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RHS wrestlers got medals in Evanston

Dec 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

The huge tournament drew from three states to open the season.

Numerous medals were earned Saturday by the Riverton Wolverines in the varsity, junior varsity and freshman divisions at the Evanston Invitational wrestling tournament.

The season-opening tournament drew wrestlers from Utah, Colorado and Wyoming to the double-elimination field.

Riverton's Reece Prosser had the best finish among the Wolverines, fourth in the 182-pound weight class.

Prosser was pinned in the first-round by Micio Cruz from Cheyenne East in a time of 1:58.

Prosser then tallied four straight victories before losing to Chance Warr from Grantsville, Utah, 8-0 for third.

Joey Ladd (113 pounds), Austin Locker (138) and Chris Holcomb (182) competed at the varsity level, but didn't place.

Sub-varsity

In the junior varsity division, Bridger Amman was fourth at 170 pounds.

Chris McIntosh ended sixth at 220 pounds, and teammate David Romero was sixth in the heavyweight division.

In the freshman division, Devin Martinez battled his way to a runner-up finish at 106 pounds.

After earning three wins to advance into the title match, Martinez was pinned at the 2:38 mark by J.J. Seamen from Hanna.

Max Batista was third at 152 pounds for the Wolverines.

Koa Rodriguez added another third place finish in the 160-pound weight class.

Tayte Thomas finished fourth at 145 pounds, and Justyn Corbett was third at 113 pounds.

Weekend

The Wolverines open the Class 4-A West conference with a road dual on Thursday night at Casper Kelly Walsh.

Kelly Walsh is No. 6 in the preseason rankings.

The Wolverines aren't ranked this year. After the Casper dual, Riverton wrestles at the Zach Parish Memorial Duals on Saturday in Shoshoni.

Varsity team standings from Evanston Invitational

1. Union, 171; 2. Cheyenne East, 167; 3. Green River, 165.5; 4. Weber, 151.5; 6. Bear River, 117; 7. Star Valley, 111; 8. Spring Creek, 100.5; 9. Sky View, 97; 10. Morgan, 93; 11. Cokeville, 87; 12. South Summit, 79; 13. Rock Springs, 60; 14. Jackson, 57; 15. Murray, 49; 16. Lyman, 48.5; 17. Wheatland, 38; 18. Mountain View, 34; 19. Ben Lomand, 32; 20. Rich County, 24; 21. Grantsville, 19; 22. Kemmerer, 17; 23. Saratoga, 15; 24. Riverton, 14; 25. Pinedale, 13.

Riverton results from Evanston

Varsity 113 - Joseph Ladd's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Cole Verner (Green River) won by fall over Joseph Ladd (Riverton) (Fall 1:13)

Cons. Round 1 - Joseph Ladd (Riverton) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Joseph Ladd (Riverton) won by decision over Lane Barker (Evanston) (Dec 7-2)

Cons. Round 3 - Zach Sanchez (Rock Springs) won by fall over Joseph Ladd (Riverton) (Fall 0:35)

Varsity 126 - Michael Menzies's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - McCoy Richards (Union) won by fall over Michael Menzies (Riverton) (Fall 2:40)

Cons. Round 1 - Michael Menzies (Riverton) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Michael Menzies (Riverton) won by fall over Logan Parkin (Weber) (Fall 0:42)

Cons. Round 3 - Trenton Eldridge (Cheyenne East) won by fall over Michael Menzies (Riverton) (Fall 1:53)

Varsity 138 - Austin Locker's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Garrett Chadwick (Star Valley) won by decision over Austin Locker (Riverton) (Dec 4-0)

Cons. Round 1 - Austin Locker (Riverton) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Austin Locker (Riverton) won by fall over Jorel Hampton (Murray) (Fall 2:35)

Cons. Round 3 - Dylan Weeks (Sky View) won by decision over Austin Locker (Riverton) (Dec 6-1)

Varsity 182 - Reece Prosser's place is 4th and has scored 15.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Miclo Cruz (Cheyenne East) won by fall over Reece Prosser (Riverton) (Fall 1:58)

Cons. Round 1 - Reece Prosser (Riverton) won by decision over Jace Petersen (Cokeville) (Dec 6-0)

Cons. Round 2 - Reece Prosser (Riverton) won by fall over David Lopez (Ben Lomand) (Fall 1:45)

Cons. Round 3 - Reece Prosser (Riverton) won by fall over Jamarhi Colbert (Ben Lomand) (Fall 2:39)

Cons. Semi - Reece Prosser (Riverton) won by decision over Ross McMullin (Sky View) (Dec 8-1)

3rd Place Match - Chance Warr (Grantsville) won by major decision over Reece Prosser (Riverton) (Maj 8-0)

Varsity 182 - Chris Holcomb's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Chris Holcomb (Riverton) won by fall over Johnathan Tzompa (Jackson) (Fall 0:37)

Quarterfinal - Braydon Busskohl (Lyman) won by decision over Chris Holcomb (Riverton) (Dec 6-4)

Cons. Round 2 - Jamarhi Colbert (Ben Lomand) won by decision over Chris Holcomb (Riverton) (Dec 4-2)

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