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CHRONICLE 25, 2016 I The Lovell Chronicle 1 9 PATTI CARPENTER Volunteer Kelsea Mayfield and wrestler Shay Bond keep an eye on the clock waiting for the official to call a pin, during the 2A West Regional Wrestling Tournament held at Rocky Mountain High School on Friday, in Cowley. Wes Homewood (photo inset) takes first place during the championship round of the heavyweight class. BY SAM SMITH Rocky Mountain High School junior Brian Craw- ford and senior Wes Homewood took first place in their respective weight classes at the 2A West Re- gional Wrestling Tourna- ment Friday in Cowley. "They both wrestled good" coach Josh C0!- lins said. "I would like to see them also take first at State." As a team, the Griz- zlies finished second out of 11 team with 175 points, 20.5 points behind region- al champion Cokeville but 26.5 points ahead of Ly- man and 35 points ahead of fourth-place Greybull/ Riverside. Crawford won the 106-pound bracket, going 3-0 after receiving a bye in the first round. He pinned Kylee Smith of Kemmerer in 39 seconds in the quar- terfinal round, stuck Jona- than Hagen of Thermopolis in 56 seconds in the semi- finals and pinned Colton Ellison of Lyman in 1:34 in the championship match to win the title. "Brian took second at State his freshman and sophomore years ' Collins said. "It would be nice to see him get the title this year." Homewood won the 285-pound bracket, going 2-0 after receiving a bye in the first round and in the quarterfinals, pinning Brooks Woody of Shoshoni in 35 seconds in the semi- finals and Chase Meeker of Brian Crawford pins an opponent during the 2A West Crawford took first place in the 106-pound weight class place second by pinning Ames Tschiffely of Grey- bull/Riverside in the semi- final in 3:51 before falling to Dryden Minck of Lyman in the championship match in 48 seconds. "He had a really close match to get into the fi- nals ' Collins said. "We'll see what he does at State." Burlington High School sophomore Malachi Cook went 3-1 in the ll3-pound bracket to place third. Af- ning his third-place match over Chase Waite of Ther- mopolis on a pin in 1:43. "He has good potential of placing at State, which I would love to see:' Collins said. Regional Wrestling at the tournament. pinned Skyler Hargrove and Noel Aguirre of Big Piney in the second and third rounds of the conso- lation bracket. He pinned Wyatt Ramsey of Shosho- ni in the consolation semi- RMHS senior 'Shay final match in 1:18 before Bond went 3-1 in the falling to Michael Bluemel 170-pound bracket to take of Lyman in the third-place third place. Bond won a match as he was pinned in 20-8 major decision over2:43. Milton Peden of Thermo- "I'm expecting a lot of polls in the quarterfinals, him at State also ' Collins lost a 11-7 decision to Zac said. Big Piney in 3:30 to win the ter receiving a bye in the Rose of Dubois in the semi- title, first round, Cook pinned finals and pinned Thom- "Wes took third last year at State and he is ranked number one this year ' Collins said. Junior Garrett Vezain went 2-1 in the 220-pound bracket to place second. BHS sophomore Dan- ner Davison placed sixth at 138 pounds. Davison fell to Brenton Nelson of Lyman on a 5-1 decision in the quarterfinals, then pinned Brandon Hicks of Lyman in 2:15 in the consolation sec- ond round before falling in the third round to Ryan Peoples of Greybull/River- side with a 4-1 decision. Tyler Rasmussen of Lyman in the quarterfinals in 1:33, fell to Luis Burgos of Grey- bull/Riverside in the semi- finals in 2:23 and pinned Klayton Rose of Dubois in the consolation semifinals as Pitlock of Big Piney in the consolation semifinals in 3:51 before winning his third-place match over An- thony Eibert of Greybull/ Riverside on a 8-2 decision. "He has a good chance Vezain received a bye in 1:49 before winning a 7-0 of placing at State also" in the first round, thendecision over Kyle Laird of Collins said. pinned Dade Greene from Wind River in the third-Senior Stenson Durand place match. "I expect him to place at State ' Collins said. Rocky sophomore Ste- phen Preator went 3-1 in the 120-pound bracket to place third. After receiv- ing a bye in the first round, Preator won his quarterfi- nal match by pinning Kobe Greybull/Riverside in his quarterfinal match in one minute to advance to the semifinals. In the semi- finals, Vezain pinned TJ Frazier of Big Piney in 42 seconds before he fell to Patrick Forester of Sho- shoni in the championship match in 1:49. "Garrett took third Tillman of Wyoming In- at State last year and is dian in 38 seconds, fell in his semifinal match against went 2-2 in the 152-poundGrizzly sophomore bracket to finish fourth.Dylan Langston placed Durand lost a 7-4 decision sixth at 145 pounds. to Colter Hansen of Ther- Langston won his first mopolis in the quarterfi- round match by pinning PATTI CARPENTER Tournament held on Friday. pinned Tyson Tobar of Thermopolis in the conso- lation third-round match before falling to Pat Cor- nell of Shoshoni in the con- solation semifinal match on a 5-3 sudden victory decision. Senior Daniel Shreeve placed eighth at 195 pounds as Shreeve fell to Hunter Cheney of Cokev- ille on a pin in 1:02, then fell to Greybull/Riverside's Ames Tschiffely in an 11-6 decision. Other Grizzly wres- tlers competing at the Re- gional Tournament were Trevan Lytle at 132 pounds (1-2), Travis Lytle at 132 pounds (1-2), Kyle Hoyt at 145 pounds (1-2), Dal- ton Wardell at 160 pounds (0-3), Chase Brand at 170 pounds (1-2) and Austin Grohman at 182 pounds (0-2). The Grizz will now compete at the 2A State Wrestling Tournament Fri- day and Saturday at the nals, stuck Tanner Hansen Tyler Long of Big Piney in Casper Events Center with of Big Piney in the third 4:14, fell to Koy Myers of action beginning at 9 a.m. round of the consolationThermopolis in the quar-each day. "We are going to do a lot of conditioning and ranked second this year:' Collins said. "I want Vezain to make it to the finals and beat the Forester kid from Shoshoni." Junior Connor Holz- warth went 1-1 in the 195-pound bracket to Jorge Carmona of Grey- bull/Riverside on a 20-5 technical fall and won a 10-1 major decision over Charles Ward of Greybull/ Riverside in the consola- tion semifinals before win- bracket in 2:49 and won terfinals on a pin in 1:29 a 7-2 decision over Zac and won by rule over his DuBeau of Shoshoni in the teammate Kyle Hoyt before consolation semifinals be- falling to Colton Vangeison fore falling to Cordell Vie- of Lyman in his consolation hweg on a pin in 1:41 in the third-round match on a pin third-place match, in 4:04. Freshman Nathan Senior Dylan North Hatch placed fourth at 160 placed seventh at 182 pounds. Hatch fell to Gavin pounds. North fell to Jus- Julander of Kemmerer on tis Fisher of Big Piney on a an 18-1 technical fall, then 12-4 major decision, then will be working on the same moves and trying to improve them with each wrestleff' Collins said. "I expect a lot from each wrestler at the state tournament. Moorcroft will be the tough team to beat from the other Side of the state:' BOYS 3A NORTHWEST Conf. Overall Team W L W L Cody 4 1 13 6 Lander 1 3 12 6 Lovell 4 1 9 11 Powell 0 4 2 16 RESULTS Friday, February 19 Lovell 58, Pinedale 51 Lander 75, Mountain View 63 Powel146, Star Valley 43 Cody 56, Jackson 53 Saturday, February 20 Lovell 54, Mountain View 41 Jackson 61, Powel125 Cody 61, Star Valley 58 Lander 80, Pinedale 63 SCHEDULE Thursday, February 25 Lovell at Powell, 4, 7 p.m. Friday, February 26 Cody at Powell, 4, 7 p.m. Lander at Lovell, 3, 4:30, 7:30 p.m. March 3-5 3A West Regionals, Alton GIRLS 3A NORTHWEST Conf. Overall Team W L W L Powell 4 0 11 7 Lovell 3 1 12 5 Lander 2 3 11 10 Cody 0 5 3 16 RESULTS Friday, February 19 Lovell 51, Pinedale 26 Mountain View 64, Lander 40 Powell 42, Star Valley 40 Cody 50, Jackson 37 Saturday, February 20 Mtn. View 46, Lovel144 Powell 59, Jackson 33 Star Valley 67, Cody 31 Lander 66, Pinedale 45 SCHEDULE Thursday, February 25 Lovell at Powell, 4, 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 26 Cody at Powell, 4, 5:30 p.m. Lander at Lovell, 3, 4:30, 6 p.m. March 3-5 3A West Regionals, Afton 4 BOYS 2A NORTHWEST Conf. Overall Team W L W L Greybull 8 0 19 3 Rocky Mtn. 5 3 11 9 Shoshoni 4 4 15 7 Thermopolis 3 5 9 13 Riverside 0 8 3 19 RESULTS Thursday, February 18 Greybull 54, Rocky Mtn. 43 Friday, February 19 Shoshoni 47, Thermopolis 44 Greybull 57, Riverside 37 Saturday, February 20 Thermopolis 58, Riverside 43 Rocky Mtn. 48, Shoshoni 40 Monday, February 22 Regional play-in game: Riverside 55, Thermopolis 52 SCHEDULE 2A West Regional Tournament Thursday, February 25 Lyman vs. Greybull, 12:30, HS Shoshoni vs. B Piney, 4, CWC WIHS vs. Rocky, 12:30, CWC Riverside vs. W River, 4, HS Friday, February 26 Loser out games 10 a.rn. and 1 p.m. Semifinal games 4:30 and 7:30 Saturday, February 27 Loser out games at 9:30 a.rn. Third-place game at 1 p.m. Championship game at 4 p.m. GIRLS 2A NORTHWEST Conf. Overall Team W L W L Greybull 8 0 15 7 Shoshoni 5 3 7 15 Thermopolis 4 4 14 8 Rocky Mtn. 3 5 8 13 Riverside 0 8 2 20 RESULTS Thursday, February 18 Greybull 45, Rocky Mtn. 42 Friday, February 19 Thermopolis 37, Shoshoni 32 Greybull 53, Riverside 10 Saturday, February 20 Thermopolis 49, Riverside 26 Shoshoni 41, Rocky Mtn. 34 Monday, February 22 Regional play-in game: Rocky 50, Riverside 22 SCHEDULE 2A West Regional Tournament Thursday, February 25 Big Piney vs. Greybull, 11, HS Thermop vs. WlHS, 2:30, CWC Kemmerer vs. Sho, 11, CWC Rocky vs. Lyman, 2:30, HS Friday, February 26 Loser out games 8:30 and 11:30 a.rn. Semifinals 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, February 27 Loser out games 8 a.rn. Third-place game 11:30 a.rn. Championship game 2:30 p.m.