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Shoshoni hosts annual wrestling dual tournament Saturday
Dec 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Shoshoni High School wrestling coach Tony Truempler can't wait to show off his wrestlers Saturday at the Zach Parish Memorial Dual tournament in Shoshoni.
The tournament will feature 11 teams for the one-day event.
Shoshoni, Wind River, Dubois, Wyoming Indian, Rocky Mountain, Lovell, Kemmerer, Big Piney, Pinedale, Lyman and the Worland junior varsity team make up the field.
The action will begin at 9 a.m. The teams are expecting to get five matches by the end of the day.
"I'm really excited to host the duals," Truempler said. "We came off a good tournament at Powell. Our young guys did an excellent job for us."
In the latest wrestling rankings, the Lovell Bulldogs are ranked No. 3 in the Class 2-A division.
Cokeville is in the top spot in 2-A. Moorcroft sits at No. 2. Lingle-Fort Laramie stands in the No. 4 position. Riverside/Greybull is No. 5, and Wright checks in No. 6.
"I have a couple of kids that can go undefeated in the duals," Truempler said. "I won't be able to fill three weight classes.
Freshman Connor Wilkinson finished first in the 113-pound weight class junior varsity bracket at Powell and freshman Patrick Forrester won in the heavyweight title.
"They have both wrestled for a long time," Truempler said. "I knew the freshman that we were getting would be good in competition right away."
Danny Huxtable (126 pounds), Tyler Clemetson (138) and Alex Minge (170) all placed third for SHS.
"They wrestled really well. They just had a match that they let down on," Truempler said.
The Wranglers finished second in the junior varsity team standings.
Senior wrestlers Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn opened the season placing second for Dubois in their respective varsity weight classes at the Powell tournament.
"Sterling and Cody both did a great job," Dubois coach David Trembly said. "The tournament is a fun one to go to because you get a lot of matches under your belt. They wrestled some good competition. It was exciting to see the success that they had."
Baker was in the runner-up position in the 182-pound weight class.
Baker lost the title match to Lovell's Dino Collins.
"Sterling had a great finals," Trembly said. "Sterling just has to work a little bit harder."
The Lovell senior also beat Baker in the Class 2-A state title match last year at the Casper Events Center.
Flynn lost to a Sheridan wrestler in the 220-pound weight class final. Flynn and Baker were the only two Dubois wrestlers in the Powell field.
"Cody had an outstanding match in the finals," Trembly said. "Cody was able to score some points. He just has to continue to get better and work on that."
Trembly said Dubois will bring four wrestlers to the dual tournament Saturday in Shoshoni. DHS has five wrestlers out for the season.
John Bartlett and Rowan Hawk will be added to the lineup for the Rams for the Shoshoni tournament.
Baker is ranked No. 2 in the state in the 182-pound weight class behind Collins.
Flynn is No. 1 in the state at 220 pounds.