SPRING CREEK — Entering the Spring Creek Kiwanis Invitational with four members, the Wells wrestling team managed to place one grappler and neared another medalist.
As a team, the Leopards finished 21st of 27 teams with 27 points.
Peavey pinned each of his first-two opponents before dropping a 14-7 decision to Reno’s Tasker Eson in the quarterfinal round.
From the consolation bracket, Peavey bounced back with a 7-2 win against Fernley’s Kennith Nystrom and edged out Battle Mountain’s Stone Whitlock in a 4-3 battle.
In the consolation semifinal, Peavey found the short side of a competitive, 4-2 match versus Reno’s Miles Ipsen.
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However, Peavey closed the tournament on a high note — gutting out a 3-2 victory against Spring Creek’s Gabe Ekanger in the fifth-sixth match.
Wells sophomore Chris Franco did not place, but he managed to muster a winning record on the weekend — going 3-2 with two wins by fall at 138 pounds.
Franco rolled to a 2-0 mark with a pin at the 3:07 mark against Churchill County’s Wyatt Hatch, but he lost a 13-2 contest by major decision during the quarterfinal round to Reed’s Alejandro Casarez — who was voted the outstanding wrestler of the tournament in the middle divisions.
Franco rebounded with a win by fall at the 2:17 mark versus Twin Falls’ Hunter Gause, but Franco was beaten for the second time of the tourney by a score of 8-3 against Lowry’s Caden Ricci.
The Leopards will host the Chimney Rock tournament on Saturday, in Wells.