Submitted by John Gavin

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From left: Coach John Gavin; Alex Bass; Chase Reeves; Cayden Marnin; Brenna Dore’; Dakota Phelps and coach Brian Thompson.

Sixteen teams from Nevada and California participated in the Junior High State Qualifying Wresting Tournament in Carson City on Saturday, March 9.

The Hawthorne Junior High team was represented by 5th Graders: Chase Reeves, Alijha Hurd, Jared Reuter and Cayden Marnin; 7th Graders: Mason Gemelke, Brenna Dore’ and Dakota Phelps and 8th Grader: Alex Bass.

To advance to the state tournament to be held in Lovelock on Saturday, March 16, wrestlers had to place in the top four of their respective weight class.

Five Rockets advanced. Reeves, Dore’, Phelps, Marnin and Bass.

“It was a grueling day of wresting. We fought hard and came away with some big victories, “Coach Gavin said.

Wrestlers are coached by John Gavin and Brian Thompson. Team mom is Kristin Reeves.