Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorThe 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."
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
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
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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