Spanish Springs didn’t secure yet another High Desert League wrestling title on Wednesday night, but it certainly got a lot closer to one.
Spanish Springs went to Reno, which is widely believed to be the second strongest program in the HDL, and won convincingly, 57-23.
Already with a dual victory over Hug, Spanish Springs improved to a perfect 2-0. Reno fell to 1-1.
Jacob Ruiz (113), Blake Boswell (145), Cole Drescher (152), Jacob Dye (160), Tim Fuller (170) and Logan Klonicke (182) all pinned their opponents in the first round
Vinnie Leon (126) and Casey Joe Preston (220) needed two rounds to earn a pin.
Dustin Congdon (132) won by major decision Tyler Barats (heavyweight) won 4-2.
The only weights Spanish Springs didn’t claim were 106 (pin), 120 (major decision), 138 (pin), 195 (forfeit).
The Cougars can all but wrap up the league title next Wednesday in a home dual with McQueen.
Reed rolls over Hug
Reed wrestling evened its league record at 1-1 with a 60-24 home win over Hug on Wednesday.
The Raiders lost to McQueen in December. Hug dropped to 0-2, already with a loss to Spanish Springs.
Only five matches were wrestled because nine weight classes were forfeited. The Hawks forfeited eight weight while Reed forfeited one.
Freshman Christian Richer (138) and senior Shemar Wiggins (182) pinned their opponents for the Raiders.
Reed goes to North Valleys for another HDL dual next Wednesday.