Fallon's Melendy fourth at Spring Creek tournament

Fallon’s Carson Melendy was the team’s only medalist after he took fourth in Saturday’s Spring Creek Kiwanis Tournament.

Fallon’s Carson Melendy was the team’s only medalist after he took fourth in Saturday’s Spring Creek Kiwanis Tournament.

The Greenwave wrestling team sent one grappler to the podium after finishing 17th at the two-day Spring Creek Kiwanis Invitational on Saturday.

Fallon scored 67 points to finish fifth out of the Northern 3A schools with Elko being the highest finisher among Nevada schools with 199 points and third place. Fallon travels to Fernley on Friday for the two-day Vaquero Invitational.

Carson Melendy finished fourth after battling through the consolation bracket when he fell out of the championship quarterfinals. After back-to-back falls to set up the quarterfinal bout, Melendy fell to Caldwell’s Darven Johns with 16 seconds left in the opening period. Melendy, though, won his next three by major decision to set up a battle for third place. Melendy, though, fell to Caldwell’s Hunter Bildiman one minute into the second period.

Isaiah Diax (144), Troy Shelton (157), Joseph Romero (175) each finished 3-2.

After losing his first match, Diaz won his next two by major decision before a 3-1 win over White Pine’s Tristin Gubler in the fourth round. Diaz, though, fell to Tanner Hall from Wells in his last match. Shelton won both of his matches in consolation when he pinned Eureka’s Kail Ellcey and Caldwell’s Patrick Good. After falling in his first match, Romero pinned Reno’s Geo Pader and Tonopah’s Samuel Nichols before decisioning Moapa Valley’s Anton Riedel, 7-6.

Evan Mackuliak (106), Lonnie Adams (132), Caden McKnight (144), Quentin Hornbeack each finished 2-2.

Mackuliak had two pins over Reno and White Pine opponents, before falling to Moapa Valley’s Morris Wolfley in the consolation’s fourth round. Adams won his first by fall but lost a 15-9 decision to drop into consolations. Adams pinned Sparks’ Kayden Hulet but fell to Elko in the final match.

McKnight pinned his first opponent before falling to Reed in the second round. McKnight, though, decisioned Buhl’s Braxton Brown, 13-7, before falling to Lowry Blue’s Billy Delong. Hornbeak pinned Elko’s Kian Stuart and decisioned Battle Mountain’s Andy Wall, 4-2, in the consolation bracket before falling to Reed in the third round.

Manuel Barros (106), Maximillion Dahl (113), Jaiden McFadden (126), Nathaniel Zackery (126), Manuel Karaway (150), Thayne Hatch (157) and Michele Grossi (215) each finished 1-2.

Barros won his first bout by fall but was pinned in his next two with the final match falling in the first period to Damonte Ranch’s Jaedin Low. After falling to Fernley in the first match, Dahl pinned Weiser’s Blake Quinton in the second period but fell to Moapa Valley in his final match.

McFadden pinned his first opponent, Hug’s Ethan Murray, but fell in his final two to Caldwell and Virgin Valley. Zackery dropped into consolations after his first match but rebounded with a fall of Lowry Gold’s Jayden Howard with nine seconds to spare in the first period. Karaway pinned Hug’s Jayden Segura for his first win but fell to Spring Creek and Reed in his next two.

Hatch pinned Fernley’s Teague Kenision for his lone pin before falling to Weiser and Reed. Grossi pinned Damonte Ranch’s Anthony Franklin in the consolation’s second round for his lone win.

Andre Green (113), Macray O’Neill (165), Colton Blankenship (175), Tyson Wilson (190) and Sean Reeder (285) each finished 0-2.


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