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Wranglers wrestle to tourney title
J.J. Chrichton of Shoshoni, top, was third in the 160-pound weight division Saturday at the Dogger Invitational in Lingle. Photo by Bruce Tippets

Wranglers wrestle to tourney title

Jan 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Three Shoshoni Wranglers wrestlers won individual titles to help their team win the Dogger Invitational championship Saturday at Lingle-Fort Laramie High School in Lingle.

Shoshoni put together 166 points in the tournament. Saratoga was second at 142.5 points. The Cheyenne East junior varsity team came in third with 140.5.

Shoshoni coach Tony Truempler was nervous before the tournament started.

"We were missing some people for the tournament," Truempler said.

"Saratoga was right there with us the whole time. They are back healthy.

They are a really good team. I had guys who wrestled sick.

They battled through it."

The Wranglers were up by 15 points over Saratoga before the finals had started.

Shoshoni and Sartoga both had three wrestlers in the finals.

Connor Wilkinson captured first at 120 pounds for Shoshoni.

Teammate Alex Minge was first at 170 pounds, and Patrick Forster brought home the title in the 220-pound division.

Shoshoni will enter the Greybull tournament this Saturday.

Truempler is hoping top-ranked 2-A Moorcroft will be in the field. Shoshoni and Moorcroft haven't wrestled this season.

"We really want to see Moorcroft before state," Truempler said.

Champs

Wilkinson had comfortable victories in the first three rounds before the championship match.

In the finals, Wilkinson pinned Wright's Trenton Smith in a time of 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

Wilkinson won the Don Runner tournament a week ago in Pavillion.

In the semifinals, Minge pinned Dylan Lucius from Scottsbluff, Neb., in the semifinals in a time of 4:53.

Minge came up with a tight 4-3 decision over R.J. Seaman from Hanna-Elk Mountain 4-3.

"It was a big deal for Alex because we have battled Seaman for the last three years," Truempler said. "They are great wrestlers."

Forster pinned Nolan Schindler from Burns in a time of 3:23 in the semifinals.

Forster pinned Southeast's Colten Stees in the first period for the title.

"It was a momentum victory for Patrick," Truempler said.

"It really helped Patrick back on track."

Matt Dillon was fifth at 113 pounds. Danny Huxtable came in fourth in the 126-pound weight division.

Tyler Clemetson had a fifth-place finish at 132 pounds.

J.J. Chrichton added third at 160 pounds. Galen LaGois chipped placed fourth in the heavyweight division.

Results from Dogger Invitational held on Saturday

Team standings

1, Shoshoni, 166; 2. Saratoga, 142.5; 3. Cheyenne East junior varsity, 140.5; 4. Bayard, Neb., 131.5; 5. Lingle Fort Laramie, 112; 6. Southeast, 105; 7. Burns, 101; 8. Scottsbluff, Neb., 100; 9. Wright, 99; 10. Casper Natrona junior varsity, 74; 11. Morrill, Neb., 73; 12. Cheyenne South junior varsity, 67; 13. Cheyenne Central junior varsity, 69; 14. Kimball, Neb., 49; 15. Hanna-Elk Mountain, 43; 16. Torrington junior varsity, 30; 17. Gering, Neb., 8; 19. Banner County, 7.

Shoshoni Wranglers

113 - Matt Dillon (3-2) placed 5th and scored 13.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Matt Dillon (Shoshoni) 3-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Quiton Davis (Chey East JV) 2-2 won by fall over Matt Dillon (Shoshoni) 3-2 (Fall 4:24)

Cons. Round 2 - Matt Dillon (Shoshoni) 3-2 won by fall over Devon Anderson (Chey East JV) 0-2 (Fall 4:20)

Cons. Round 3 - Matt Dillon (Shoshoni) 3-2 won by fall over Jacob Cushman (Southeast) 0-2 (Fall 1:56)

Cons. Semi - Chase vossler (Burns) 4-1 won by decision over Matt Dillon (Shoshoni) 3-2 (Dec 12-6)

5th Place Match - Matt Dillon (Shoshoni) 3-2 won by fall over Jared Sheperdson (Lingle-Ft. Laramie) 2-3 (Fall 1:23)

120 - Tyler Boysen (2-2) place is unknown.

Champ. Round 1 - Conrad Near (Chey South JV) 1-2 won by fall over Tyler Boysen (Shoshoni) 2-2 (Fall 0:59)

Cons. Round 1 - Tyler Boysen (Shoshoni) 2-2 won by fall over Dakota Collea (Lingle-Ft. Laramie) 0-2 (Fall 1:51)

Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Boysen (Shoshoni) 2-2 won by fall over Daniel Frenteway (Chey Central JV) 1-2 (Fall 0:48)

Cons. Round 3 - Bradley Bifano (Saratoga) 4-2 won by fall over Tyler Boysen (Shoshoni) 2-2 (Fall 1:50)

120 - Connor Wilkinson (4-0) placed 1st and scored 28.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Connor Wilkinson (Shoshoni) 4-0 won by major decision over Nathan Martinez (Wright) 4-2 (MD 12-1)

Quarterfinal - Connor Wilkinson (Shoshoni) 4-0 won by fall over Daniel Frenteway (Chey Central JV) 1-2 (Fall 3:02)

Semifinal - Connor Wilkinson (Shoshoni) 4-0 won by major decision over Thomas Ingleby (Saratoga) 4-1 (MD 10-1)

1st Place Match - Connor Wilkinson (Shoshoni) 4-0 won by fall over Trenton Smith (Wright) 3-1 (Fall 4:10)

126 - Danny Huxtable (3-2) placed 4th and scored 14.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Danny Huxtable (Shoshoni) 3-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Danny Huxtable (Shoshoni) 3-2 won by decision over Phillip Padilla (Casper Natrona JV) 1-6 (Dec 7-5)

Quarterfinal - Danny Huxtable (Shoshoni) 3-2 won by decision over Orion Smith (Wright) 2-2 (Dec 7-5)

Semifinal - Kaleb Dooley (Chey East JV) 4-1 won by decision over Danny Huxtable (Shoshoni) 3-2 (Dec 4-3)

Cons. Semi - Danny Huxtable (Shoshoni) 3-2 won by decision over Chaze Wiant (Saratoga) 4-2 (Dec 7-2)

3rd Place Match - Terrance McDonough (Chey South JV) 5-1 won by fall over Danny Huxtable (Shoshoni) 3-2 (Fall 2:53)

132 - Cole Cash (0-2) place is unknown.

Champ. Round 1 - Lane Hageman (Lingle-Ft. Laramie) 4-0 won by fall over Cole Cash (Shoshoni) 0-2 (Fall 1:10)

Cons. Round 1 - Cole Cash (Shoshoni) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Brayden Morrison (Casper Natrona JV) 17-14 won by fall over Cole Cash (Shoshoni) 0-2 (Fall 0:45)

132 - Tyler Clemetson (3-2) placed 5th and scored 13.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Clemetson (Shoshoni) 3-2 won by fall over Brayden Enlow (Gering JV) 0-2 (Fall 1:21)

Quarterfinal - Tyler Clemetson (Shoshoni) 3-2 won by fall over Justin Mohr (Kimball) 12-12 (Fall 3:16)

Semifinal - Connor Coughenhour (Casper Natrona JV) 23-6 won by decision over Tyler Clemetson (Shoshoni) 3-2 (Dec 6-3)

Cons. Semi - Merritt Hageman (Lingle-Ft. Laramie) 4-2 won by decision over Tyler Clemetson (Shoshoni) 3-2 (Dec 11-5)

5th Place Match - Tyler Clemetson (Shoshoni) 3-2 won by decision over Brayden Morrison (Casper Natrona JV) 17-14 (Dec 7-0)

138 - JD Jaeger (1-2) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - JD Jaeger (Shoshoni) 1-2 won by fall over Antonio Murillo (Gering JV) 0-2 (Fall 1:26)

Champ. Round 2 - Kristopher Kizzire (Scottsbluff JV) 12-21 won by major decision over JD Jaeger (Shoshoni) 1-2 (MD 10-0)

Cons. Round 2 - JD Jaeger (Shoshoni) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 - Kyle Poling (Chey Central JV) 15-12 won by fall over JD Jaeger (Shoshoni) 1-2 (Fall 3:32)

145 - Adolfo Hernandez (1-2) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Dalton Mizel (Chey East JV) 3-2 won by fall over Adolfo Hernandez (Shoshoni) 1-2 (Fall 1:31)

Cons. Round 1 - Adolfo Hernandez (Shoshoni) 1-2 won by fall over Kyle Spicer (Kimball) 2-9 (Fall 1:50)

Cons. Round 2 - Cutter McWhirter (Chey Central JV) 9-18 won by fall over Adolfo Hernandez (Shoshoni) 1-2 (Fall 1:38)

160 - JJ Crichton (4-1) placed 3rd and scored 21.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - JJ Crichton (Shoshoni) 4-1 won by tech. fall over Brandon Banville (Burns) 4-2 (TF-1 4:00 (15-0))

Quarterfinal - JJ Crichton (Shoshoni) 4-1 won by fall over Francisco Chavarria (Torrington JV) 3-3 (Fall 1:52)

Semifinal - Kodiak French (Wright) 4-0 won by fall over JJ Crichton (Shoshoni) 4-1 (Fall 1:55)

Cons. Semi - JJ Crichton (Shoshoni) 4-1 won by fall over Brandon Banville (Burns) 4-2 (Fall 1:30)

3rd Place Match - JJ Crichton (Shoshoni) 4-1 won by fall over Brody Lay (Lingle-Ft. Laramie) 3-2 (Fall 1:46)

170 - Alex Minge (3-0) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Alex Minge (Shoshoni) 3-0 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Alex Minge (Shoshoni) 3-0 won by fall over Joseph Keating (Casper Natrona JV) 13-15 (Fall 1:11)

Semifinal - Alex Minge (Shoshoni) 3-0 won by fall over Dylan Lucius (Scottsbluff JV) 8-11 (Fall 4:53)

1st Place Match - Alex Minge (Shoshoni) 3-0 won by decision over R.J. Seaman (HEM) 2-1 (Dec 4-3)

220 - Patrick Forster (3-0) placed 1st and scored 28.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Patrick Forster (Shoshoni) 3-0 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Patrick Forster (Shoshoni) 3-0 won by fall over Mario Soriano (Scottsbluff JV) 14-18 (Fall 2:57)

Semifinal - Patrick Forster (Shoshoni) 3-0 won by fall over Nolan Schindler (Burns) 2-2 (Fall 3:23)

1st Place Match - Patrick Forster (Shoshoni) 3-0 won by fall over Colten Stees (Southeast) 2-1 (Fall 1:44)

285 - Galen LaGois (2-2) placed 4th and scored 16.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Galen LaGois (Shoshoni) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Galen LaGois (Shoshoni) 2-2 won by fall over Jacob Wells (Saratoga) 3-2 (Fall 5:46)

Semifinal - Zaine Gallegos (Bayard) 16-3 won by fall over Galen LaGois (Shoshoni) 2-2 (Fall 0:49)

Cons. Semi - Galen LaGois (Shoshoni) 2-2 won by fall over Josh Schutkowski (Chey Central JV) 14-20 (Fall 1:25)

3rd Place Match - Chris Wurm (Bayard) 15-6 won by fall over Galen LaGois (Shoshoni) 2-2 (Fall 2:40)

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