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Shoshoni hosting big wrestling tournament
Dec 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
The second step in the wrestling season for the majority of Fremont County's teams comes at the annual Zach Parish Memorial duals on Saturday in Shoshoni.
The field consists of Shoshoni, Wind River, Wyoming Indian, Lovell, Kemmerer, Pinedale, Big Piney, Lyman, Riverton, Worland, Rocky Mountain and Dubois.
The tournament starts at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Tournament officials are hoping to have all the duals finished by 3 p.m.
Wrestlers are expected to get five matches in during the day.
"Every match that you wrestle is important," Shoshoni Wranglers coach Tony Truempler said. "That is how you have to look at it. That is one of the things that we push."
Two mats will be used in the main gym and one in the back gym.
The tournament has a round-robin format.
Truempler is expecting to combine some of the smaller teams to fill all the weight classes.
"We have a really strong shot at winning it," Truempler said. "It will be a good test for everybody. All the teams coming in are pretty solid. There is going to be some good wrestling."
The Wranglers will fill every weight class expect for 182 pounds and 195 pounds.
Trinity Nitchman is slated to start for SHS at 106 pounds and Matt Dillon in the 113-pound bracket.
Tyler Bosen goes at 120 pounds followed by Connor Wilkinson (126), Daniel Huxtable (132), Tyler Clemetson (138), J.D. Jaeger (145 pounds), J.J. Pintzeger (155).J.J. Crichton (160 pounds), Patrick Forester (220 pounds) and Galen LaGois (heavyweight).
"We moved some people around just to fill as many weight classes as we can," Truempler said. "I'm pretty excited about our lineup. The four guys that we have in the middle we can move those guys where ever we want and they are going to be successful."
The Wranglers started the season last weekend at the Powell Invitational. Powell won the team title.