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County gets three runner-up finishes at 2-A wrestling
Feb 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor
SHOSHONI -- Three Fremont County wrestlers finished second on Saturday at the Class 2-A West regional tournament at Shoshoni High School.
The Dubois tandem of Sterling Baker (182 pounds) and Cody Flynn (195), and heavyweight Shoshoni wrestler Dalton Linnan will take a No. 2 seed into the state tournament this Friday and Saturday in Casper.
In the regional race in Shoshoni, Lovell won the team trophy, rolling up 202.50 points in the two-day tournament. Cokeville placed second (182 points), and Riverside/Greybull (135 points) came in third.
At 182 pounds, Baker opened his march toward a spot in the finals with victories over Wyoming Indian's Gabriel Spoonhunter and Ethan Archibald (Kemmerer). The two wins were by pins. In the finals, Dino Collins of Lovell escaped in a 5-2 victory over Baker. In the 195-pound weight bracket, Flynn pinned Dakota Falk (Hanna) and Eli Moody (Lovell). Brigham Hopkin (Cokeville) edged Flynn 8-6 for the title.
Linnan moved into the heavyweight finals after pinning Wind River's Charles Oldman in a time of 1:36. In the semifinals, Linnan fought for three periods to pull out a 5-3 win against Lovell's Jacob Asay. Justin Irene (Hanna) made it a short match by pinning Linnan in 48 seconds in the finals.
Fremont County results from 2-A West regionals held Friday and Saturday at Shoshoni High School
1. Lovell, 202.50; 2. Cokeville, 182; 3. Riverside/Greybull, 135; 4. Thermopolis, 119.50; 5. Kemmerer, 73.50; 6. Big Piney, 66; 7. Hanna Elk Mountain, 61; 8. Dubois, 51; 9. Shoshoni, 45; 10. Rocky Mountain, 38; 11. Wind River, 23.
106 pounds -- Tyler Lindquist, Rock Mountain, pinned Matt Dillion, Shoshoni, :34; Trister Synder, Lovell, pinned Matt Dillion, 1:39.
106 pounds -- Trinity Nitchmen, Shoshoni, pinned Jason Nelson, Hanna, :26; Colt Larson, Cokeville, pinned Nitchmen, 1:44; Justin Smith, Rocky Mountain, pinned Nitchmen, 4:42.
113 pounds -- Chester Broadbent, Shoshoni, pinned Tia Hampton, Wind River; Ryan Bradshaw, tech fall Broadbent, 16-0; Kyle Strasheim, Riverside, pinned Broadbent, 2:16. Broadbent finished fourth.
120 pounds -- Preston Blankinship, Lovell, dec. Danny Huxtable, 9-7; Huxtable pinned Mark Ballou, Shoshoni, 2:47; Jacob Mickelson, Lovell, dec. Huxtable, 10-8.
120 pounds -- Matt Grovenstein, Riverside, pinned Mark Ballou :56; Huxtable, pinned Matt Grovenstein, 2:47.
126 pounds -- Tyler Clemetson, major dec. Chris Ogg, Riverside, 8-0; Tenor Teichert, Cokeville, :35; Clemetson, pinned Tanner Wesley, Big Piney, 5:17; Garrett Julian, Kemmerer, pinned Clemetson, 2:31.
145 pounds -- Colter Linford, Cokeville, pinned Alex Minge, 1:02; Kris Justice, Wind River, won by forfeit over Minge.
220 -- Zane Edeler, Riverside, pinned Galen LaGois, 1:34; Ben McPherson, Big Piney, pinned LaGois, :59. Heavyweight -- Dalton Linnan, Shoshoni, pinned Charles Oldman, Wind River, 1:36; Linnan, dec. Jacob Asay, Lovell, 5-3; Justin Irene, Hanna, pinned Linnan, :48. Linnan finished fourth.
152 pounds -- Jake Jones, Rock Mountain, pinned John Bartlett; John Bartlett, dec. Zeke Collins, Lovell, 13-6; Bronson Teichert, Cokeville, pinned John Bartlett, 2:57.
160 pounds -- Chris Ryan, Thermopolis, pinned Rowan Hawk, Dubois, 2:38;l Jace Petersen,, Cokeville, pinned Hawk, 2:57.
170 pounds -- Jesse Hawk, Dubois, won by forfeit over Nathan Ballard, Lovell; Tony Rodriguez, Lovell, dec. Hawk, 8-5; Hawk pinned Cory McFarland, Thermopolis, 2:58; Spencer Redland, Riverside, dec. Hawk, 6-2. Hawk finished fourth.
182 pounds -- Sterling Baker, Dubois, pinned Gabriel Spoonhunter, Wyoming Indian, 1:01; Baker pinned Ethan Archibald, 3:28; Dino Collins, Lovell, dec. Baker 5-2. Baker finished second. 195 pounds -- Cody Flynn, Dubois, pinned Dakota Falk, Hanna, 1:06; Flynn pinned Eli Moody, Lovell, 2:43; Brigham Hopkin, Lovell, dec. Flynn 8-6. Flynn finished second.
113 pounds -- Chester Broadbent, Shoshoni, pinned Tia Hampton; Kyle Strasheim, Riverside, pinned Hampton.
126 pounds -- Garrett Julian, Kemmerer, tech fall, Jordan Martin, 15-0; Tanner Wesley, Big Piney, pinned Martin, 4:31.
132 pounds -- Brigham Teichert, Cokeville, pinned Zach Noffsinger, Wind River, :48; Levi Kelly, Riverside, pinned Noffsinger, 3:54.
138 pounds -- Marty Thoman, Wind River, pinned Jesus Burgos, Riverside, 4:55; Brock Teichert, Cokeville, dec. Thoman, 4-2; Thoman pinned Cody Shinost, Thermopolis, 4:15; Dimas Patina, Lovell, dec. Thoman, 9-3. Thoman finished fourth.
138 pounds -- Bonner Brown, Big Piney, dec. Dylan Lookingbull, 10-3; Lookingbull, tech fall. Jesse Moss, Wyoming Indian, 15-0; Cody Shinost, Thermopolis, major dec. Lookingbull, 13-2.
145 pounds -- Blake Mastrud, Kemmerer, pinned Dalton Perkins, :54; Perkins pinned Daniel Cook, Cokeville, 5:49; Perkins pinned Daniel Jay Strom, Lovell, 3:41; Adam Beck, Lovell, pinned Perkins, 4:13..
145 pounds -- Blake Mastrud, Kemmerer, pinned Kris Justice, Wind River, 1:57; Justice won by forfeit over Minge; Stephen Kerr, Riverside, pined Justice, :25.
152 pounds -- Nathan Grant, Lovell, major dec. Alex Collver, Wind River, 11-0; Collver pinned Colter Viehweg, Cokeville, 1:55; Jake Jones, Rocky Mountain, pinned Collver, 3:52.
Heavyweight -- Dalton Linnan, Shoshoni, pinned Charles Oldman, Wind River, 1:36; Trenton Kelly, Riverside, pinned Oldman, 3:53.
138 pounds -- Brock Teichert, Cokeville, pinned Jesse Moss, Wyoming Indian, 1:51; Dylan Lookingbilll, Wind River, tech fall. Moss, 15-0.
182 pounds -- Sterling Baker, Dubois, pinned Gabriel Spoonhunter, Wyoming Indian, 1:01; Anthony Escobar, Big Piney, pinned Spoonhunter, 2:19.