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Tigers split mat matches vs. Powell, Cody
Feb 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Cody also defeated Riverton on Thursday in Park County.
A short-term memory paid off for the Lander Tigers wrestling team in a pair of Class 3-A West conference duals.
The Tigers were crushed by top-ranked Powell 63-9 on Thursday night in Park County, but Lander bounced back to upset Cody 39-27 on Friday night at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
Cody was fourth at the Lander Invitational a week ago, and the Tigers were fifth. Cody is ranked No. 4 in the Class 3-A wrestling ranks. The Tigers are No. 6.
"Cody had a nice showing in our tournament," Lander coach Nick Fulton said. "It was good to beat Cody in a dual situation in our gym. Our kids wrestled hard."
The Tigers managed to win just two matches vs. the powerful Powell squad. Palmer Schafer won at 106 pounds, and Mark McConnell pinned the Powell wrestler in the 113-pound division.
"The score looks pretty ugly, but we were very competitive in a lot of the matches," Fulton said. "We didn't wrestle our worst. If anything, I was more concerned about being tired. We got back at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, and the kids attended school all day. "
Cody edges Wolverines
Cody defeated the Riverton Wolverines 42-31 at Switzer Gym on Thursday. The Wolverines were in the conference duals on Saturday in Rock Springs.
Riverton, Lander and Cody all will be in the Ron Thon Memorial Invitational this Friday and Saturday at Wolverine Gym.
The first-round matches start Friday morning. The championship matches are held Saturday afternoon.
Lander 39, Cody 27
Kegan Wells got a pin for Lander in the heavyweight division.
Schafer won by fall over David Plummer at 106 pounds.
Jacob Winchester put down a pin at 138 pounds for the home team in the first period against Wyatt Ringler.
Lander's Dennis Meeker pinned Carl Pate in 1:13 at 152 pounds.
Dillon Weil went the distance for a 6-2 victory vs. Brody Smith in the 132-pound devision.
"Dillon has been pretty consistent for us right there," Fulton said.
The Tigers lost a heartbreaking decision in overtime when Ben McKinney fell 7-5 to Cody's Max Dickerman at 128 pounds.
McKinney came back to deadlock the score at 5-5 after three periods, but Dickerman scored two points in overtime for the victory.
"Ben was sick, and we didn't know if he would be able to wrestle," Fulton said. "That was a huge gut check."
Lander 39, Cody 27
220 pounds -- Garrett Coffman, Lander, won by forfeit.
Heavyweight -- Kegan Wells, Lander, pinned Chance Lemmon, 29 seconds.
106 -- Palmer Schafer, Lander, pinned David Plummer, Cody, 3:22.
113 -- Nathan Gifford, Cody, dec. Mark McConnell, 4-2.
120 -- Corbin Adams, Cody, dec. Kyle Carey, 7-3.
126 -- Max Dickerman, Cody, won in sudden death overtime, Ben McKinney, 7-5.
132 -- Dillon Weil, Lander, dec. Brody Smith, Cody, 6-2.
138 -- Jacob Winchester, Lander, won pinned Wyatt Ringler, :44.
145 -- Andrew Von Rein, Lander, won by forfeit.
152 -- Dennis Meeker, Lander, pinned Carl Pate, Cody, 1:13.
160 -- John Beaudrie, Cody, pinned Talon Connell, :24.
170 -- Skylar Landerman, Cody, won by forfeit.
182 -- Ben Flickinger,, Cody, won by forfeit.
195 -- Double forfeit.
Powell 63, Lander 9
106 pounds -- Palmer Schafer, Lander, dec. Noah Wozney, 8-6.
113 -- Mark McConnell, Lander, pinned Marshal Whitlick, 5:22.
120 -- Chance Karst, Powell, dec. Kyle Carey, 8-2.
126 -- Nic Urbach, Powell, pinned Ben McKinney, 1:01.
132 -- Colton Parham, Powell, dec. Dillon Weil, 3-1.
138 -- Colbee Craig, Powell, pinned Jacob Winchester, 3:04.
145 -- Kye Catlin, Powell, dec. Andrew Von Rein, 7-1.
152 -- Matt Widdicome, Powell, pinned Dennis Meeker, 3:05.
160 -- Jacob Davis, Powell, pinned Talon Connell, 2:54.
170 -- Grant Nickles, Powell, won by forfeit.
182 -- Danial Wheeler, Powell, won by forfeit.
195 -- Zach Thomas, Powell, won by forfeit.
220 -- Riley Stringer, Powell, dec. Garrett Coffman, 1:29.
Heavyweight -- Rowdy Gard, powell, pinned Kegan Well,s 2:43.
Cody 42, Riverton, 31
106 pounds -- Riverton Forfeit
113 Nathan Gifford, Cody, def. Justyn Corbett Riv by fall 3:41
120 Corbin Adams, Cody, def. Wayne Steeds Riv by fall 1:52
126 Max Dickerman, Cody, def. Alex Fabricus Riv by fall 1:04
132 Hank Osborne Riverton, def. Brody Smith 10-0
138 Max Batista, Riverton, defeated Wyatt Ringler by fall 1:49
152 Tyler Allen, Riverton, def. Carl Pate by fall 1:32
160 Riverton Forfeit
170 John Beaudrie, Cody, def. Bridger Ammann by fall 1:17
182 Riverton Forfeit
195 Kyle Page, Riverton, def. Ben Flickinger 2-0
220 Cody Forfeit
Heavyweight -- David Romero,Riverton, def. Chace Lemmon by fall 1:07