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Crater's Meek wins at Sierra Nevada

RENO, Nev. — Logan Meek proved to be unstoppable at the Sierra Nevada Classic and claimed the 145-pound title for the Crater wrestling team at the Reno Livestock Events Center on Thursday.

He helped the Comets to fifth place out of 92 teams

Meek, the third seed, pulled off an upset of top-seeded Nick Rino of Piedra Vista. Meek pinned Rino in 2 minutes, 53 seconds.

“It was a great match for him,” said Crater coach Greg Haga on Meek’s title bout. “He did a great job and took the kid down, put him in a cradle and almost pinned him there. He put him in an armbar to finish him.”

Meek went 6-0 in the two-day event, finishing with five pins and got the edge in a 6-4 decision over 10th seed Sean McCormick of Churchill in the semifinals. Meek improved to 21-0 on the season.

Grants Pass' Trajan Hard, the No. 1 seed at 160, swept through his bracket to capture the title. He earned a 5-0 decision over sixth-seeded Cole Drescher out of Spanish Springs in the championship. As a team, the Cavemen landed 19th place. Hurd is 13-2.

The Comets’ Zeth Brower lost in the 106 championship match to Del Oro’s Antonio Lorenzo. Lorenzo, the No. 1 seed, handed Brower his first defeat of the season with a 10-4 decision. Brower was 5-1 in the tournament and is 14-1 on the season.

Following a Day 1 defeat, Crater’s Beau Crawford won three matches in a row to get to the consolation semifinals. He was pinned by Bellarmine Prep’s Victor Jaquez in 3:07 and settled for fourth place in the 220-pound division.