The Panthers have plenty of talent but start the season without a lot of depth.
Spring Valley 132-pounder Andres Garcia beat the Sunrise Region champion, the Sunset runner-up and last week’s Sunset Region champion to claim his first Class 4A state championship Friday at The Orleans Arena.
Jesse Jones, Chris Thornton, Reece Thornton and Jon Stewart each won individual titles Saturday and helped Pahranagat Valley’s wrestling team capture the Class 2A Southern Region championship at Laughlin.
Boulder City’s wrestling team claimed five first-place finishes to go along with nine other top-four finishes Friday to roll with the team title at the Panther Inviational at Alamo.
The Panthers expect to be strong at the lower weights and the heavier weights.
Here is a recap of every team that won a state title during the 2016-17 winter sports season and will be looking to defend this upcoming season.
Green Valley sophomore Steele Dias won the 106-pound state championship to help the Gators to their sixth consecutive state title Saturday at Spanish Springs High School.
Having won five consecutive state championships, Green Valley coach Jon Ferry might have expected to feel comfortable with a lead after the first day of the Class 4A state tournament. But Ferry wasn’t feeling so secure as his team prepared to leave the gym after Friday’s semifinal round at Spanish Springs.
Boulder City crowned four region champions and will send 16 wrestlers to the Class 3A state championships.
Boulder City’s wrestling team had nine first-place finishers and rolled to the team title at the Pahranagat Valley Invitational in Alamo on Friday.
Virgin Valley’s wrestling team recorded eight first-period pins on Thursday on the way to a 65-9 win over Moapa Valley in Overton.
The Panthers return nine lettermen and hope to be competitive in Class 2A.
Here is a recap of every team that won a state title during the 2015-16 winter sports season and will be looking to defend this upcoming season.
Adrian Ojeda and fellow senior Robert Razo each won individual state titles at Star of the Desert Arena, helping Green Valley capture its fifth consecutive team championship at the Division I state wrestling tournament.
Zyon Butler and Jermained Leavy each recorded pins in less than a minute in championship matches to help Spring Mountain’s wrestling team win the Division III Southern League title in West Wendover on Saturday.
Boulder City claimed eight individual titles Friday to win the team crown at the Pahranagat Valley Invitational in Alamo.
Preseason information for Pahranagat Valley’s wrestling team.
WINNEMUCCA — With just one returning state placer, Green Valley’s wrestling team didn’t appear to be a favorite to win its fourth straight state title.
Colyn Kruse and Acy Allen each won by pin in the final two matches of the day to allow Laughlin’s wrestling team to win the Division III Southern League championship Saturday at Panaca.
Boulder City’s wrestling team claimed 10 individual titles on Friday to roll to the team championship at the Panther Invitational in Alamo.
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PRIMM — Western High School senior Erik Gonzalez had a big smile on his face after his Division I-A 113-pound state championship match against Elko’s Aram Villegas, Saturday night at the Star of the Desert Arena.
Trent Henrickson and Richard McCullough won individual championships on Saturday to lead Spring Mountain to the team title at the Division III Southern League wrestling meet in Alamo.
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State championships: None
Recent state runner-up finishes: 2008
Recent individual state champions: Jeffery Jones (2012, 113 pounds), Jensen Jones (2010, 130 pounds; 2009 130 pounds; 2008, 112 pounds), Roy Lasike (2010, 135 pounds), Dane Mulliner (2008, 125 pounds; 2007, 119 pounds), Ike Spencer (2008, 189 pounds), Kyle Mulliner (2006, 189 pounds), Daniel Feliciano (2003, 215 pounds), Kyle Crosley (2003, 275 pounds), Josh Sampo (2002, 112 pounds; 2001, 103 pounds), Shaun Loveday (2002, 125 pounds; 2000, 103 pounds), Aaron Spencer (1999, 160 pounds)
Recent league/region championships: 2018, 2008
Recent league/region runner-up finishes: 2007
2018 postseason: Finished fourth at the Class 2A state meet with 84 points.
Won the Class 2A Southern Region meet with 168.5 points, 12.5 points more than second-place Tonopah.
Last 10 seasons
2017-18: Fourth in 2A state meet, 2A Southern Region champion
2016-17: 10th in 2A state meet, fourth in 2A Southern Region meet
2015-16: 10th in Division III state meet, sixth in Division III Southern Region meet
2014-15: Eighth in Division III state meet, third in Division III Southern Region meet
2013-14: 11th in Division III state meet, sixth in Division III Southern Region meet
2012-13: Tied for ninth in Division III state meet, tied sixth in Division III Southern Region meet
2011-12: Eighth in 2A state meet, fifth in 2A Southern Region meet
2010-11: 14th in 2A state meet, ninth in 2A Southern Region meet
2009-10: Seventh in 2A state meet, fourth in 2A Southern Region meet
2008-09: Ninth in 2A state meet, sixth in 2A Southern Region meet