


De Braga said Shelton, whose older brother, Cody, a senior, is out this year due to injury, was on a mission last weekend.


“He wrestled with a chip on his sleeve and really wrestled well,” de Braga said. “One of his two losses he was winning, as well, and he made a mistake. Troy is a kid that has a lot of strength and explosion and could be a regional finalist if not champion.”


Senior Lucas Prinz (132), Colton Blankenship (182) and Sean Reeder (285) each finished 7-4, and Everdmar Garcia (145), who’s recovering from an injury, finished 5-6. Senior Xavier Capton (170) didn’t wrestle but will compete in the regional.


Alternates include Lonnie Adams (126), Caden McKnight (145) and Macray O’Neill (152). Manny Karaway and Quentin Hornbeak (138) wrestled each other on Monday to determine the fourth alternate.

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