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CV wrestlers take 39th in Reno
Luis Saucedo advances to second day of Nevada tournament
Angel Gonzales and Central Valley will battle the Livingston Wolves today on the road. The WAC dual will begin at 6 p.m. - photo by Courier file photo

Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling team enjoyed the challenge of competing at the 2015 Sierra Nevada Classic.

The Hawks finished in 39th place at the 87-team event, staged Dec. 29-30, at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.

"It's one of the hardest tournaments this side of the country," Central Valley head coach Rob Beckhart said. "I don't know if you can find tougher competition."

The Hawks posted a team score of 60.

Servite (196), Del Oro (179.5) and Folsom (155) took first, second and third, respectively.

"Overall, the kids did a really good job," Beckhart said. "It's the most points we've scored at this tournament. Every match was tough."

Central Valley had just one grappler advance to the second day of the tournament in Luis Saucedo, who was seeded ninth.

Saucedo compiled a 3-2 record in the 113-pound weight class.

He won by pin over Bella Vista's Tim Nishimura (5:59), Grants Pass's Dane Backes (1:06) and Foothill Palo's Cory Willford (0:59).

Luis lost by pin to Foothill Palo's Cory Willford (0:59) and decision to Spanish Springs' Jacob Curiz (6-5).

Basa and Ruiz placed third and fourth, respectively.

Angel Gonzales won three of five matches at 132 pounds.

He won by decision over Calaveras' Andrew Garcia (5-1), ultimate tiebreaker over Carson City's Nathan Mersino (2-1) and major decision over North Valleys' Vincent Delimios (13-5).

Gonzales lost by pin to Tahoma's Justin Sipila (1:37) and Tahoma's Dylan Weiding (3:33).

Gabriel Martinez, Adrian Badillo, David Lezama and Ryan Hendrix all posted identical 2-2 records.

Martinez won by pin over Quincy's Layne Hornback (0:44) and Carmel's Antonio Magana (2:34) at 170 pounds.

He lost by pin to Sprague's Dane Mckinney (2:11) and decision to Lebanon's Orasio Lopez (12-10).

Badillo won by pin over Reno's Bryce Bell (4:25) and Modoc's Robert Dowdy (1:46) at 182 pounds.

He lost by pin to Windsor's Joe Valdes (5:14) and decision to Spanish Springs' Logan Klonicke (7-5).

Lezama won by pin over Servite's Patrick Ferrel (4:30) and Spring Creek's Jesse James (5:40) at 285 pounds.

He lost by decision to Del Oro's Pablo Miller (8-1) and fall to Cleveland's Daimon Altamirano (3:25).

Hendrix won by pin over Castro Valley's Robert Terhell (4:42) and Douglas' Christopher Merritt (1:41) at 126 pounds.

He lost by pin to Oakdale's Ricky Torres (1:19) and major decision to Bear Creek's Rugnao (15-3).

Brandon Senseney Christian Oliver, Jose Castillo, Severo Vazquez, Alex Alvarado and Jason Beckhart collected one win and two losses in their respective divisions.

Senseney won by pin over Sparks' Colby Bowman (0:32) at 120 pounds.

He lost by pin to Lebanon's Justin Lacy (1:42) and Cleveland's Ty Mefford (3:37).

Oliver won by decision over Lebanon's Alec Lathrop (6-4) at 138 pounds.

He lost by pin to Tahoma's Ryden Fu (2:20) and major decision to Shadow Ridge's Brendt Burleson (8-0).

Castillo won by pin over Bellarmine Prep's Zachary Johnson (3:29) at 145 pounds.

He lost by major decision to Spanish Springs' Joseph McKay (9-1) and Cleveland's Jack Luttrell (16-5).

Vazquez won by pin over Terra Linda's Rony Gonzalez (2:30) at 145 pounds.

He lost by decision to Beyer's Quintin May (5-3) and pin to McNary's Wyatt Kesler (1:33).

Alvarado won by pin over Casa Roble's Charles Hubbard (2:46) at 160 pounds.

He lost by pin to Paradise's Kevin Ferreira (3:36) and Shadow Ridge's Jarret Gledhill (3:16).

Beckhart won by pin over Cleveland's Brendon Armstead (5:03) at 220 pounds.

He lost by decision to McNary's Kyle Bonn (2-0) and Ukiah's Dylan Miles (1-0).

Trenton Craig, Wilbur Arellano, Will Sprouse, James Murphy and Thomas Delgado were all beaten twice.

Craig lost by pin to Capital City's Caden Anderson (2:41) and Spanish Springs' Owen Jones (0:56) at 106 pounds.

Arellano lost by decision to McQueen's Alec Mello (9-3) and pin to Redmond's Jack McEathron (2:28) at 113 pounds.

Sprouse lost by pin to Folsom's Curtis Booth (0:51) and decision to Lassen's Patrick McConnell (13-9) at 132 pounds.

Murphy lost by decision to Galena's Damian Garza (15-10) and pin to Kelso's John Stuart (0:26) at 152 pounds.

Delgado lost by pin to Redmond's Austin Hill (0:33) and Palma's Robert Batson (2:16) at 195 pounds.

"We were in the top 15 for most of the first day," coach Beckhart said. "We could have had five or six kids advance to the second day. We made some mistakes. We feel really confident locally. We want to be good everywhere."

Central Valley enjoyed making the eight-hour-plus roundtrip for last week's Reno tournament.

"We made it a team-building thing," Rob Beckhart said. "We stopped at a snow park on the way up. The kids got to ice skate together. They slept in the same rooms. There was a lot of bonding."

The Hawks open the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet season against host Livingston today at 6 p.m.