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Baker takes crown at 195 pounds for 1-A DHS at Lander invite

Baker takes crown at 195 pounds for 1-A DHS at Lander invite

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Dubois senior wrestler Sterling Baker entered the Lander Invitational Friday and Saturday because he wanted to get tested by Class 3-A and 4-A opponents. ...

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Dubois senior wrestler Sterling Baker entered the Lander Invitational Friday and Saturday because he wanted to get tested by Class 3-A and 4-A opponents. Baker kept his winning ways going, winning the 195-pound title at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse. Baker was the only wrestler for Dubois, which competes in Class 1-A, in the two-day tournament. "Sterling has been looking for competition," Dubois assistant coach Monte Baker said. "We came here because we knew at least Powell would be here. Sterling has been going after everybody regardless of what class they are." His other teammates were at the Thermopolis Invitational. Riverton put four wrestlers in the Lander field. The rest of the team was at the Chadron Invitational. Title run Baker received a pair of byes in Lander to begin the tournament. Baker then pinned Riverton's Kyle Page in a time of 2:51 for a victory in the quarterfinal round. In the semifinals, Baker pinned James Willox of Douglas in a time of 2:30. Baker was pushed to the limit in the title match in his weight class by Zach Thompson of Powell but took a 4-2 victory home for Dubois. "I expected Sterling to score more points than he did," coach Baker said. "Part of the problem today is that we only had one other match (because of the byes). You don't get any warmup to get things flowing." Sterling Baker scored two points on a takedown and two more on a near fall. Thompson put in a reversal for his two points in the second period. The third period was scoreless. "We had several chances on the third period to take control," coach Baker said. Baker is now 25-2 on the season. He is looking forward to the annual Ron Thon Invitational in a couple of weeks at Wolverine Gym in Riverton. Dubois will head to Greybull next week for tournament. Baker gets a chance to see Moorcroft in the tournament. Moorcroft is ranked No. 1 in the team standings in Class 2-A. Riverton Chris Holcomb placed sixth at 182 pounds for the Wolverines. Holcomb lost to Alex Locke from Douglas 6-1 in the quarterfinal round. He then won two consolation matches for a spot in the placing round. Worland's Mickey Osbon pinned Holcomb in the consolation semifinals. Ben Flickinger of Cody chalked up a 9-1 major decision over Holcomb for sixth. Tyler Allen (152 pounds), Kyle Page (195) and David Romero (heavyweight) all competed in the tournament but didn't place. Results from Lander Invitational Team standings 1. Powell, 295.5; 2. Douglas, 201.5; 3. Worland, 193.5; 4 Cody, 143; 5. Lander, 106; 6. Jackson, 104; 7. Star Valley, 99.5; 8. Lyman, 90; 9. Rock Springs, 90; 10. Rawlins, 82; 11. Torrington, 65; 12. Glenrock, 64; 13. Pinedale, 41; 14. Mountain View, 38.5; 15. Dubois, 28; 16. Kemmerer, 21; 17. Riverton, 18; 18. Kelly Walsh, 2. 106 pounds 1st Place - Noah Wozney of Powell 2nd Place - Palmer Schafer of Lander 3rd Place - Danny Macy of Rock Springs 4th Place - David Plummer of Cody 5th Place - Jordan McClintick of Glenrock 6th Place - Dane Waldron of Star Valley 1st Place Match Noah Wozney (Powell) 24-9, 1st. over Palmer Schafer (Lander) 36-6, Fr. (Dec 16-13). 3rd Place Match Danny Macy (Rock Springs) 28-9, Fr. over David Plummer (Cody) 17-11, Fr. (Fall 1:41). 5th Place Match Jordan McClintick (Glenrock) 17-9, Sr. over Dane Waldron (Star Valley) 20-16, Fr. (MD 10-2). 113 1st Place - Brodie Douglass of Lyman 2nd Place - Colby McCaslin of Rawlins 3rd Place - Trevor Bennett of Douglas 4th Place - Payton Connolly of Douglas 5th Place - Nathan Gifford of Cody 6th Place - Mark McConnell of Lander 1st Place Match Brodie Douglass (Lyman) 4-0, So. over Colby McCaslin (Rawlins) 19-10, Sr. (Dec 9-2). 3rd Place Match Trevor Bennett (Douglas) 25-11, So. over Payton Connolly (Douglas) 13-6, So. (Fall 1:23). 5th Place Match Nathan Gifford (Cody) 15-11, Fr. over Mark McConnell (Lander) 23-10, So. (Dec 5-2). 120 1st Place - Chance Karst of Powell 2nd Place - Traison Swenson of Pinedale 3rd Place - Chad Collard of Rock Springs 4th Place - Corbin Adams of Cody 5th Place - Kyle Carey of Lander 6th Place - Jarrett Daugherty of Star Valley 1st Place Match Chance Karst (Powell) 31-9, So. over Traison Swenson (Pinedale) 27-8, Sr. (Fall 3:39). 3rd Place Match Chad Collard (Rock Springs) 32-9, So. over Corbin Adams (Cody) 21-11, Sr. (Dec 4-2). 5th Place Match Kyle Carey (Lander) 27-11, Jr. over Jarrett Daugherty (Star Valley) 23-16, So. (Fall 2:42). 126 Results 1st Place - Nic Urbach of Powell 2nd Place - Jackson Taylor of Glenrock 3rd Place - Max Dickerman of Cody 4th Place - Brandon Claye of Star Valley 5th Place - Zack Deitchler of Jackson 6th Place - Cezly Collard of Rock Springs 1st Place Match Nic Urbach (Powell) 32-8, So. over Jackson Taylor (Glenrock) 25-4, So. (Fall 1:35). 3rd Place Match Max Dickerman (Cody) 14-8, Sr. over Brandon Claye (Star Valley) 29-12, Fr. (Fall 4:14). 5th Place Match Zack Deitchler (Jackson) 21-17, Sr. over Cezly Collard (Rock Springs) 18-12, Sr. (For.). 132 1st Place - Zach Hoopman of Douglas 2nd Place - Colton Parham of Powell 3rd Place - Jeff Johnson of Rock Springs 4th Place - Taylor Chapin of Kemmerer 5th Place - Connor Warner of Worland 6th Place - Teno Trujillo of Rock Springs 1st Place Match Zach Hoopman (Douglas) 22-16, Fr. over Colton Parham (Powell) 21-10, Jr. (Fall 3:40). 3rd Place Match Jeff Johnson (Rock Springs) 7-4, Sr. over Taylor Chapin (Kemmerer) 23-9, So. (Dec 6-5). 5th Place Match Connor Warner (Worland) 5-2, Jr. over Teno Trujillo (Rock Springs) 19-17, Fr. (Fall 0:23). 138 1st Place - Justin Lewton of Worland 2nd Place - Andrew Von Rein of Lander 3rd Place - Jake Hicks of Lyman 4th Place - Colbee Craig of Powell 5th Place - Jordan Britton of Torrington 6th Place - Wyatt Summers of Glenrock 1st Place Match Justin Lewton (Worland) 4-0, Sr. over Andrew Von Rein (Lander) 33-5, Jr. (MD 11-1). 3rd Place Match Jake Hicks (Lyman) 25-6, Sr. over Colbee Craig (Powell) 17-15, Sr. (Fall 4:48). 5th Place Match Jordan Britton (Torrington) 16-8, So. over Wyatt Summers (Glenrock) 22-11, Sr. (Dec 6-5). 145 1st Place - Kye Catlin of Powell 2nd Place - Kaden McElhinny of Worland 3rd Place - Justin Polkowske of Torrington 4th Place - Seth Harris of Douglas 5th Place - Dylan Klein of Rawlins 6th Place - Alex Galicia of Jackson 1st Place Match Kye Catlin (Powell) 28-9, So. over Kaden McElhinny (Worland) 3-1, Sr. (MD 13-3). 3rd Place Match Justin Polkowske (Torrington) 26-7, Jr. over Seth Harris (Douglas) 20-12, Sr. (Dec 8-3). 5th Place Match Dylan Klein (Rawlins) 15-11, So. over Alex Galicia (Jackson) 26-16, Sr. (Dec 7-5). 152 Results 1st Place - Matt Widdicombe of Powell 2nd Place - Talyn Kapptie of Worland 3rd Place - Hunter Haman of Douglas 4th Place - Cody Ellison of Lyman 5th Place - Paul Semadeni of Star Valley 6th Place - Weston Bradshaw of Douglas 1st Place Match Matt Widdicombe (Powell) 28-9, Sr. over Talyn Kapptie (Worland) 4-1, Jr. (Dec 11-4). 3rd Place Match Hunter Haman (Douglas) 34-3, Jr. over Cody Ellison (Lyman) 21-8, Jr. (Fall 2:01). 5th Place Match Paul Semadeni (Star Valley) 31-9, Sr. over Weston Bradshaw (Douglas) 14-5, Sr. (Dec 2-0). 160 Results 1st Place - John Beaudrie of Cody 2nd Place - Jacob Davis of Powell 3rd Place - Blake Sanderson of Douglas 4th Place - Hunter Whitney of Star Valley 5th Place - Lane George of Douglas 6th Place - Benjamin Loya of Torrington 1st Place Match John Beaudrie (Cody) 17-2, Jr. over Jacob Davis (Powell) 27-9, Jr. (Dec 7-6). 3rd Place Match Blake Sanderson (Douglas) 29-9, Sr. over Hunter Whitney (Star Valley) 26-14, Jr. (MD 11-0). 5th Place Match Lane George (Douglas) 15-6, Jr. over Benjamin Loya (Torrington) 22-8, Sr. (Dec 6-5). 170 Results 1st Place - Skyler Landerman of Cody 2nd Place - Colter Haman of Douglas 3rd Place - Bowdy Long of Mountain View 4th Place - Grant Nickles of Powell 5th Place - Trevor McReynolds of Douglas 6th Place - Daniel Ariaza of Worland 1st Place Match Skyler Landerman (Cody) 25-2, Jr. over Colter Haman (Douglas) 30-5, Jr. (Fall 2:22). 3rd Place Match Bowdy Long (Mountain View) 3-1, So. over Grant Nickles (Powell) 17-9, Sr. (Fall 2:48). 5th Place Match Trevor McReynolds (Douglas) 15-6, Jr. over Daniel Ariaza (Worland) 7-7, Fr. (Fall 1:43). 182 Results 1st Place - Chance Miller of Douglas 2nd Place - Alex Locke of Douglas 3rd Place - Mikey Osbon of Worland 4th Place - Braydon Busskohl of Lyman 5th Place - Ben Flickinger of Cody 6th Place - Chris Holcomb of Riverton 1st Place Match Chance Miller (Douglas) 26-6, Sr. over Alex Locke (Douglas) 16-8, So. (Dec 11-7). 3rd Place Match Mikey Osbon (Worland) 19-15, Sr. over Braydon Busskohl (Lyman) 8-3, Jr. (SV-2 2-1). 5th Place Match Ben Flickinger (Cody) 21-11, Jr. over Chris Holcomb (Riverton) 2-3, Sr. (MD 9-1). 195 1st Place - Sterling Baker of Dubois 2nd Place - Zach Thompson of Powell 3rd Place - Theodore Dawson of Jackson 4th Place - James Willox of Douglas 5th Place - Nathan Weyrich of Worland 6th Place - Brett Butler of Pinedale 1st Place Match Sterling Baker (Dubois) 22-2, Sr. over Zach Thompson (Powell) 26-8, 1st. (Dec 4-2). 3rd Place Match Theodore Dawson (Jackson) 27-6, So. over James Willox (Douglas) 14-5, Jr. (Fall 2:28). 5th Place Match Nathan Weyrich (Worland) 4-2, Jr. over Brett Butler (Pinedale) 5-5, Sr. (Fall 2:15). 220 1st Place - Casey Hernandez of Worland 2nd Place - Riley Stringer of Powell 3rd Place - Garrett Boner of Douglas 4th Place - Joey Caffaro of Jackson 5th Place - Juan Gomez of Torrington 6th Place - Garrett Reid of Glenrock 1st Place Match Casey Hernandez (Worland) 2-0, Sr. over Riley Stringer (Powell) 22-8, Jr. (Dec 4-2). 3rd Place Match Garrett Boner (Douglas) 28-9, Sr. over Joey Caffaro (Jackson) 20-14, Jr. (SV-1 3-1). 5th Place Match Juan Gomez (Torrington) 14-14, Jr. over Garrett Reid (Glenrock) 16-13, Sr. (Fall 1:56). 285 1st Place - Colton Trisler of Star Valley 2nd Place - Woodrow Davidson of Rawlins 3rd Place - Rowdy Gard of Powell 4th Place - Kegan Wells of Lander 5th Place - John Beck of Jackson 6th Place - Colton Bustillos of Torrington 1st Place Match Colton Trisler (Star Valley) 31-5, Sr. over Woodrow Davidson (Rawlins) 24-6, Sr. (Fall 1:06). 3rd Place Match Rowdy Gard (Powell) 27-7, Jr. over Kegan Wells (Lander) 25-16, Sr. (Fall 2:01). 5th Place Match John Beck (Jackson) 4-2, Sr. over Colton Bustillos (Torrington) 17-10, So. (Fall 2:56).

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