Friday, January 29, 2010

Wrestlers pin Hillcrest 56-21 in home finale

Bruins too tough in league clash

Wood River freshman Storm Anderson has the top position on Filerís Mark Durham during a Jan. 13 home dual meet in Hailey. Photo by David N. Seelig

Senior 171-pounder Tyler Jaramillo provided fireworks with a 38-second pin as the Wood River High School wrestling team rallied with four wins in the final five weight classes against a tough Twin Falls squad at the Hailey gym.

Twin Falls, strong in the middleweights, nevertheless emerged with a 46-29 Great Basin Conference dual meet win Wednesday on Wood River's "Senior Night." Those honored were Jaramillo, Nick Chase, Tanner Orchard, Luis Lopez, Juve Ruiz and Colton Seely.

Other winners were freshman Jared Anderson 18-2 over Trent Diederich (TF) at 103 pounds, sophomore Auden Ruhter 1:28 pin over Brad Lucas (TF) 215, junior Alex Thomas 1:13 pin over Dallin Casperson (TF) 285 and freshman Tim Boyle 1:28 pin over Tyler Lookingbill (TF) at 119 pounds.

Wood River's returning state wrestlers Nick Chase and Tanner Orchard had tough assignments at 145 and 152.

Chase fought well, but was pinned at 2:44 by 2008 5A state 130-pound champion Todd Anderson. Orchard lost 5-3 to last year's State 5A 135-pound king Will Keeter. In another good match, Hailey junior Kasey Barker lost 14-2 to Twin Falls senior Zak Slotten, last year's 5A 171-pound runner-up.

Earlier in the triangular, Wood River matched up better against the visiting Hillcrest Knights and used seven pins to notch a 56-21 dual victory.

Winning by fall were Jared Anderson at 103, Tyler Bartlett 112, Andrew Beck 125, Zach Brown 130, Chase 145, Orchard at 152 and Kasey Barker at 189. Storm Anderson prevailed 1-4 at 160 pounds and Ruhter gained a 19-6 four-point decision at 215. Thomas won by forfeit in the 285-pound class.

Coach Shawn Huntington's Wolverines visit Burley Tuesday, Feb. 2 in a 6 p.m. makeup.

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