Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Now, 11 WRHS wrestlers headed to state

Matmen land another berth

Jackson Toothman Photo by Roland Lane

Wood River High School‘s fourth-year wrestling coach Shawn Huntington is pleased to have another of his matmen, sophomore Jackson Toothman, joining the big Wolverine group headed to Pocatello Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23.

There, 11 Wood River wrestlers will compete in the 56th annual State 4A Wrestling Championships sponsored by the Idaho High School Activities Association at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena.

Huntington said Friday, “I just found out that the Burley wrestler who placed third at our district tournament at 182 pounds will not be going to state. Since Jackson Toothman placed fifth at that weight he will be replacing the Burley wrestler—now making it 11 to state for Wood River!”

Senior Tommy Bailey is making his fourth trip to state for Wood River. Seniors Storm Anderson and Tim Boyle along with junior Cooper Bailey are three-time state qualifiers. Making state a second time: Senior Jared Anderson, Thomas Heiden and Chris Carnes.

Defending State 4A team champion is Kuna (281.5 points). Wood River placed 17th last year with 42 points. Over the last four years the Wolverines have qualified nine, seven, seven and now 11 for state.

Friday’s first session of wrestling on 16 Holt Arena mats is from 9:30-11 a.m. followed by Session 2 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Consolation loser-out matches are 1-2:30 p.m., with quarterfinals from 3-4:30 p.m. and more consolation matches from 5-6:30 p.m.

Saturday’s consolation loser-out round, semi-finals and finals take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parade of Athletes starts at 3:30 p.m. followed by the championship round. General admission is $15 Friday. Tournament passes are $28.

Here are first-round matches for the 11 Wolverines:

- 98 pounds—WRHS freshman Colby Castle (13-16) vs. Caldwell freshman Mykel Ostrom (4-4).

- 106—Freshman Ryan Anderson (30-9) vs. Lakeland freshman Justin Wright (23-9).

- 113—Junior Kaleb Guisasola (21-18) vs. Lakeland junior Tyson Hendricks (16-5).

- 120—Senior Tim Boyle (25-19) vs. Minico junior Wyatt Bingham (27-12).

- 132—Senior Jared Anderson (19-14) vs. Skyview senior Thomas Gonzalez (30-17); and WRHS junior Cooper Bailey (24-11) vs. Kuna freshman Dusty Jones (10-5). If Bailey wins, he’s likely to next face last year’s 126-pound state champ Kam Reddish (36-7), a Columbia senior.

- 152—Senior Tommy Bailey (39-6) vs. Nampa sophomore Andrew Hilton (21-20).

- 170—Senior Storm Anderson (35-4) vs. Preston senior Erick Silva (15-11).

- 182—Sophomore Jackson Toothman (17-17) vs. Jerome senior Joseph Maicke (29-8).

- 195—Senior Thomas Heiden (33-6) vs. Twin Falls freshman Landon Hatch (32-12).

- 285—Senior Chris Carnes (34-9) vs. Jerome freshman Lucio Carrillo (14-24).




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