Wood River High School wrestlers bounced back with a 38-30 dual meet win over the Gooding Senators Tuesday after the Wolverines dropped a 58-19 Great Basin Conference dual meet to tough Minico in the Hailey home debut.
The Wolverines are now 3-1 in dual meets so far this season.
Coach Shawn Huntington of Wood River said, "We started slow and lost to (defending GBC champion) Minico, but I was pleased with the way we responded after the defeat. We need to focus on getting better starts to our matches, dual meets and tournaments."
Against Gooding, Wood River won seven of the 10 matches that were actually contested including three pins (Tim Boyle at 113, Tommy Bailey at 145 and Storm Anderson at 170) and two major decisions (Cooper Bailey 13-2 at 120 and Jared Anderson 12-2 at 132).
Senior Andrew Beck (126) and junior Thomas Heiden (182) also earned decision wins.
Minico (4 pins) won 11 of the 15 weight classes earlier in the evening, but there were bright spots for the Wolverines. Boyle, a junior, worked a 55-second pin at 113 pounds, junior Tommy Bailey captured a 15-7 major decision at 145 and Heiden won 10-3 at 182 pounds.
The Wolverines compete at the Buhl Invitational tournament starting today, Friday, Jan. 6 at 3:15 p.m. and continuing Saturday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Hailey wrestlers go to Wendell for a triangular meet with the host Trojans and Filer Wildcats.
WRHS 38, Gooding 30
98 pounds—Double forfeit.
106—Kaleb Guisasola (WR soph) won by forfeit.
113—Tim Boyle (WR junior) pinned Brayden Perkins (G junior).
120—Cooper Bailey (WR soph) won 13-2 major decision over Jeff Hernandez (G soph).
126—Andrew Beck (WR senior) won 6-4 decision over Daniel Flick (G senior).
132—Jared Anderson (WR junior) won 12-2 major decision over Clay Price (G junior).
138—Christian Fontaine (G senior) pinned Kyle Clark (WR soph).
145—Tommy Bailey (WR junior) pinned Cody Harris (G freshman).
152—Torin Brunson (G soph) pinned Zach Brown (WR senior).
160—Travis Rison (G junior) won by forfeit.
170—Storm Anderson (WR junior) pinned Landunn Koyle (G freshman).
182—Thomas Heiden (WR junior) won 3-1 over Josh Finley (G freshman).
195—Eric Finley (G junior) won by forfeit.
285—Cole McGinnis (G soph) pinned Chris Carnes (WR junior).
WRHS 38, Gooding 30
98 pounds—Blake Gilchrist (M) won by forfeit.
106—Wyatt Bingham (M) pinned 1:51 Kaleb Guisasola (WR soph).
113—Tim Boyle (WR junior) pinned 0:55 Pat Burns (M).
120—Cooper Bailey (WR soph), last year's Great Basin 112-pound king, won by forfeit.
126—Daniel Coats (M) pinned 3:01 Andrew Beck (WR senior).
132—Alberto Ramirez (M), last year's Great Basin 125-pound king, pinned 1:02 Jared Anderson (WR junior).
138—Austin Gilchrist (M) won 10-2 major decision over Kyle Clark (WR soph).
145—Tommy Bailey (WR junior) won 15-7 major decision over Cade Kunzler (M).
152—Luke Allred (M) won 7-5 over Zach Brown (WR senior).
160—Jesse Burgara (M) won by forfeit.
170—David Borden (M), last year's GBC and State 4A 160-pound king, won 10-2 major decision over Storm Anderson (WR junior).
182—Thomas Heiden (WR junior) won 10-3 over T.J. Strunk (M).
195—Salvador Gutierrez (M) won 17-2 technical fall over Billy Kyes (WR freshman).
220—Joseph Valencia (M) won by forfeit.
285—Dakota Madrigal (M) pinned 4:45 Chris Carnes (WR junior).
Exhibition—Blake Gilchrist (M) pinned 2:42 Kaleb Guisasola (WR).