Gutches wins title at Reno tournament

RENO — Crater's Brock Gutches steam-rolled through to the championship of the 145-pound division at the Sierra-Nevada Classic wrestling tournament Friday.

Gutches was the only Comet to place as Crater finished seventh with 122.5 points in the 95-team field at the Reno Livestock Convention Center. Los Gatos of California won with 145 points.

Gutches had two pins and a technical fall in opening-day action Thursday.

In the quarterfinals Friday, he pinned Adam Goolieb of W.C. Wood High in Sacramento, Calif., in 1:27, then followed with a pin of Walt Davenport of St. Francis High in San Jose, Calif., in 2:37.

In the championship, Gutches defeated Trent DeBraga, 3-1. DeBraga is from Churchill High in Nevada.

"It was a great match," said Comets coach Greg Haga. "DeBraga is a real tough kid. He's the Nevada state champion and has been around forever. Him and Brock have battled back and forth over the years."

Gutches got a takedown in the first period, an escape in the second and rode out DeBraga in the third.

"It was a pretty dominating match," said Haga. "The score doesn't show it, but he (Gutches) dominated him."

Gutches raised his record to 22-1.

Logan Brooks of Crater got within one match of placing before losing, as did Zach Young. Brooks wrestled at 189 and Young at 171.

Crater was in fourth place after Day 1.

"They battled," Haga said of his wrestlers, "but it wasn't anything outstanding. We had one round where we lost our concentration and that cost us."

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