Roseburg wrestlers Nash Singleton (113) and Tristin David (145) made it to Saturday’s quarterfinals of the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nevada.
Singleton won a 9-1 major decision over No. 4 seed Cole Jensen of Payson in the round of 16 on Friday, after winning by fall in the round of 32.
“He’s outstanding. He’s one of our new guys in the line-up as a freshman,” RHS coach Steve Lander said. “It was a very dominant win, he’s a real focused young man.”
Singleton won three middle school state titles at Jo Lane Middle School.
“He’s used to winning, but this is probably the toughest competition he’s ever had,” Lander said.
RHS junior Tristin David pinned No. 3 seed La Costa Canyon’s Alex Hendrix in 3:50 in their round of 16 match.
“Tristin is one of the leaders on the team,” Lander said. “He has had a lot of success as a freshman and then he grew, from 106 to 145, and saw a lot of weight classes. That’s a lot different body type. This year he looks more comfortable. He’s in peak form.”
Rourke Martin (170) will wrestle in Saturday’s consolation bracket.
“This is a super test tournament and there were some close decisions,” Lander said. “We plan on our kids wrestling well, but if you make a single mistake it’s hard to recover at this high level of wrestling.”
Round of 32
Tristin David won a 4-2 decision over Hunter Smith of Alamosa in Friday’s round of 32.
Rourke Martin (170) had a bye in the round of 64 and fell to Levi Hopkins of Colony in 1:29 in the round of 32.
Austin David (152) fell to South Anchorage’s Christian Hudson in 3:37. Hunter Blix (220) was pinned by Aleki Pooi of Sparks in 3:34.
Owen Vredenburg (182) lost to Casteel’s Bryce Mortenson in a 3-1 decision. Darian Thacker (160) dropped a 15-2 major decision to No. 3 seed Justin Wood of Carlsbad in the round of 64. Varris Scanlan (126) dropped a 14-5 decision to Jake Bergstrom of Foothill PC.
Round of 64
In the round of 64, Tristin David, Nash Singleton and Thacker won by fall.
Austin David, Scanlan and Vredenburg won major decisions. Blix won a decision.
Hunter Hillard (195) and Mason Labahn (285) moved into the consolation round after falling in the round of 64.
Adam Leaton (132) an Ethan Arnold (138) fell in the round of 128 to move into the consolation bracket.
Arnold fell in the second round of the consolation bracket round of 64 to Horner’s Wayne Newman in 2:01.
Leaton won a 6-2 decision in the second round of the round of 64 consolation bracket. In the consolation round of 32, Leaton won his first match by fall and the second with a 9-4 decision.
Austin David’s elimination in the round of 32, put him in round 2 of the consolation round of 32 where he won by fall. Martin and Vredenburg also advanced to the consolation round of 16 after a win by fall. Blix advanced to the round of 16 on a 1-0 decision.
Thacker fell in a 12-11 decision in the second consolation round of 32 to Kodiak’s James Goodman. Labahn fell in 4:16 to Alamosa’s Logan Thompson. Hillard dropped an 8-1 decision to Tanner Clem of Layton, and Scanlan was pinned in 1:18 by Jacob Covarrubias of Chandler.
In the consolation bracket’s round of 16 Leaton dropped a 12-2 major decision to Philip Resch of Sherwood.
David lost a 7-2 decision to Pomono’s Gage Bernall and Vredenburg lost to Layton’s Cole Faust in a 16-9 decision.
Blix won the first match in the round of 16 in an 8-2 decision, but dropped a 4-2 decision to Broomfield’s Bryant Walker in the second match to be eliminated from the tournament.
Martin won the first match of the round of 16 by fall and won the second match with a 12-6 decision.
“He’s doing what he needs to do,” Lander said. “He was wrestling this match to survive today and it guaranteed him another match.”