WHEATLAND - High Plains Thunder wrestling club competed in the WAWA Kids State tournament in April. The state tournament is comprised of three days and three different style s of wrestling-folkstyle, freestyle and Greco. It is held in Casper, Wy at the events center. HPT had 31 wrestlers enter the folkstyle state tournament, 17 in freestyle and 10 in Greco.
Competing in Folkstyle were: Sawyer Adams, Braxton Delay, Ryder Teten, Tanner Delay, Coy Robertson, Hayden Unrein, Grady Bohlander, Nikolas Russell, Jacob McDaniel, Tyrell Weber, Kael Gudahl, Ariel Kumelos, Cash Burke, Keen Huston, Walker Adams, Paxton Eppel, Rhett McConahay, Keldan Stegman,Issac Lee, Gage Hall, Tanner Wilson, Garrett Hall, Orey Brennan, Holde Adams, Lukas Brennan, Henry Russell, Cash Zapf, Ethan Lee, Kord Prewitt, and Anthony Johnson
Placing for Folkstyle: Teten-fourth, N Russell-fifth, Unrein-third, B Delay-second, Burke-third, Huston-sixth, Robertson-first, S Adams-first, T Delay-first, Bohlander-second, Gudahl-fifth, Kumelos- fifth boys division/first girls division, McDaniel-second, Weber-second
Placing for Freestyle: W Adams-sixth, Unrein-third, L Brennan-second, B Delay-third, Burke-fourth, Huston-fourth, Robertson-first, S Adams-first, T Delay-second, Bohlander-fourth
Placing for Greco: B Delay-first, Huston-fifth, Robertson-first, S Adams-first, T Delay-second, Bohlander-third, H Adams-sixth, Burke-second
To say that HPT wrestlers showed up ready to wrestle at the state tournament is an understatement. HPT had multiple state placers and champions including not one but TWO triple-crown winners in Coy Robertson and Sawyer Adams. Along with all the state placers and champions HPT also captured the top spot as a team in the Freestyle tournament and came in second in the Greco tournament. HPT’s head Official, Autumn Read also won WAWA State official of the year, this award is selected by the WAWA State Board and presented at the tournament.
HPT Wrestling Club experienced record numbers as far as registration and participation in tournaments this year. The club was able to purchase their own tournament clocks and hold the 20th Annual Brady read Memorial tournament in March. The tournament and the clocks were a huge success. All in all HPT had a fantastic season with lots of new faces in the wrestling room, and great dedication from coaches, parents and kids. We as a club couldn’t do any of this without our great sponsors in the community, we would like to give a huge thank you to our great sponsors for helping HPT have another successful season!
2022 SPONSORS: JC & Kelsey Hall, Piccadilly Play School, Ben’s Bar, Laramie Peak Vet, Anderson Dental
Lynda Lenz State Farm Insurance, High Mountain Contracting, Cowpokes Custom AI, Bristow Built Construction, Amped Electrical Solutions, Capstone Industries, Southwest Plumbing & Mechanical, Laramie Peak Motors, Bob Ruwart Motors, Platte Valley Bank, Norb Olind Construction, IBEW 612
CH Brown, South Street Pharmacy, Jake and Hayley Robertson, Keil Land Company, PC Redi Mix
Alexander Construction, Amazing Monogramming, Interstate Gas Conoco, Hoffman Custom Construction, Mantle Ranch, Rolling Hills Bank , Good Cattle Co., Tire Shop, Touch of Color, First Interstate Bank, Weaver and McGuire, Biker’s Helping Others, William Waneka, Wheatland Country Store, Jim and Molly Read, First State Bank.