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Wranglers near top of JV field at Ron Thon Invitational
Danny Huxtable, left, and Connor Wilkinson are the top wrestlers at Shoshoni High School. Photo by Bruce Tippets

Wranglers near top of JV field at Ron Thon Invitational

Feb 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Shoshoni High School wrestlers finished second in the team standings Saturday in the junior varsity wrestling division of the Ron Thon Invitational at Riverton High School.

The Wranglers scored 150 points in the two-day tournament. Douglas won the title with 159 points. Sheridan placed third at 148 points, and Gillette finished fourth (139.5 points).

The early matches of the junior varsity division were held at the Riverton Middle School gym. The finals of the double-elimination tournament took place at Wolverine Gym.

Shoshoni's Connor Wilkinson won a title at 113 pounds. Zak Rose from Wind River was fourth in the same bracket. Tyler Clemetson of Shoshoni finished second at 126 pounds.

In the finals, Levi Romsa from Cheyenne East pinned Clemetson in the first period.

Patrick Forester finished third for the Wranglers at 220 pounds. Danny Huxtable (120 pounds) and Alex Minge (170) were fourth for SHS.

In the 120-pound finals, Lander's Dillon Weil won an 8-7 decision over teammate Ben McKinney.

Wind River's Charles Oldman was second in the heavyweight division.

Junior varsity results from Ron Thon Invitational

Team standings

1. Douglas, 159; 2. Shoshoni, 150; 3. Sheridan, 148; 4. Gillette, 139.5; 5. Worland, 137; 6. Rawlins, 128; 7. Lander, 112; 8. Casper Natrona, 109; 9. Cheyenne East, 108; 10. Greybull, 97; 11. Powell, 97 12. Jackson, 91; 13 Pinedale, 74.5; 14. Cokeville, 74; 15. Wind River, 69; 16. Cheyenne Central, 67; 17. Star Valley, 66; 18. Moorcroft, 61.5; 19. Riverton, 60.5; 20. Cody, 49.

106 pounds -- 1. Payton Connolly, Douglas; 2. Mark McConnell, Lander; 3. Dominic Miller, Sheridan; 4. Jake Seidel, Cheyenne Central; 5. Marco Montes, Rock Springs; 6. Brigg Hoopes, Star Valley.

Championship

Payton Connolly, Douglas, dec. Mark Mconnell, Lander, 10-6.

113 pounds -- 1. Connor Wilkinson, Shoshoni; 2. Jayson Robertson, Cokeville; 3. Bailey Atkinson, Powell; 4. Zak Rose, Wind River; 5. Josiah Malesic, Lander; 6. Jarrett Daugtherty

Championship

Connor Wilkinson, Shoshoni, pinned Jayson Robertson, Cokeville. 120 pounds -- 1. Dillon Weil, Lander; 2. Ben McKinney, Lander; 3. Wyatt Rising, Gillette; 4. Miguel Delgado, Rawlins; 5. Dillon Jorgenson, Star Valley; 6. Trenton Eldridge, Cheyenne East,

Championship match

Dillon Weil, Lander, dec Ben McKinney, Lander, 8-7.

126 pounds -- 1, Delancey Hodges, Worland; 2. Tristen McKinsey, Gillette; 3. Daniel Provost, Campbell County; 4. Danny Huxtable, Shoshoni; 5. Micheal Menzies, Riverton; 6. Ty Linebaugh, Powell.

Championship

Delancey Hodges, Worland, pinned Tristen McKinsey, Gillette, 3:18.

132 pounds -- 1, Levi Romsa, Cheyenne East; 2. Tyler Clemetson, Shoshoni; 3. Ellis Toomer, Cokeville; 4. Noah Rohrbacher, Lander; 5. Mason Bonar, Gillette; 6. Dylan VanGieson, Green River.

Championship

Levi Romsa, Cheyenne East, pinned Tyler Clemetson, Shoshoni, 48 seconds.

138 pounds -- 1. Tate Pehringer, Cody; 2. Chase Vialpando, Douglas; 3. Weston Bradshaw, Douglas; 4. Colten Heil, Sheridan; 5. Marcuss Sainz, Star Valley; 6. Justis Reynolds, Rawlins.

Championship

Tate Pehringer, Cody, pinned Chase Vialpando, Douglas, 3:42.

145 pounds -- 1. Tyler Hamilton, Natrona; 2. Dylan Klein, Rawlins; 3. Bowdy Long, Mountain View; 4. Bryce Lundberg, Cheyenne Central; 5. Cole Hill, Greybull; 6. Alex Ferguson, Wright.

Championship

Tyler Hamilton, Natrona, pinned Dylan Klein, Rawlins, 1:20.

152 pounds -- 1. Alex Locke, Douglas; 2. Nathan Weyrich, Worland; 3. Trevor McReynolds, Douglas; 4. Kyle McMillan, Cheyenne East; 5. JJ Crichton, Shoshoni; 6. Clayton McCreery, Worland.

Championship

Alex Locke, Douglas. dec. Nathan Weyrich, Worland, 12-5.

160 pounds -- 1. Ben Flickinger, Jackson Hole; 2. Tyrel Smith, Rawlins; 3. Austin Dunn, Cheyenne South; 4. Timmy Cowan, Sheridan; 5. Wade Goncalves, Worland; 6. Raymond Bryson, Douglas.

Championship

Ben Flickinger, Jackson Hole, major dec. Tyrel Smith, Rawlins, 11-0.

170 pounds -- 1. Trevor Brown, Natrona; 2. Zach Taylor, Gillette; 3. Klint Choate, Pinedale; 4. Alex Minge, Shoshoni; 5. Chris Holcomb, Riverton; 6. Connor Martin, Evanston.

Championship

Trevor Brown, Natrona, pinned Zach Taylor, Gillette, 4:41.

182 pounds -- 1, Brett Butler, Pinedale; 2. Matt Brown, Greybull; 3. Clayton Svalina, Moorcroft; 4. Raustin Grandy, Cokeville; 5. Cody Welborn, Sheridan; 6. Kaycee Miles, Evanston.

Championship

Brett Butler, Pinedale, dec. Matt Brown, Greybull, 3-2.

195 pounds -- 1. Austin Degner, Douglas; 2. Chance Jones, Laramie; 3. Tanner Bernstein, Greybull; 4. Daniel Wheeler, Powell; 5. Cody McNare, Douglas; 6. Zachary Woodward, Jackson Hole.

Championship

Austin Degner, Douglas, pinned Chance Jones, Laramie, :59 seconds.

220 pounds -- 1. Dane Chambers, Sheridan; 2. Zane Edeler, Greybull; 3. Patrick Forester, Shoshoni; 4. Josh Calvert, Wheatland; 5. Austin Smith, Rawlins; 6. David Faiivae, Rawlins.

Championship

Dane Chambers, Sheridan, dec. Zane Edeler, Greybull, 8-5.

285 pounds -- 1. Colton Dorr, Worland; 2. Charles Oldman, Wind River; 3. Roman McFarlan, Sheridan; 4. Eric Fifer, Gillette; 5. Edward Arzy, Sheridan; 6. Kyle Sheperd, Thermopolis.