In one of largest wrestling tournaments this side of the California state championships, the Sierra-Nevada Classic hosted 97 teams and more than 1,000 wrestlers from four states, including Central section powers Clovis West, Buchanan-Clovis, as well as the deep and talented Madera Coyotes.
The venue was the Reno Livestock Events Center, a huge facility where 15 matches went on at the same time. But the Coyotes were far from intimidated by the magnitude of the tournament as they finished ninth as a team with three wrestlers placing over the weekend.
Henley High of Klamath Falls (Ore.) easily won the tournament with 154.5 points while the fight for the rest of the 10 top teams was so close that only seven points separated the Coyotes from No. 5 Paso Robles, 131 to 138.
Clovis West tallied 136 points to place seventh while two-time California state champion Buchanan was 13th with 108 points...