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Riverton matmen score points in Chadron

Jan 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Gavin Wilson put himself in position to challenge for the top spot Friday and Saturday for the Riverton Wolverines at the Chadron Invitational wrestling tournament.

Wilson reached the semifinals at 126 pounds before finishing fifth for the highest finish by the Wolverines.

The double-elimination tournament featured Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming teams.

Riverton finished 18th, scoring 53 points. Gillette tallied 218 points for the team title. Windsor, Colo., was second at 201 points.

Riverton placers

After winning two matches in a row for a spot in the semifinals, Gillette's Taylor Jeffries pinned Wilson at 5:40.

Jeffries has won a Wyoming state high school title.

In the consolation bracket, Austin Krier from Sterling, Colo., pinned Wilson in 1:00.

Wilson finished the tournament pinning Cole Witt from Gordon-Rushville, Neb., in 1:40.

At 170 pounds, Riverton's Reece Prosser went 3-3 to place sixth.

His final victory of the tournament was a sudden-death 3-2 victory over Bradyen Hubbard from Poudre, Colo, in a consolation match.

In the fifth-place match, Brad Hahn from Bennett County, Neb., won a 3-1 decision over Prosser.

Results from Chadron

Invitational tournament

Team standings

1. Gillette, 218; 2. Windsor, 201; 3. Sterling, 153; 4. Fossil Ridge, 121.5; 5. Valentine 116.5; 6. Poudre, 111.5; 7. Chadron, 110.5; 8. Bennett County, 99.5; 9. Natrona, 99; 10. Alliance, 91; 11. Hot Springs, 83; 12 Wheatland, 76; 13. Gordon-Rushvile, 74; 14. Bridgeport, 73.5; 15. Douglas AFB, 72; 16. Custer, 66.5; 17. Gering, 58; 18. Riverton, 53; 19 Laramie, 49.5; 20. Ogallala, 45.5; 21. Mitchelle, 38; 22. Pine Ridge, 37; 23. Crawford, 29; 24. Newell, 19; 25. Minatare, 4; 26. Hemingford, 2.5; 27. Little Wound, 2.0.

Riverton results

106 - Devin Martinez (18-12) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Devin Martinez (Riverton) 18-12 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Devin Martinez (Riverton) 18-12 won by fall over Simon Krebsbach (Fossil Ridge) 7-11 (Fall 5:29)

Quarterfinal - Daniel Goings (Chadron) 22-5 won by fall over Devin Martinez (Riverton) 18-12 (Fall 1:33)

Cons. Round 4 - Devin Martinez (Riverton) 18-12 won in sudden victory - 1 over Eric Spiva (Natrona) 11-21 (SV-1 6-2)

Cons. Round 5 - Owen Lamb (Poudre) 28-4 won by major decision over Devin Martinez (Riverton) 18-12 (MD 11-1)

120 - Michael Menzies (11-13) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Michael Menzies (Riverton) 11-13 won by major decision over Breven Davis (Natrona) 11-15 (MD 17-4)

Champ. Round 2 - Joshua Simunek (Hot Springs) 25-11 won by fall over Michael Menzies (Riverton) 11-13 (Fall 3:48)

Cons. Round 2 - Michael Menzies (Riverton) 11-13 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 - Skyler Score (Windsor) 19-6 won by fall over Michael Menzies (Riverton) 11-13 (Fall 1:38)

126 - Gavin Wilson (13-7) placed 5th and scored 18.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Gavin Wilson (Riverton) 13-7 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Gavin Wilson (Riverton) 13-7 won by fall over Ian Spotted Bear (Pine Ridge) 1-7 (Fall 0:34)

Quarterfinal - Gavin Wilson (Riverton) 13-7 won by injury default over Denton Skogen (Natrona) 14-13 (Inj. 0:00)

Semifinal - Taylor Jeffries (Campbell County) 24-4 won by fall over Gavin Wilson (Riverton) 13-7 (Fall 5:40)

Cons. Semi - Austin Krier (Sterling) 27-2 won by fall over Gavin Wilson (Riverton) 13-7 (Fall 1:00)

5th Place Match - Gavin Wilson (Riverton) 13-7 won by fall over Cole Witt (Gordon-Rushville) 23-8 (Fall 1:44)

132 - Hank Osborne (4-18) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Chasen Cole (Custer) 17-8 won by tech fall over Hank Osborne (Riverton) 4-18 (TF-1.5 4:40 (17-0))

Cons. Round 1 - Hank Osborne (Riverton) 4-18 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Lane Schuelke (Newell) 17-9 won by fall over Hank Osborne (Riverton) 4-18 (Fall 4:20)

145 - TJ Turner (13-4) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - TJ Turner (Riverton) 13-4 won by fall over Tyler Reitz (Chadron) 9-12 (Fall 2:38)

Champ. Round 2 - Chandler Bakley (Bennett County) 25-11 won by decision over TJ Turner (Riverton) 13-4 (Dec 10-7)

Cons. Round 2 - TJ Turner (Riverton) 13-4 won by decision over Colby Coughenour (Natrona) 12-12 (Dec 2-1)

Cons. Round 3 - Micah Fralick (Windsor) 17-16 won by injury default over TJ Turner (Riverton) 13-4 (Inj. 2:38)

160 - Koa Rodriguez (16-14) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Lance Hockenbary (Valentine) 27-6 won by decision over Koa Rodriguez (Riverton) 16-14 (Dec 6-1)

Cons. Round 1 - Koa Rodriguez (Riverton) 16-14 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Koa Rodriguez (Riverton) 16-14 won by fall over Julio No Neck (Little Wound) 9-7 (Fall 2:58)

Cons. Round 3 - Koa Rodriguez (Riverton) 16-14 won by decision over Lane Barbour (Campbell County) 5-7 (Dec 1-0)

Cons. Round 4 - Koa Rodriguez (Riverton) 16-14 won by decision over Colton Hitshew (Douglas AFB) 19-11 (Dec 3-2)

Cons. Round 5 - Lance Hockenbary (Valentine) 27-6 won in sudden victory - 1 over Koa Rodriguez (Riverton) 16-14 (SV-1 9-4)

170 - Reece Prosser (23-8) placed 6th and scored 14.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Reece Prosser (Riverton) 23-8 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Reece Prosser (Riverton) 23-8 won by fall over Trenton Strawder (Mitchell) 2-9 (Fall 1:26)

Quarterfinal - Joseph Keller (Windsor) 32-3 won by decision over Reece Prosser (Riverton) 23-8 (Dec 11-5)

Cons. Round 4 - Reece Prosser (Riverton) 23-8 won by fall over Elveriste Gomez (Mitchell) 18-4 (Fall 6:58)

Cons. Round 5 - Reece Prosser (Riverton) 23-8 won in sudden victory - 1 over Brayden Hubbard (Poudre) 21-8 (SV-1 3-1)

Cons. Semi - Ken Graham (Gordon-Rushville) 27-4 won by decision over Reece Prosser (Riverton) 23-8 (Dec 4-1)

5th Place Match - Brad Hahn (Bennett County) 18-11 won by decision over Reece Prosser (Riverton) 23-8 (Dec 3

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