98 pounds: Cooper Evans, soph., American Falls

Record: 40-6

The lowdown: Evans lost twice to 3A Idaho opponents this season en route to a 98-pound state championship. At the state tournament, Evans notched a 97-second pin, a 16-1 true fall and a 10-0 major decision. Evans also won the 3A District 5 title and went 3-0 against 3A 98-pound state runner-up Brady Dahlke.

106 pounds: Kolton Stacey, soph., Shelley

Record: 55-1

The lowdown: Only one match stood in the way of an unbeaten sophomore season for Stacey. The 106-pounder won the Rollie Lane Invitational, Madison Invitational, Challis Invite and 4A District 6 titles before winning his second state championship. Stacey’s lone loss was to Wyoming state champion Clayson Mele.

Kolton Stacey state title 2019

Shelley’s Kolton Stacey, in white, wrestles Blackfoot’s Landon Abercrombie during the 106-pound 4A state championship Saturday, Feb. 23 at Holt Arena.

113 pounds: Canyon Mansfield, soph., Century

Record: 46-2

The lowdown: Mansfield won the Madison Invitational, went 6-0 at the Marsh Valley Invitational, finished second at the Red Halverson Invitational and won a 4A District 4-5 championship before finishing second at state. The sophomore’s two losses both came at the hands of 4A state champ Michael Mitchell of Kuna.

120 pounds: Traeden McPherson, soph., Bear Lake

Record: 42-10

The lowdown: McPherson didn’t win many tournaments this season, but made up for it with a run to the state finals. The sophomore upset top-seeded Clayton Lunt to reach the state title match, where he fell 9-4 to finish as the state runner-up. McPherson beat opponents from Idaho’s 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A classifications this season.

126 pounds: James Rindlisbaker, sr., North Gem

Record: 25-2

The lowdown: Rindlisbaker was never pinned on the way to a 126-pound 2A state championship. The senior went undefeated against District 5 competition and avenged a midseason loss during state, when he beat Declo’s Caden Crider in the state semis to advance to the title match. He beat Salmon’s Cahl Williams for the state championship.

132 pounds: Michael Barfuss, jr., North Gem

Record: 35-2

The lowdown: Barfuss won the Malad Invitational, Bear Lake Classic, Magic Valley Classic, Tiger Brawl Tournament and 2A District 5 championship during a dominant season. The junior’s state title hopes fell short in the championship match after he battled his second- and third-round opponents to one-point victories.

138 pounds: Sway Cook, sr., Snake River

Record: 21-1

The lowdown: An injury-shortened season didn’t slow Cook. The senior nearly went undefeated, his lone blemish a one-point loss in December. Cook beat Gooding freshman Tayten Gillette in the closing seconds of the state title match to lock up his second state crown.

Sway Cook state wrestling 2019

Snake River’s Sway Cook throws Gooding’s Tayten Gillette during their 138-pound 3A state championship match Saturday, Feb. 23 at Holt Arena.

145 pounds: Tate Benson, jr., Snake River

Record: 23-9

The lowdown: None of Benson’s nine losses were against 3A District 5 wrestlers. He cruised to a district championship, won his first two state tournament bouts and ended his junior campaign with a fifth-place state medal.

152 pounds: Kael Anderson, sr., Highland

Record: 41-5

The lowdown: Anderson was Highland’s top wrestler this season. The senior lost to one 5A Idaho wrestler, never lost via pin and only suffered one defeat by more than two points. Three of Anderson’s losses were to state champions, including undefeated state champ Riggen Cordingley of North Fremont and Coeur d’Alene’s Gunner Giulio, who beat Anderson in the 5A state title match.

160 pounds: Enoch Ward, sr., West Side

Record: 39-2

The lowdown: Ward was dominant as a senior. After losing in the championship bouts of the Malad Invitational and Tiger Brawl Tournament, Ward cruised to a 2A state title, pinning his four state tournament foes in a combined 6 minutes, 42 seconds. Ward went 3-1 against 2A state runner-up Hayden Hunt of Bear Lake

Enoch Ward wrestling

West Side's Enoch Ward is declared the 2A 160-pound champion Feb. 23 during the Idaho high school wrestling state tournament at Holt Arena.

170 pounds: Nick Chappell, jr,. Blackfoot

Record: 48-10

The lowdown: Chappell won the Madison Invitational and 4A District 6 tournaments before taking third place at state. Only four of Chappell’s losses were against 4A Idaho competition, and he avenged one of them to claim the third-place state medal.

182 pounds: Jonas Anderson, sr., Highland

Record: 29-12

The lowdown: Anderson capped his senior season with a sixth-place finish at the 5A state tournament — his first career top-six state finish. The senior placed third at the 5A District 5-6 championships and reached the state semifinals before falling to the consolation bracket.

195 pounds: Tanner Branson, sr., Marsh Valley

Record: 41-6

The lowdown: Branson went unbeaten against District 5 opponents en route to a third-place finish at the 3A state tournament. All but one of Branson’s losses came to an eventual state champion or state runner-up, including four-time state champ Jonathon Fagen of Fruitland.

220 pounds: Wyatt Kearn, jr., American Falls

Record: 58-3

The lowdown: Kearn showcased his dominance at the 3A state tournament, when he pinned three opponents and beat Priest River’s Aaron Reyes 15-0 in the title bout. Kearn didn’t lose to a 3A Idaho foe this season, suffering two of his three losses to state champions.

285 pounds: Josh Seamons, sr., Preston

Record: 19-4

The lowdown: Seamons won the Malad Invitational and 4A District 4-5 championship before finishing fourth at the state tournament — his first state medal. Seamons was his most dominant during the district tournament, when he pinned three opponents in a combined 5:00.

Josh Seamons wrestling

Preston heavyweight Josh Seamons attempts to pin Gavin Wolff of Vallivue on Day 1 of the 4A State Wrestling Championships on Friday, Feb. 22 at Holt Arena.


98 pounds: Jorsh Ronquillo, sr., Pocatello

Record: 45-4

The lowdown: Ronquillo capped his prep career with a third-place finish at the 4A state tournament, giving him four career state tournament medals.

106 pounds: Gus Carter, jr., Snake River

Record: 34-11

The lowdown: Carter was a tough out for opponents this season. Three of his losses were against one-loss 4A state champ Kolton Stacey, and four came against Sugar-Salem’s Jonathan Marin, who beat Carter in the 3A state title bout.

113 pounds: Carson Hemsley, jr., Marsh Valley

Record: 36-10

The lowdown: Hemsley won the Malad Invitational and was the runner-up at the Sugar-Salem Invitational and 3A District 5 tournament before finishing third at state.

120 pounds: Clayton Lunt, soph., Grace

Record: 40-12

The lowdown: The 2A District 5 champion also won this season’s Bear Lake Classic, finished second at the Tiger Brawl Tournament and capped the season by placing third at state.

126 pounds: Esai Castaneda, jr., Blackfoot

Record: 39-8

The lowdown: The 4A District 6 champion didn’t lose to a 4A Idaho opponent until the state title match, where he fell 15-6 to Lakeland’s Sam Edelblute to finish as the state runner-up.

132 pounds: Tommy Gallamore, sr., Blackfoot

Record: 34-6

The lowdown: Gallamore was undefeated against district opponents, won the 4A District 6 title and placed third at the 4A state tournament.

138 pounds: Chance Williams, sr., North Gem

Record: 28-1

The lowdown: Williams’ only loss came in the 2A state semifinals. The senior preceded that with titles in the Bear Lake Classic, Magic Valley Classic, Tiger Brawl Tournament, Sugar-Salem Invitational and 2A District 5 tournament.

145 pounds: Nicholas Perkins, jr., Firth

Record: 27-17

The lowdown: Perkins finished second at the Malad Invitational, third at the 2A District 6 tournament and sixth at state to give Firth its lone state medalist.

152 pounds: Taylor Balmforth, jr., Shelley

Record: 32-8

The lowdown: Balmforth reached the 4A state semifinals before falling to the consolation bracket, where he finished in fourth place. The junior placed first at the Challis Invite.

160 pounds: Hayden Hunt, sr., Bear Lake

Record: 39-4

The lowdown: Hunt capped his senior season with a runner-up finish at the 2A state tournament. He went 7-0 in the Marsh Valley Invitational and won the Bear Lake Classic and Tiger Brawl Tournament.

170 pounds: Marcus Mortensen, jr., Snake River

Record: 22-25

The lowdown: Mortensen had a strong end to his junior season, finishing second at districts and reaching the 3A state semifinals. Mortensen ultimately fell to the consolation bracket and state and claimed fourth place.

182 pounds: Nolan Jensen, sr., Bear Lake

Record: 25-15

The lowdown: Jensen won the Bear Lake Classic and 2A District 6 championship before finishing in sixth place at state — his first career state medal.

195 pounds: Tyler Lusk, sr., Bear Lake

Record: 29-7

The lowdown: Lusk won the Bear Lake Classic title before reaching the 2A state semifinals and claiming third place at state.

220 pounds: Brian Jackson, sr., Pocatello

Record: 32-3

The lowdown: Jackson was nearly perfect this season, only losing to 4A state champion Fernando Luna. Jackson won the 4A District 4-5 title and finished second to Luna at state.

285 pounds: Ty Belnap, jr., Snake River

Record: 37-6

The lowdown: Belnap only lost to one 3A opponent this season — state champion Kenneth Copley of Sugar-Salem. Belnap won the 3A District 5 championship and placed third at state.


98 pounds: Brady Dahlke, fr., Marsh Valley

Record: 30-9 (3A state runner-up)

106 pounds: Landon Abercrombie, sr., Blackfoot

Record: 28-15 (4A state runner-up)

113 pounds: Brayden Anderson, soph., Snake River

Record: 36-18 (sixth place at 3A state)

120 pounds: Ryeker Andersen, jr., Century

Record: 55-8

126 pounds: Emilio Velasquez, fr., Highland

Record: 31-8 (fifth place at 5A state)

132 pounds: Kyle Richardson, soph., Snake River

Record: 32-6 (3A state runner-up)

138 pounds: Austin Despain, jr., Blackfoot

Record: 22-7 (fifth place at 4A state)

145 pounds: Tyrell Ward, jr., Malad

Record: 27-16

152 pounds: Rogelio Caldera, sr., Snake River

Record: 38-13 (3A state runner-up)

160 pounds: Davis Dobson, sr., Highland

Record: 44-6 (third place at 5A state)

170 pounds: Max Anderton, jr., Highland

Record: 34-12

182 pounds: Payton Woodland, sr., Blackfoot

Record: 25-16

195 pounds: Tucker Palmer, jr., Malad

Record: 32-12 (fifth place at 2A state)

220 pounds: Logan George, soph., Highland

Record: 39-10 (fifth place at 5A state)

285 pounds: Spencer Watson, sr., Aberdeen

Record: 20-8 (third place at 2A state)