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TMS wrestlers improving

Thermopolis Middle School wrestlers hosted a quad duel with Lander, Riverton and Worland on November 7. The TMS wrestling team dueled Lander and Riverton at the high school gym. Leading the charge with multiple wins were Zane Stam, Dalton Price, Seth Needham, Brody Sorensen, Caden Dodd, Jessen Basse and Cody Bomengen. "It's always exciting to wrestle at home in front of family, friends and a plethora of Bobcat fans," said coach Toby Emery. He added that the team is fairly young this year, but they are eager to learn and are quite coachable. "They just need the mat time and experience to find their groove," said Emery. On Saturday, November 9, the TMS wrestling team traveled to Riverton for the Spartan Invitational. "This is probably the toughest tournament of the season, being an A tournament including 12 teams from across the state," said Emery. TMS wrestlers placed ninth as a team and nine out of 18 of the wrestlers who attended placed. Chris Arends finished first at 120 pounds, Brody Potter came in second at 120 pounds, Seth Needham finished third at 105 pounds, Ethan Music was third at 138 pounds, Will Ward came in fifth at 91 pounds, Dalton Price was fifth at 105 pounds, Mason Reese was fifth at 145 pounds, Daniel Blair was sixth at 115 pounds and Aiden Freeman finished sixth at 145 pounds. "We wrestled tough and the hard work put into practice is starting to pay off," said Emery. Middle school wrestlers will travel to the Lander Invite on Saturday with action beginning at 10 a.m. Thermopolis vs Lander Duel 70 pounds – Jo Jo Crow lost by decision, 5-10 77 pounds – Caden Dodd lost by fall 1:19 and won by fall, 1:35; Jo-Jo Crow lost by decision, 2-6 84 pounds – Chris Bapst lost by fall, 2:44; Nolan Collins lost by decision, 2-7 and won by fall, 0:57; Lance Axtell lost by major decision, 0-15 98 pounds – Colter Price lost by fall, 2:18; Zane Stam won by fall 2:54; Stone Pebbles lost by fall, 2:39; Haeden Blair lost by decision, 2-7; Will Ward lost by major decision, 2-10 105 pounds – Dalton Price won by fall 1:34; Seth Needham won by fall 0:23; Jessen Basse won by fall 0:48; Samuel Skelton lost by major decision, 1-17; Ethan Yarrington lost by fall, 2:54 110 pounds – Alix Sorensen lost by fall, 0:26 115 pounds – Daniel Blair won by fall, 0:38 120 pounds – Chris Arends lost by decision, 2-6; Brody Potter lost by fall, 0:50; Cody Bomengen won by decision, 5-3; Bridger Peil lost by fall 1:46 132 pounds – Brody Sorensen won by fall 1:28; Ryan Arends lost by fall 2:27 138 pounds – Ethan Music lost by fall, 1:10; Kailey Allen won by decision, 8-7 145 pounds – Mason Reese lost by fall1:47; Aidan Freeman lost by fall, 0:41; Blevins Little lost by fall, 0:29 Thermopolis vs Riverton Duel 70 pounds – Jo Jo Crow lost by decision, 6-13 77 pounds – Caden Dodd won by major decision, 16-0 84 pounds – Chris Bapst lost by decision, 2-8; Nolan Collins lost by fall, 1:26; Lance Axtel won by fall, 1:24 91 pounds – Will Ward won by major decision, 16-4 98 pounds – Zane Stam won by decision, 6-3; Colter Price lost by decision, 2-4; Stone Pebbles lost by fall, 0:34; Ethan Yarrington lost by fall, 2:20 105 pounds – Haeden Blair won by fall, 0:59; Jessen Basse won by fall 0:45, Samuel Skelton won my major decision, 8-0 110 pounds – Alix Sorensen lost by major decision, 0-16, Seth Needham won by fall 1:29; Dalton Price won by fall 1:24 115 pounds – Daniel Blair won by decision, 4-3 120 pounds – Cody Bomengen won by fall, 1:59; Bridger Peil won by fall 0:15 126 pounds – Ryan Arends lost by fall, 1:33; Chris Arends lost by fall, 2:47; Brody Potter lost by fall 1:44 132 pounds – Brody Sorensen won by decision, 5-3; Ethan Music lost by decision, 3-6 138 pounds – Kailey Allen lost by decision, 2-4; Mason Reese won by fall, 1:58 145 pounds – Blevins Little won by fall, 0:18; Aidan Freeman won by fall, 0:47 Spartan Invitational 77 pounds - Caden Dodd: Champ. Round 1 received a bye, Champ. Round 2 lost by fall (0:26), Cons. Round 2 received a bye, Cons. Round 3 lost by fall (2:51); Jo Jo Crow: Champ. Round 1 lost by fall (0:58), Cons. Round 1 received a bye, Cons. Round 2 lost by fall (0:57) 84 pounds – Chris Bapst: Champ. Round 1 received a bye, Champ Round 2 lost by fall (0:18), Cons. Round 2 received a bye, Cons. Round 3 won by major decision (14-6), Cons. Round 4 lost by fall (0:52); Nolan Collins: Champ. Round 1 lost by fall (0:37), Cons. Round 1 received a bye, Cons. Round 2 won by fall (0:33), Cons. Round 3 won by decision (6-4), Cons. Round 4 lost by decision (2-8) 91 pounds – Will Ward, 5th Place: Champ. Round 1 received a bye; Champ. Round 2 lost by decision (2-7), Cons. Round 2 received a bye, Cons. Round 3 won by fall (0:46), Cons. Round 4 won by fall (1:33), Cons. Round 5 won by major decision (8-0), Cons. Semi lost by major decision (2-10), 5th place match won by major decision (9-0) 98 pounds – Colter Price: Champ. Round 1 received a bye, Champ. Round 2 won by fall (0:20), Quarterfinal lost by fall (1:49), Cons. Round 4 won by fall (3:00), Cons. Round 5 lost by tech fall (0-15); Zane Stam: Champ. Round 1 received a bye, Champ. Round 2 lost by injury default (1:15), Cons. Round 2 received a bye, Cons. Round 3 won by fall (0:48), Cons. Round 4 lost by fall (3:00) 105 pounds – Seth Needham, 3rd Place: Champ Round 1 lost by decision (0-5), Cons. Round 1 won by fall (0:58), Cons. Round 2 won by decision (4-0), Cons. Round 3 won by fall (2:37), Cons. Semi won by fall (1:37), 3rd Place match won by major decision (10-0); Dalton Price, 5th Place: Champ Round 1 won by fall (1:59), Quarterfinal won by fall (0:14), Semifinal lost by major decision (2-3), 5th Place Match won by fall (1:00) 110 pounds – Alix Sorensen: Champ Round 1 lost by fall (0:51), Cons. Round 1 lost by decision (3-9); Jessen Basse: Champ Round 1 won by decision (8-1), Quarterfinal lost by fall (2:43), Cons. Round 2 won by fall (0:33), Cons. Round 3 lost by fall (2:39) 115 pounds – Daniel Blair, 6th Place: Champ Round 1 lost by fall (0:29), Cons. Round 1 received a bye, Cons. Round 2 won by fall (2:39), Cons. Round 3 won by fall (1:56), Cons. Semi lost by fall (2:47), 5th Place Match lost by fall (0:22) 120 pounds – Chris Arends, 1st Place: Champ Round 1 won by fall (1:46), Quarterfinal won by decision (9-7), Semifinal won by fall (1:57), 1st Place Match won by fall (1:08); Brody Potter 2nd Place: Champ Round 1 received a bye, Quarterfinal won by fall (0:22), Semifinal won by major decision (11-1), 1st Place Match lost by fall (1:08) 126 pounds – Ryan Arends: Champ Round 1 won by fall (1:31), Quarterfinal lost by fall (0:38), Cons. Round 2 won by decision (6-2), Cons. Round 3 lost by decision (6-10) 138 pounds – Ethan Music, 3rd Place: Champ. Round 1 received a bye, Quarterfinal won by decision (11-5), Semifinal lost by fall (0:50), Cons. Semi won by fall (2:29), 3rd Place Match won by decision (7-5) 145 pounds – Mason Reese, 5th Place: Champ. Round 1 won in tie breaker (TB-1 3-0), Quarterfinal won by fall (2:43), Semifinal lost by decision (4-8), Cons. Semi lost by major decision (2-11), 5th Place Match won by fall(2:41); Aidan Freeman, 6th Place: Champ Round 1 lost by major decision (0-10), Cons. Round 1 received a bye, Cons. Round 2 won by fall (2:31), Cons. Round 3 won by major decision (9-0), Cons. Semi lost by fall (0:57), 5th Place Match lost by fall (2:41) On Saturday, Nov. 16 wrestlers traveled to Worland for a round robin style invitational tournament. "I really appreciate this type of tournament every now and then because it gives our athletes the opportunity to get more matches and mat time experience. Our wrestlers are starting to show improvement; they really performed well this weekend," said Emery. Six Bobcats were crowned champs including Will Ward, Dalton Price, Headen Blair, Ehtan Yarrington, Bridger Peil and Brody Potter. Emery added, "It's been a lot of fun to watch the intensity and technique improve each week," added Emery. Worland Invitational A Division 91- Will Ward, 1st place: Round 1 won by fall (2:16), Round 2 won by fall (2:38), Round 3 won by fall (0:26) A Division 89-94 – Colter Price, 4th place: Round 1 lost by decision (2-7), Round 2 lost by major decision (0-9), Round 3 lost by fall (1:55) A Division 93-97 – Zane Stam, 3rd place: Round 1 won by fall (1:15), Round 2 lost by fall (1:17), Round 3 lost by major decision (0-9) A Division 98-103 – Jessen Basse, 4th place: Round 1 lost by fall (4:10), Round 2 lost by decision (4-6), Round 3 lost by fall (2:49) A Division 103-105 – Dalton Price, 1st place: Round 1 won by fall (0:28), Round 3 won by fall (0:33), Round 4 won by fall (2:05), Round 5 won by fall (1:02); Seth Needham, 3rd place: Round 1 lost by fall (3:00), Round 2 won by decision (2-0), Round 3 lost by fall (0:33), Round 4 won by fall (0:54) Division A 110 – Ethan Crow, 2nd place: Round 1 won by major decision (8-0), Round 3 won by tech fall (16-0), Round 4 lost by major decision (1-14), Round 5 won by fall (1:30); Samuel Skelton, 5th place: Round 1 lost by fall (0:33), Round 2 lost by tech fall (2-17), Round 3 lost by tech fall (0-16), Round 4 lost by fall (2:19) A Division 115-120 - Ryan Arends, 2nd place: Round 1 won by fall (2:43), Round 2 won by fall (1:30), Round 4won by fall (1:17), Round 5 lost by fall (1:53); Chris Arends, 3rd place: Round 2 won by fall (2:06), Round 3 lost by fall (3:33), Round 4 lost by fall (1:17), Round 5 won by fall (1:14) A Division 127-135 – Ethan Music 3rd place: Round 1 won by fall (3:52), Round 2 won by fall (2:38), Round 3 lost by decision (5-8), Round 4 lost by tech fall (1-16) A Division 135-138 – Mason Reese, 4th Place: Round 1 lost by fall (0:49), Round 2 lost by fall (1:24), Round 3 lost by fall (0:56), Round 5 won by fall (1:24) B Division 72-77 – Caden Dodd, 2nd place: Round 1 won by major decision (14-4), Round 2 won by fall (2:03), Round3 lost by fall (1:26), Round 4 won by fall (2:39) B Division 75-80 – Jo Jo Crow, 3rd place won by decision (9-6), Round 2 lost by major decision (4-12), Round 3 lost by major decision (1-14) B Division 78-83 – Lance Axtell, 4th place: Round 1 lost by fall (2:01), Round 2 lost by fall (3:50), Round 3 lost by fall (1:09) B Division 93-98 – Haeden Blair, 1st place: Round 1 won by major decision (8-0), Round 2 won by fall (0:11), Round 3 won in sudden victory (SV-1 11-9), Round 5 won by fall (0:50) B Division 100-101 – Ethan Yarrington, 1st place: Round 1 won by fall (0:37), Round 2 won by fall (0:54), Round 3 won by fall (2:07) B Division 100-105 – Stone Pebbles, 2nd place: Round 1 won by fall (0:12), Round 2 won by fall (1:55), Round 3 lost by fall (2:40) B Division 115 – Bridger Peil, 1st place: Round 1 won by fall (0:28), Round 2 won by decision (11-10), Round 3 won by fall (0:11); Daniel Blair, 2nd palce: Round 1 won by fall (2:00), Round 2 lost by decision (10-11), Round 3 won by fall (1:09) B Division 120 – Brody Potter, 1st place: Round 1 won by fall (1:00), Round 3 won by fall (0:29), Round 4 won by fall (1:56), Round 5 won by fall (0:30); Cody Bomengen, 3rd place: Round 2 won by fall (2:54), Round 3 lost by fall (0:45), Round 4 lost by fall ( 1:56), Round 5 won by decision (9-2) B Division 131-136 – Kailey Allen, 3rd place: Round 1 lost by fall (1:16), Round 2 won by fall (3:22), Round 3 lost by decision (6-5) B Division 137-145 – Aidan Freeman, 3rd place: Round 1 lost by fall (1:52), Round 2 won by fall (0:38), Round 3 lost by fall (3:48); Blevins Little, 4th place: Round 1 lost by fall (1:06), Round 2 lost by fall (0:38), Round 3 lost by fall (0:37)

 

November 21, 2019

Thermopolis Middle School wrestler Zane Stam works to get control of his opponent.



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