We had 13 varsity wrestlers compete at the Sierra Nevada Classic which featured 97 teams from 7 western states. We ended up right in the thick of the team race and finished in second place despite not having all of our varsity wrestlers in the lineup.
Folsom had four place-winners which was the most we have ever had. The 2nd place team finish also was the highest we have ever finished at this tough tournament.
Leading the way was Connor Pollock, who won the title at 126 lbs. in a weight class that had 81 competitors. Pollock came in seeded fourth and knocked off the #1 seed from Montana who was a returning state finalist and then went on to beat the #2 seeded wrestler from Oregon in the finals.
Heavyweight Jordan Alleva (seeded 2nd) may have also ended up in the finals, but he got sick and had to default down to 6th place after reaching the semifinals.
Nick Fiegener (145) and Tony Hernandez (132) also had great tournaments and finished 5th despite coming in unseeded.
Alex Wood dropped a controversial first round match to an eventual finalist, but then rattled off 5 straight pins before losing close in the match to place so he ended up in the top 12 at 195.
Other wrestlers who won matches and helped contribute to our second place finish included Carlos Alvarez (3-2 record at 106), Roger Berton (3-2 at 120), Isaias Diaz (2-2 at 152), Ryan Jensen (3-2 at 160), Devon Nooner (1-2 at 170) and Alex Hurlimann (2-2 at 182). Tyler Hoffman wrestled at 113 but was injured in his second match and could not continue. Kyle Parrott (138) also wrestled tough despite being up two weight classes.
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