Pahranagat Valley’s Hagen Harris (106) takes control of his opponent during a match at the Panther Invitational tournament Jan. 11.

Dave Maxwell
Pahranagat Valley’s Hagen Harris (106) takes control of his opponent during a match at the Panther Invitational tournament Jan. 11.

Pahranagat Valley hosted their annual invitational wrestling tournament Jan. 11 at the school. Not as many teams came this year as have in the past, but of those that did, they enjoyed their time.

With the fewer number of teams, tournament director Mike Sparrow decided to have a round-robin affair where the wrestlers in a given weight class would wrestle every other man in the same weight class.

For example, Jesse Jones (145) wrestled all the other wrestlers at that weight rather than having brackets where one person would be finished after losing two matches.

For the Panthers, Hagan Harris (106) took second place, Jones was first place with Gavin Minick placing third. Tayt Leavitt (195) was second place and John Stewart was second at 285.

Harris pinned O’Keefe (Clark) and Gomez (Sunrise Mountain) in his first two matches. Had a bye in the third match, then next pinned Rodriguez (Del Sol), but lost in the finals to Diaz (Sunrise Mountain).

Jones (145) took first place and won all his matches by pin. First over first pinned teammate Gavin Minick, Then over Tomeskog (Indian Springs), Miranda (Clark) and Estrada (Sunrise Mountain).

Gavin Minick (145) lost his first match to Jones (PVHS), won by fall over Estrada (Sunrise Mountain) in the second match and followed that with a pin over Tomeskog (Indian Springs).

Jake Griffin (170) unfortunately lost all his matches by pin, First to Alrabadi (Clark), Redd (Moapa Valley) and finally Witte (Indian Sunrises).

Tayt Leavitt (195) won two matches and lost one.  He first pinned Mortenson (Moapa Valley) and Salgada (Clark), but then lost a 9-6 decision to J. Castro (Sunrise Mountain).

John Stewart (285) won his first two matches by fall over Jackman (Moapa Valley) and E. Castro (Sunrise Mountain), then lost in the finals by pin to Lara (Sunrise Mountain).

This weekend, Jan. 18-19, the Panthers are taking part in the Chaparral tourney in Las Vegas.

The 2A duals will take place Jan. 24 in Tonopah.