Warrior Wrestling Win Five of Six
Written by Chance Bond on January 21, 2021
The Warrior Wrestling team were on the mat this weekend in Sweetwater County. Rock Springs and Green River were the host cities for this years Thoman-Jackman Tournament. Covid restrictions created a dual event this season.
The Worland Warriors went into the tournament ranked fourth in Wyoming 3A wrestling. Day one of the duals would have Worland in Pool 4 with Rock Springs, Sheridan, and Mountain View.
First up were the Rock Springs Tigers. Ranked sixth as a team in Wyoming 4A wrestling and having nine ranked wrestlers including Broc Flethcher the number one ranked 4A wrestler at 106 pounds. Fletcher would beat Anthony Martinez by fall.
The dual would come down to the final match. 195 pound number one ranked Lane McBee would win by fall and get the win for the Warriors 42-40.
The Warriors would face the Sheridan Broncs next. Worland has faced the Broncs on several occasions. Not having a win this season. The wins by Anthony Martinez, Ross Goncalves, Kyle and Kien Anderson, Luke Goncalves, and Lane McBee wouldn’t be enough. The Warriors lost 45-33 against the states number one ranked 4A wrestling team.
Mountain View would only win two matches against Worland. The Buffalos would give up five weight classes and loss the dual 72-11. Ending day one of the Thoman-Jackman Tournament 2-1 and a second place Pool 4 finish.
Day two would be from Green River with the opening match against Wyoming 4A fourth ranked Cheyenne East Thunderbirds. The Warriors lost seven of the fourteen weight classes. it was Anthony Martinez and his four point major decision that proved to be the winning match that gave Worland the win. 38-33.
The wins by fall from Aaron Carver, Josh Rose, Ralph Moreno, Lane McBee, and Christian Peterson in the heavier weight classes proved to be the difference. The Warriors would beat the former 4A Wyoming State runner ups from a year ago Green River. 42-39.
The final dual of the tournament was the Lyman/Jackson Consolidated team. Six wins and the two open forfeits would be enough to win the dual with a 48-31 win.
The Worland Warriors would finish day two with a 3-0 record. Would place number one in Pool 1. Overall in the Thoman-Jackman would go 5-1 with the single loss to the number one Wyoming 4A ranked Sheridan Broncs.
Worland Warrior wrestling will host a Quad with Big Horn Basin opponents Cody, Powell, and Lovell Thursday starting at 3pm at Warrior Gym.
Photos Courtesy of Gail Carver