At Saturday’s state wrestling finals, Blackfoot finished fourth in 4A, and Highland finished fifth in Class 5A.
The Rams saw one wrestler earn an individual state title, Sawyer Anderson, who captured a championship at the 98-pound weight class. Senior Eli Anderton reached the semifinals of the 220-pound bracket.
The Broncos sent two wrestlers on to titles, including Mack Mauger, who secured a second title, winning his championship match by fall. Senior Tradyn Henderson also repeated, securing a title at the 182-pound weight class.
“It’s been a lot of hard work,” Mauger told the Post Register. “I overcame a lot. It is an awesome feeling.”
“Being a repeat both me and him,” Henderson said. “I mean, it feels super good to put Blackfoot on the map.”
Locally, Century’s Jackson Geslin reached the championship match of the 4A 285-pound bracket, where he fell by decision to Caldwell’s Miguel Perez.
In Class 3A, American Falls finished fourth and Snake Rived finished fifth. The Eagles’ Nathan Gugelman II earned a title at 113 pounds, Kolter Burton won at 120 pounds and Grayson Williams captured a championship at 138 pounds.The Panthers’ best individual finisher was Joshua Curzon, who advanced to the title match of the 285-pound weight class bracket.
In Class 2A, West Side took home a third-place finish. Junior Colten Gunderson won a title at 160 pounds and junior Aaron McDaniel made the 285-pound title match.
Other local wrestlers to win state championships included Grace’s Carter Kimball (2A, 98), Hans Newby (2A, 113) and Wyatt Cutler (2A, 170) and Soda Springs’ Tucker Bowen (2A, 120).
It is great see an article about the successes of our local wrestlers, congratulations to them all. Unfortunately, the Journal has continued to ignore the accomplishments of the Marsh Valley Eagles. Congratulations to Ryker Gibson, state champion at 3A 160 lbs!!
This article is poorly written. The writer gives kudos to some and writes negative reports on the some outcomes! Some did wonderful and secured a place, while the others fell ( but still placed)!!! Marsh Valley did awesome as well!! Please don’t let your ignorance or biases affect your writing ISJ!!!
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