Marshfield’s wrestling team advanced five athletes to the quarterfinals in the 86-team Sierra-Nevada Classic at Reno on Thursday.
Kody Koumentis (113 pounds), AJ Lira (138), Willy Jantzer (145), Garrett Lefebvre (152) and Travis “Junior” Wittlake (170) all won three matches Thursday to reach the quarterfinals. Koumentis, Lefebvre, Jantzer and Wittlake all pinned all three of their foes Thursday. Lira won all his matches by decision, including a sudden-death victory in the third round.
Frankie Harlow (120) and Phillip Hernandez (285) both won their first two matches before losing in the third round and bounced back to win a consolation match and stay alive in the tournament. Tyler Post (285) was eliminated with a loss in the fourth round of consolation.
Colton West (126), Will Forbes (160) and Alvaro Ruiz (220) all won one match in the big tournament.
Marshfield stood 13th after the first day in the team standings.