Worland Wrestling Host Top Ranked Teams
Written by Chance Bond on February 2, 2021
Worland would host Campbell County, Thunder Basin, Star Valley, and Cody last Friday. Wyoming Wrestling would see top contest outside the Ron Thon this season.
Wyoming Wrestling 4A schools and three of the top 3A schools would meet on the mat. The Thunder Basin Bolts are ranked second in 4A behind the Sheridan Broncs.
Star Valley is Wyoming 3A’s top ranked team and the Worland Warrior Wrestlers are ranked third in Wyoming 3A Wrestling.
Campbell County would be first up for the Warriors. Koby Tigner and Kein Anderson would lose their matches. Anderson to the 4th ranked 4A wrestler in Lucas Hill. The biggest surprise was Luke Goncalves being stuck by an unranked Nathan Harper. Worland would win the dual 63-18.
The Braves have 13 ranked wrestlers including 4 weight classes with 2 ranked wrestlers. 17 ranked wrestlers for Star Valley. Worland has 11 ranked wrestlers.
Number 1 ranked Lane McBee, Christian Peterson, Anthony Martinez, Kobe Swain, Colton Woffinden, and Josh Rose would all pin their opponents. The Braves would win the dual 43-36 in a tight one that came down to the wire.
Thunder Basin has 12 wrestlers ranked in the 14 weight classes 2 wrestlers are ranked in the 132 pound weight class. Anthony Martinez, Lane McBee, and Josh Rose all won by fall. Ross Goncalves and Gullian Comstock both would win by decision. Worland would lose the dual 24-48.
Anthony Martinez came into the season ranked number one with his 2nd place finish from last year. He had some difficulties and fell completely out of the rankings. He is currently ranked 5th in 3A. His wins over three ranked opponents including Star Valley’s number 3 ranked wrestler in the 106 pound class Bridger Smith. Martinez should see a surge in his position.
Lane McBee also won all three of his matches by fall. He also beat Star Valley, 182 class, number 2 ranked Zack Peterson.
The Warriors will travel to Cheyenne next.