Fiegener earns All-American status

By: Matt Long
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Nick Fiegener is only a freshman, but he is Folsom High’s third all-American wrestler as he placed seventh in the 138-pound weight class at the National High School Coaches Association Wrestling Championships held last week in Virginia. Fiegener won five of his seven matches to place seventh, joining Folsom High senior Tianna Camous and Folsom High graduate Jordan Hart as wrestling All-Americans. Fiegener did it the hard way too, losing his opening match to the eventual champion before winning four straight matches to reach the medal round. He then lost a 2-0 bout in overtime before earning a win by injury default to place seventh. Fiegener was one of 10 freshmen All-Americans from California who helped California to a third-place team finish for the freshman division at nationals. Fellow Folsom High freshman Kyle Parrott also competed in the tournament in the 128-pound weight class. He won his opening match, but then lost his next two. Teammate Isaias Diaz also competed in the junior division at 148 pounds, winning three of his five matches to place in the top-16 in the country. Diaz won his first two matches before losing and dropping down to the consolation bracket, where he won his first match before being eliminated two wins from reaching the status of All-American. “The boys all got national experience and exposure which will serve them well in the future,” Folsom coach Mike Collier said. “We came back with an All-American and all three won matches. We would like to thank all of the sponsors and donations that came in to help make this trip possible.”