The Battle Mountain High School started off their season with a trip to Reno for the younger wrestlers to compete in the Hug Tournament.
“We were forced to cancel our varsity trip to Boise this year due to some injuries that we have been dealing with”, said BMHS coach Mitch Domagala. “However, our younger kids were geared up and ready to hit the mats after almost two years away from action”.
Nine wrestlers competed for the Longhornsn the one-day takedown tournament.
“This was an interesting tournament as the entire focus was on the feet. The kids just went after takedowns, two points then back to the feet for four straight minutes”.
Leading the way for the Longhorns was Cruz Jimenez.
In his first high school tournament he captured the championship out scoring his opponents 127-0.
Dalton Shake went 3-1 and finished in second place while Liam Bundrock came home in third place with a 3-1 record.
“These three came out of the blocks fast and kept going strong. They had a good first weekend, but realize this is just a beginning and they still have lots of work to do”.
Just missing the medal stand were Zane Fetterly, Kayden Kelly, Asher Bundrock, Scott Wall and Cody Holley.
“These guys are close to being on the top," added the coach. "They just need a bit more experience and they’ll be battling for medals every weekend”.
Battle Mountain makes the short trip to Winnemucca on Friday and Saturday for the annual Cody Louk Invitational.