Crane third, DeWitt sixth at 3A State Tournament


CASPER – Wheatland’s Wyatt Crane took third at 220 pounds and Seth DeWitt snagged a sixth-place finish at 138 pounds, propelling the Bulldogs to a 13th-place finish as a team at the 3A State Tournament in Casper over the weekend.

Crane started his weekend by pinning Thermopolis’ Andrew Yarbrough in the second period, before falling by pin in the first to Kadar Criddle (Pinedale). The Bulldog dropped to the wrestle-back rounds, where he rattled off four-straight wins. He pinned Trey Wright (Worland) in the first period, before pinning Pinedale’s Kolby Carson.

In the consolation semi-finals, Crane went the distance against Buffalo’s Hunter Pope, winning by a 5-1 decision. Crane advanced to the third-place match, where he beat Cutter Foster (Rawlins) by a 10-0 major decision.

DeWitt started his weekend by beating Matt Jones (Powell) by a 6-5 decision. Powell’s Reese Karst got the better of DeWitt in the quarterfinals, pinning him in the first period.

Once in the lower bracket, DeWitt went the distance in back-to-back wins, besting Caden Stoll (Mountain View) in a 6-4 decision and Jacob Dworek (Rawlins) in a 6-4 decision. In the consolation semi’s, DeWitt fell in a 6-4 decision against Cody’s Jon Sanchez, before falling in an 8-4 decision against Star Valley’s Tyson Hoopes.

Wheatland piled up 55 team points to finish 13th, edging both Riverton’s 52.5 points and Thermopolis’ 51.5 points. Star Valley won the state team title with 267 points. Cody (164) and Worland (153) round out the top-three teams.

Full results for the rest of the wrestlers are as follows:

106: Keegan Meyer (32-16) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Brady Carey (Lander) 34-16 won by major decision over Keegan Meyer (Wheatland) 32-16 (MD 10-1)

Cons. Round 1 - Keegan Meyer (Wheatland) 32-16 won by fall over Riley Duffield (Torrington) 7-26 (Fall 2:09)

Cons. Round 2 - Keegan Meyer (Wheatland) 32-16 won by decision over Nycholas Melchor (Torrington) 27-17 (Dec 1-0)

Cons. Round 3 - Emma Karhu (Powell) 30-16 won by fall over Keegan Meyer (Wheatland) 32-16 (Fall 2:22)

120: Wyatt Guty (5-2) place is unknown.

Champ. Round 1 - Charlie Koss (Douglas) 14-12 won by fall over Wyatt Guty (Wheatland) 5-2 (Fall 2:41)

Cons. Round 1 - Michael Maddox (Powell) 21-18 won by injury default over Wyatt Guty (Wheatland) 5-2 (Inj. 0:00)

120: Austun Maston (1-4) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Kale Corley (Newcastle) 38-12 won by fall over Austun Maston (Wheatland) 1-4 (Fall 0:50)

Cons. Round 1 - Austun Maston (Wheatland) 1-4 won by forfeit over Adam Fulkerson (Lander) 14-16 (For.)

Cons. Round 2 - Steven Metz (Pinedale) 13-7 won by fall over Austun Maston (Wheatland) 1-4 (Fall 1:19)

126: Noah Whitfield (1-4) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Daniel Weyrich (Worland) 34-18 won by fall over Noah Whitfield (Wheatland) 1-4 (Fall 0:57)

Cons. Round 1 - Noah Whitfield (Wheatland) 1-4 won by fall over Ryker Tysver (Mountain View) 2-24 (Fall 2:27)

Cons. Round 2 - Trezdon Martinez (Rawlins) 9-11 won by major decision over Noah Whitfield (Wheatland) 1-4 (MD 9-0)

132: Ethan Read (25-26) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Ethan Read (Wheatland) 25-26 won by fall over Corey Linebaugh (Powell) 23-17 (Fall 1:00)

Quarterfinal - Hagen Lamoreaux (Lyman) 14-7 won by fall over Ethan Read (Wheatland) 25-26 (Fall 0:27)

Cons. Round 2 - Ethan Read (Wheatland) 25-26 won by rule over Rhett Karr (Wheatland) 3-3 (RULE)

Cons. Round 3 - Colten Ellison (Lyman) 29-20 won by fall over Ethan Read (Wheatland) 25-26 (Fall 4:35)

132: Rhett Karr (3-3) place is unknown.

Champ. Round 1 - Zain Fitzgerald (Cody) 32-19 won by fall over Rhett Karr (Wheatland) 3-3 (Fall 1:00)

Cons. Round 1 - Rhett Karr (Wheatland) 3-3 won by forfeit over Grayson Hicks (Star Valley) 8-4 (For.)

Cons. Round 2 - Ethan Read (Wheatland) 25-26 won by rule over Rhett Karr (Wheatland) 3-3 (RULE)

145: Cross Hernandez (2-4) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Trevor Clark (Star Valley) 38-3 won by fall over Cross Hernandez (Wheatland) 2-4 (Fall 1:14)

Cons. Round 1 - Cross Hernandez (Wheatland) 2-4 won by forfeit over Liam O`Hara (Cody) 3-4 (For.)

Cons. Round 2 - Brendan Martin (Lyman) 28-21 won by fall over Cross Hernandez (Wheatland) 2-4 (Fall 0:50)

152: Kye Hicks (28-25) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Kye Hicks (Wheatland) 28-25 won by fall over Brandon Hicks (Lyman) 10-24 (Fall 1:48)

Quarterfinal - Brody Karhu (Powell) 36-10 won by fall over Kye Hicks (Wheatland) 28-25 (Fall 1:00)

Cons. Round 2 - Orin Oilar (Cody) 4-5 won by fall over Kye Hicks (Wheatland) 28-25 (Fall 1:26)

195: Daniel Hutchins (2-6) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Daniel Hutchins (Wheatland) 2-6 won by major decision over Austin Weaver (Thermopolis) 4-3 (MD 17-6)

Quarterfinal - Austin Bennett (Lander) 27-16 won by fall over Daniel Hutchins (Wheatland) 2-6 (Fall 0:16)

Cons. Round 2 - Hyrum Rich (Thermopolis) 7-4 won by decision over Daniel Hutchins (Wheatland) 2-6 (Dec 7-1)


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