Wrestling with success
Wood River grapplers will take
11 to state
Just three years ago, the Wood
River wrestling team qualified four grapplers for the state tournament.
At the conclusion of the SCIC
district wrestling meet on Wednesday, Wood River had crowned four
district champions and earned state berths for 11 grapplers.
"The kids wrestled great. We could
not have wrestled any better," third-year coach Danny Turner said.
In action at Declo, defending
champion Kimberly claimed the team title with 193.5 total points. Wood
River was second with 184. Gooding placed third (137.5), followed by
Buhl (107), Declo (100.5) and Filer (64).
The Wolverines will take the most
athletes to state with 11. Kimberly qualified 10 and Gooding nine. Both
Declo and Buhl put five on the state list and Filer has four.
Wolverine district champions were
Murdock Miller at 103 pounds, Duane Miller at 145, Brandon Silvia at 160
and Dustin Selner at 275.
Jordan Vert was runner-up at 119
and Greg Lyons was second at 189. Third-place finishers were Sid Watson
at 112, Josh Orchard at 130, Robert Wiesen at 152, Russ Adams at 160,
and Brad Dussell at 215. The Wolverines qualified 11 out of the 14
The State 3A Wrestling
Championships will be held at Holt Arena in Pocatello, Feb. 26-28.