Trio leads Cougars to tournament title

Three Laughlin wrestlers earned individual titles to lead the Cougars to the team championship in the Pahranagat Valley Invitational in Alamo.

Laughlin’s Brian Romero (125 pounds), Jake Hodges (140) and heavyweight Justin MacDonald each took first place with 3-0 finishes to help the Cougars win the team title with 134 points.

Eureka was second with 122 points, followed by Spring Mountain (94), Lincoln County (88) and Round Mountain (78).

Pahranagat Valley’s Trey Turley capped a 3-0 run through the 130-pound division by earning a first-period pin in the finals.

Pahranagat Valley Invitational
Laughlin 134, Eureka 122, Spring Mountain 94, Lincoln County 88, Round Mountain 78, West Wendover 75, Pahranagat Valley 67½, Tonopah 57, Pahrump Valley JV 55½, The Meadows 55
Championship Matches
103—D. Olsen, LC, d. M. Olsen, LC. 119—Ballejos, LC, d. Duncan, SM. 125—Romero, Lau, d. Higbee, Pahran. 130—Turley, Pahran, d. McCormick, Pmp JV. 135—Cutler, RM, d. Minniear, Lau. 140—Hodges, Lau, d. Eteil, Mea. 145—Smith, RM, d. Smith, WW. 152—Anderson, WW, d. Reed, SM. 171—Ashcraft, Eur, d. Billingsley, SM. 189—Lyk-Jensen, LC, d. Gromis, Ton. 215—Hale, Eur, d. Linares, Pahran. 285—MacDonald, Lau, d. Craw, Eur.
Third-Place Matches
103—Gaskill, Pmp JV, d. Nelson, Eur. 119—Nelson, Eur, d. Neil, Mea. 125—Mair, Eur, d. Harris, Pmp JV. 130—Powell, Pmp JV, d. Melkoumov, Mea. 135—Larrabee, RM, d. Friday, SM. 140—Miller, Lau, d. Roushia, Pmp JV. 145—Carman, Ton, d. Brown, Mea. 152—Rubino, WW, d. Boggs, WW. 171—Blevins, WW, d. Smith, SM. 189—Musniki, Ton, Pizano, SM. 215—Gromis, Ton, d. Eaton, Eur. 285—Lakes, Lau, d. Luna, WW.