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Three county wrestlers first at Powell tourney

Dec 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Two champs were from lander, the other from Dubois.

Two Lander Valley High School Tigers and one Dubois Ram tasted individual titles Saturday at the Powell Invitational wrestling tournament.

For Lander, Palmer Schafer won his title at 106 pounds, and Andrew Von Rein won at 138 pounds.

Sterling Baker steamrolled to the title in the 195-pound weight class for the Dubois Rams.

The tournament started the high school wrestling season.

"We wrestled pretty decent at Powell," Lander coach Nick Fulton said. "Our seasoned kids got a lot of matches and set the tone for the year. Some of our young kids got experience and most had success on some level."

The Tigers were sixth in the team standings with 132 points for the highest finish among Fremont County teams in the field.

"Some weights in Powell were absolutely loaded," Fulton said. "The 120-pound and 126-pound had returning medalists meeting in the first round. All of the place winners were very solid competitors. Overall, I thought the competition was very good. It was a great way to start the year."

Shoshoni scored 68 points to place 12th in the large field.

Wind River was 17th (33 points) and Dubois came in 18th (28.5).

"We talked to the kids about this season being a marathon," Fulton said. "We use Powell as a baseline and work to improve every week from there."

Powell put together 306.5 points to win its own tournament title.

Colstrip, Mont, ended up second, scoring 234 points. Sheridan came in third at 211.

Powell Invitational wrestling tournament

Team standings

1. Powell, 306.5; 2. Colstrip, Mont., 234; 3. Sheridan, 211; 4. Kelly Walsh, 196.5; 5. Casper Natrona, 181; 6. Lander, 132; 7. Gillette, 113; 8. Gillette, 113; 9. Rawlins, 108; 10. Greybull, 99; 11. Buffalo, 75.5; 12. Shoshoni, 68; 13. Thermopolis, 64; 14. Cody, 63; 15. Worland, 37; 16. Rocky Mountain, 35; 17. Wind River, 33; 18. Dubois, 28.5; 19. Lovell, 28; 20. Livingston, Mont. 8; 21. Wyoming Indian, 0.

Individual results

(only last names provided)

106 pounds -- 1. Schafer, Lander; 2. Crawford, Rocky Mountain; 3. Wozney, Powell; 4. Plummer, Cody; 5. Rude, Casper Natrona; 6. Kiser, Kelly Walsh.

113 pounds -- 1. Currier, Colstrip; 2. Cooper, Sheridan; 3. Clark, Kelly Walsh; 4. Pfisterer, Wind River; 5. McConnell, Lander; 6. Galloway, Colstrip.

120 pounds -- 1. Currier, Colstrip; 2. Burton, Buffalo; 3. Reiner, Buffalo; 4. Castle, Thermopolis; 5. Wilkinson, Shoshoni; 6. Smith, Gillette.

126 pounds -- 1. Goss, Sheridan; 2. Karst, Powell; 3. Torgerson, Colstrip; 4. Dickerman, Cody; 5. McKinney, Lander; 6. Atwell, Buffalo.

132 pounds -- Hastings, Sheridan; 2. Currier, Colstrip; 3. Urbach, Powell; 5. Delgado, Rawlins; 5. Rhoades, Casper Natrona; 6. Craig, Powell.

138 pounds -- 1. Von Rein, Lander; 2. Brenton, Casper Natrona; 3. Reynolds, Rawlins; 4. Parham, Powell; 5. McKinsey, Gillette; 6. Berry, Casper Natrona.

145 pounds -- 1. Galey, Kelly Walsh; 2. Catlin, Powell; 3. Hill, Greybull; 4. Nelson, Worland; 5. Atkinson, Casper Natrona; 6. Jaure, Kelly Walsh.

152 pounds -- 1. Salazar, Kelly Walsh; 2. Klein, Rawlins; 3. Widdicombe, Powell; 4. Blaede, Colstrip; 5. Burgos, Greybull; 6. Bernardis, Casper Natrona.

160 pounds -- 1. Miller, Gillette; 2. Larson, Thermopolis; 3. Davis, Powell; 4. Hamilton, Casper natrona; 5. Diede, Buffalo; 6. Peel, Casper Kelly Walsh.

170 pounds -- 1. Brown, Casper Natrona; 2. Cowan, Sheridan; 3. Minge, Shoshoni; 4. Hoge, Colstrip; 5. McCreery, Worland; 6. Araiza, Worland.

182 pounds -- 1. Hendry, Kelly Walsh; 2. Delk, Sheridan; 3. Flicknger, Cody; 4. Brown, Casper Natrona; 5. Welborn, Sheridan; 6. McDaniel, Kelly Walsh.

195 pounds -- 1. Baker, Dubois; 2. Music, Sheridan; 3. Thermopolis, Powell; 4. Berry, Casper Natrona; 5. Mock, Gillette; 6. McFarland, Thermopolis.

220 pounds -- 1. Redland, Greybull; 2. Sessions, Colstrip; 3. Jolley, Lovell; 4 Forester, Shoshoni; 5. Chambers, Sheridan; 6. Shelstad, Gillette.

Heavyweight -- 1. Yates, Colstrip; 2. Stringer, Powell; 3. Davidson, Rawlins; 4. Smith, Rawlins; 5. Gard, Powell; 6. Bernstein, Greybull.

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