Carson High’s Dominic Porter stands after pinning his opponent at heavyweight Wednesday night. Porter was 1-1 with the win by fall.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
Carson High wrestling got to play a bit of the spoiler role Wednesday evening at Douglas High’s Senior Night.
The Senators were able to win both of their duals over Damonte Ranch, 34-33, and Douglas, 54-21, to sweep the triangular meet.
Meanwhile, the Tigers also fell to the Mustangs, 47-18, in the third dual of the evening.
Though Douglas has a few seniors injured, the Tigers were still able to honor their five seniors who will graduate this spring.
Three of those seniors were able to hit the mat as Jaxon Nixon, Caine Klein and Victor Valdez all scrapped for team points.
At 175 pounds, Nixon fell to Damonte’s Braelen Toles, who was second at Northern regionals last season at 170 pounds.
Carson’s JT Heaton was able to pin Nixon, during the final dual of the night.
Per TrackWrestling, Nixon has compiled a 28-14 record this season on the mat.
Klein and Valdez faced similar fates as both fell in both of their matches Wednesday evening.
Valdez, who will wrestle at 126 pounds for regionals, was tasked with wrestling at 132 pounds and giving up weight during the final dual’s of the season.
Overall, Valdez has a 21-17 record this season.
Klein fell twice by pin to move his record to 12-17 on the season.
For Carson, a convincing win over the Tigers only made the night sweeter after besting Damonte Ranch by one point in the evening’s first dual.
That contest came down to final bout with Carson trailing 33-28.
Only a pin would give the Senators the six points necessary to earn a team win and that’s exactly what they got from Jett Rupert.
Carson’s sophomore wrestling at 138 pounds wasted little time, pinning his opponent in 50 seconds to secure the team dual win.
Against Douglas, Rupert needed just 21 seconds to earn his second pin of the night.
“It’s even more impressive when you find out Jett’s giving up like 12 pounds,” said Carson head coach Nick Redwine. “I don’t think he’s weighed over 130 in like two weeks. Tonight, I was glad he rose to the occasion.”
Toby Krehbiel was also 2-0, following Rupert with two pins of his own at 144 pounds while Jon Barnes-Hurt matched those performances with a perfect night at 150.
At 215, Darron Rey’s third round pin against Damonte Ranch gave the Senators a crucial six points that the coaching staff knew It was going to need.
Jesse Oliva won by decision and fall in his two matches at 106 pounds.
Lucas Wold was equally dominant at 126 pounds, putting together a major decision win and a pin.