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Another win for Wrangler wrestlers at Wright Duals

Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

The Shoshoni Wranglers captured the Wright Duals wrestling tournament, completing the one-day tournament undefeated.

The Wranglers defeated Wright 42-29 in the title match of the dual meet on Saturday.

In the earlier matches, SHS took down a combined team of Riverton and Dubois wrestlers 45-15, and the Moorcroft junior varsity team 43-22.

The other win was a 54-17 victory over the Douglas JV.

"We were short-handed for the tournament," S

HS coach Tony Truempler said. "I was missing three of my varsity wrestlers. I was a little nervous going into it. It was a little shaky to begin with."

SHS had won the Zach Parish Memorial Duals on Saturday, Dec. 14 to start season two weeks before Christmas break.

Shoshoni is No. 4 in the state in the Class 2-A wrestling rankings. Wright is No. 6 in the state.

"Wright is really tough," Truempler said. "The match was a lot closer than what the score said. They didn't fill some weight classes, and we got some free weight classes.

"It was the toughest dual that we have had this year."

Lineup changes

The Wranglers were missing Trinity Nitchmen at 106 pounds, Tyler Boysen in the 120-pound weight class, and Tyler Clemetson at 132 pounds.

"We had to move a couple people around in the lineup," Truempler said.

Connor Wilkinson was put into the 120-pound weight class and went 5-0 on the day.

Truempler said J.D. Jaeger also went 5-0 in the tournament at 138 pounds.

Alex Minge was nursing a back injury for the Wranglers, but still managed a 3-0 record at 182 pounds.

J.J. Crichton posted a 4-1 record at 160 pounds.

Heavyweight wrestler Galen LaGois registered a 4-0 mark in his matches.

Results from Wright Dual tournament

Pool A

Greybull/Riverside 54, Southeast 12

Casper Natrona JV 42, Niobrara County 20

Niobrara County 31, Southeast 30

Wright 45, Natrona JV 22

Greybull/Riverside 37, Niobrara County 24

Wright 48, Southeast 18

Natrona JV 36, Greybull/Riverside 30

Wright 48, Niobrara County 15

Natrona JV 66, Southeast 12

Wright 40, Greybull/Riverside 36

Pool B results

Moorcroft JV 36, Wind River/Hulett 12

Shoshoni 45, Riverton/Dubois 15

Shoshoni 54, Wind River/Hulett 12

Douglas JV 54, Riverton/Dubois 24

Shoshoni 43, Moorcroft JV 22

Moorcroft JV 39, Riverton/Dubois 18

Shoshoni 54, Douglas JV 18

Douglas JV 36, Moorcroft JV 24

Riverton/Dubois 51, Wind River/Hulett 24

Placing round

First -- Shoshoni 42, Wright 29

Third -- Natrona JV 42, Douglas JV 30

Fifth -- Greybull/Riverside 45, Moorcroft JV 24

Seventh -- Niobrara County 24, Riverton/Dubois 6

Ninth -- Wind River/Hulett 48, Southeast 18

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