Warriors Send 20 To State
Written by Chance Bond on February 24, 2022
Worland High School will send 20 wrestlers to the Wyoming 3A State Championship in Casper Friday.
The Warriors finished 3rd last season as a team in Wyoming 3A, behind Star Valley and Douglas.
Star Valley has won 6 straight State Championships in a row.
The Wyoming 3A State Championships will have 6 wrestlers from 6 different schools trying to win multiple State Titles.
Two wrestlers are trying for their 4th straight State Title. Cody Phelps form Pinedale. Cody will wrestle at the 138 pound weight class.
Kyle Anderson and Owen Lungren, who both wrestle at 138 could have an opportunity to change that.
The other 3 time State Champion is Lyman’s Sefton Douglass at the 126 weight class. 126 is the only open weight class for Worland.
There will be 5 weight classes without a returning All-State wrestler. 113, 132, 170, 195, and 285.
East Region Champion Kobe Swain and East Region Runner-Up Daniel Casdorph are at 113.
Number 3 Ranked Ross Goncalves will be at 132.
Worland will have 2 wrestlers at the 170 class with Seniors Josh Rose and Ty Harris.
Ralph Moreno will be at the 195 lb weight class, he is ranked 6th in Wyoming 3A.
At the 220 weight class the returning All-State wrestler is Worland’s own Christian Peterson.
285 has no returning Champions or All-State. Noa Vega holds that weight class for Worland.
106 with Nate Johnson and Trey Wagner has only 1 All-State and no returning Champion.
120 returns a State Champion from the 106 weight class last season. Wyatt Dickinson and Creedon Newell are in that weight class.
126 returns the State Champion and State Runner-Up from last seasons 113 weight class.
132 returns a 3rd place finisher from120.
145 looks to be the most difficult. 2 former State Champions and an All-State wrestler, also the returning 3rd place finisher from 132.
Loren Fincher and Tillman Burns will wrestle 145.
Ivan Keuntjes at 152 could see All-State Jackson Wood.
160 has a State Champion from last season at 113. Nathan Harper is on the opposite side of the bracket.
182 has a State Runner-Up. Ethan Burns could see Star Valley’s Zach Paterson in the second round. Bryce Woffinden is on the opposite side at 182.
Listen to the interview with Coach Josh Garcia as the Warriors prepare for State