Jan 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorNext up is this weekend's Ron Thon Invitational in Riverton.
Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn of Dubois High School are two of the top wrestlers in Class 2-A. Both won titles Saturday at the Greybull Invitational.
In the 220-pound class, Flynn pinned Shoshoni's Patrick Forester in the finals in a time of 2:54.
Flynn is ranked No. 1 in the state 2-A at his weight.
"We have wrestled Cody a lot this year," SHS coach Tony Truempler said. "Cody is just so strong. He has three years of experience on us. We were pretty close in pining him this year. The buzzer ran out at the end of the first period."
Baker claimed his title at 195 pounds Saturday with a 15-2 major decision over Spencer Redland from Greybull/Riverside in the finals.
In the team standings, Shoshoni finished fifth with 95.50 points.
Moorcroft easily won the team title scoring 255.50 points. Lovell placed second at 128 points. Greybull/Riverside finished third (100), and Powell was fourth (98.5).
"We were only four points away from beating Greybull," Truempler said.
"There was a couple of matches that we should have won."
All the Fremont County schools will now take part in the Ron Thon Invitational Friday and Saturday at Wolverine Gym.
Truempler has decided to enter his top wrestlers into the junior varsity division for the tournament.
The junior varsity division will be at the Riverton Middle School, while the varsity is slated for Wolverine Gym.
"We had a couple of them on the fence about going varsity," Truempler said. "They said they wanted to wrestle as a team this year."
In the 126-pound class, Shoshoni's Danny Huxtable finished second.
Moorcroft's Tyrell Lawrence pinned Huxtable in the first period in the finals.
"The Moorcroft kid is just an animal," Truempler said. "Danny took a bad shot right at the start and got caught."
Huxtable is ranked third in Class 2-A at 126 pounds.
"Danny started off the tournament kind of rocky," Truempler said.
"He came back to win them all, expect for his finals. Danny is wrestling really well. He is wrestling like a veteran wrestler. He is really stepped into his own."
At 132 pounds, Wind River's Caiden Pfisterer lost to Moorcroft's Tate Allison in the championship. Tyler Clemetson from SHS placed third in the same weight class.
Shoshoni's Connor Wilkinson (113 pounds) and Alex Minge (170) were third.
Dalton Perkins from Wind River placed third in the 138-pound class, and Alex Collver finished fourth at 152 pounds.
Zak Rose was fourth at 113 pounds for the Cougars.
Greybull Invitational wrestling results from
1. Moorcroft, 255.50; 2. Lovell, 128; 3. Greybull/Riverside, 100; 4. Powell, 98; 5. Shoshoni, 95.50; 6. Wright, 68; 7. Rocky Mountain, 66.50; 8. Dubois, 56; 9. Wind River, 53.50; 10. Cody, 40.50; 11. Thermopolis, 31.50.
Top four placers
106 pounds -- 1. Chance Karst, Powell; 2. Dallas Taylor, Moorcroft; 3. Trenton Smith, Wright; 4. Jose Perez, Powell.
113 pounds -- 1. Kole Schell, Moorcroft; 2. Bailey Atkinson, Powell; 3. Connor Wilkinson, Shoshoni; 4. Zak Rose, Wind River.
120 pounds -- 1. Ryan Bradshaw, Thermopolis; 2. Kenny Sisson, Moorcroft; 3. Max Dickerman, Cody; 4. Jacob Mickelson, Lovell.
126 pounds -- 1. Tyrell Lawrence, Moorcroft; 2. Danny Huxtable, Shoshoni; 3. Ty Linebaugh, Powell; 4. Teagan Condes, Powell.
132 pounds -- 1. Tate Allison, Moorcroft; 2. Caiden Pfisterer, Wind River; 3. Tyler Clemetson, Shoshoni; 4. Memill Beck, Lovell.
138 pounds -- 1. Toby Reynolds, Moorcroft; 2. Jesus Burgos; 3. Dalton Perkins, Wind River; 4. Jarred Glenn, Moorcroft.
145 pounds -- 1. Luke Lovett, Moorcroft; 2. Anthony Estes, Rocky Mountain; 3. Alex Ferguson, Wright; 4. Hryum Hopkin, Lovell.
152 pounds -- 1. Jake Jones, Rocky Mountain; 2. Cameron Braden, Moorcroft; 3. Daniel Magana, Wright; 4. Alex Collver, Wind River.
160 pounds -- 1. Nathan Grant, Lovell; 2. Luke Zeller, Greybull/Riverside; 3. Kodiak French, Wright; 4. Preston Neiman, Moorcroft.
170 pounds -- 1. Jacob Beck, Lovell; 2. Dakota Ray, Moorcroft; 3. Alex Minge, Shoshoni; 4. Rowan Hawk, Dubois.
182 pounds -- 1. Dino Collins, Lovell; 2. Spencer Schultz, Powell; 3. Bradley Heiss, Wright; 4. Matt Brown, Greybull/Riverside.
195 pounds -- 1. Sterling Baker, Dubois; 2. Spencer Redland, Greybull/Riverside; 3. Bryon Perry, Cody; 4. Tell West, Moorcroft.
220 pounds -- 1. Cody Flynn, Dubois; 2. Patrick Forester, Shoshoni ; 3. Zane Edeler, Greybull/Riverside; 4. Jonathan Tindell, Moorcroft.
285 pounds -- 1. Tanner Allison, Moorcroft; 2. Jacob Asay, Lovell; 3. Rowdy Gard, Powell; 4. Tanner Bernstein, Greybull/Riverside.
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