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2018 All-State Wrestling Team

First Team

Connor Bourne, Faith Lutheran

The junior won his second state championship at 182 pounds and also claimed the Sunset Region title. He did not lose to a Nevada opponent.

Desmond Bowers, Green Valley

The junior won the 160-pound state championship and helped the Gators finish second in the team score. He and the Gators also won the Sunrise Region title.

Steele Dias, Green Valley

The sophomore won his second consecutive state championship and won the Sunrise Region title at 113 pounds. He helped the Gators win the region title and place second at state.

Wyatt English, Foothill

The 145-pounder punctuated a 47-0 season with an overtime victory in the state title match. He also won the Sunrise Region championship.

David Griffen, Spanish Springs

The 106-pounder was the only freshman in any class to win a state championship. He won by a 6-4 decision and helped the Cougars win the state title. He also won the Northern Region title.

Werner Hunter, Spanish Springs

The senior won the 138-pound titles at the state meet and the Northern Region meet. He helped the Cougars win both as a team.

Mauricio Jimenez, Las Vegas

The senior won the state and Sunrise Region championships at 220 pounds. He helped the Wildcats place third at both tournaments.

Joey Mazzara, Bishop Gorman

The senior won the state title and Sunset Region title by tech fall at 170 pounds. He finished 31-1 and won the Battle of the Belt tournament and was the Adidas national wrestler of the week in late January.

Joe Miller, McQueen

The 195-pound senior won the state championship and was named the Northern Region Upper Weight Wrestler of the Year. He also won the region title via a 6-0 decision.

Colby Preston, Spanish Springs

The junior finished second in the state tournament at 195 pounds and helped the Cougars win the state championship.

Jacob Ruiz, Spanish Springs

The senior finished second at state at 126 pounds, and his only loss to a Nevada opponent was the state champion. He was named the Northern Region Lower Weight Wrestler of the Year and won the region title.

Antonio Saldate, Las Vegas

The 126-pound senior won his third state championship, and his state title victory came against the wrestler who defeated him in the 2017 state final.

Justus Scott, Green Valley

The sophomore won the 152-pound state championship via a 10-0 major decision. He also won the Sunrise Region title, helping the Gators claim the team title.

Ty Smith, Virgin Valley

The senior 120-pounder won his fourth state championship, becoming the 13th Class 3A wrestler to do so. He lifted the Bulldogs to second-place finishes at state and region.

Cameron Thompson, Battle Mountain

The senior won his fourth state championship, winning the 113-pound title by fall in 1:20. He led the Longhorns to a team state title.

Second Team

Nico Antuna, Centennial

The senior won the Sunset Region championship at 138 pounds and came in second at state, losing via a 7-2 decision in the title match.

Rudy Cannon, Virgin Valley

The junior won the Class 3A state title at 106 pounds by fall 1:08 into the match. He won the Southern Region crown and helped the Bulldogs finish second at region and state.

Amado Castellon, Cimarron-Memorial

The 145-pound freshman finished second at state, losing the championship match in overtime. He won the Sunset Region title and helped the Spartans win the team title.

Beau Chacon, Spring Creek

The freshman started his high school career with victories in the Class 3A state and Northern League meets at 152 pounds. He helped the Spartans win both team titles.

Anthony Chavez, Spring Creek

The 145-pound senior picked up championships at the Class 3A state and Northern League meets, helping the Spartans to team championships in both.

Dyllan Fuchs, Spring Creek

The junior won the Class 3A state championship at 138 pounds and helped the Spartans win the team title. He and Spring Creek also won Northern League titles.

Andres Garcia, Spring Valley

After finishing third at the Sunset Region meet, the junior rebounded to win the state championship with a 6-5 decision.

Tyler Green, McQueen

The sophomore was named the Northern Region Middle Weight Wrestler of the Year after winning the region title and placing third at state.

Owen Jones, Spanish Springs

The senior placed second at the state meet after winning the Northern Region title at 120 pounds.

Sean McCormick, Churchill County

The junior won the Class 3A state championship and Northern League crown at 160 pounds.

Randy Nemedez, Reed

After losing in the final of the Northern Region meet, the junior won the 285-pound state championship match in an ultimate tiebreaker over the wrestler who beat him at region.

Diego Ortega, Western

The senior won his second consecutive Class 3A state championship and also captured the Southern Region title at 113 pounds.

Daniel Rodriguez, Cimarron-Memorial

The junior won the Sunset Region title at 138 pounds and finished third at state. He helped the Spartans win the team region title.

Nathaniel Rodriguez, Cimarron-Memorial

The 132-pound junior finished second in the state tournament. He won the Sunset Region crown and helped the Spartans to the team title.

Will Zernich, Green Valley

The sophomore won the state and Sunrise Region championships at 120 pounds. He was one of four Gators to win a state title in their second-place team finish.

Coach of the Year

Joe Immeli, Spanish Springs

Immeli led the Cougars to the Class 4A state championship. Spanish Springs had two state champions, three runners-up and two third-place finishers.

Honorable Mention

Jakob Alvarado, Las Vegas

Cresent Crandall, Virgin Valley

Ben Dooley, Churchill County

Nick Foster, Spanish Springs

Jeff Guthrie, Spring Creek

Richard Kilgore, Centennial

Juan Lopez, North Valleys

Ryan Lopez, Reno

Bryan Lovett, Spring Valley

Tommy McCormick, Churchill County

Blake Murray, Douglas

Marcel Poracky, Churchill County

D.J. Reese, Boulder City

Kaden Renshaw, Durango

J.J. Tuinei, Arbor View

Kevin Villegas, Elko

Morgan White, Pahrump Valley

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