They are the best in the Cowboy State for 2017…now it’s time to see how they stack up to the rest of the USA.

Thirty wrestlers from various Wyoming high schools are competing at the 2017 National High School Coaches Association Folkstyle Wrestling National Championship Tournament in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Wrestlers begin competition on Saturday, March 25th and the finals are the next day.

Two losses and you’re out, unless you make it far enough into the bracket.

It’s seniors vs. seniors, juniors vs. juniors, and so forth, as grapplers try to place in the top 8 nationally in their weight class, which is what is need to gain All-American status.

Brackets are not even all-around. It depends on how many wrestlers are in the bracket.

Some wrestlers may have to win more matches than others in order to gain All-American status.

5 Wyoming wrestlers ended up winning All-American honors.

Freshmen:

106 lbs.:

Baran Lechner (Campbell County) - 1 win 2 losses.

Jace Palmer (Kelly Walsh...State Champ 4A 106 lbs.) - 4 wins 2 losses

113 lbs.:

Amos Solano (Cheyenne East...3rd place 4A 113 lbs.) - 1 win 2 losses

126 lbs.:

Warren Carr (Campbell County...3rd place 4A 126 lbs.) - 2 wins 2 losses

132 lbs.:

Parker Seeley (Moorcroft...State Runner-Up 2A 132 lbs.) - 4 wins 3 losses. 6th place. All-American status.

152 lbs.:

Rowdy Pfeil (Moorcroft...State Runner-Up 2A 152 lbs.) - 7 wins 1 loss. 3rd place. All-American status.

 

Sophomores:

106 lbs.:

Ethan Sell (Laramie...4th place 4A 106 lbs.) - 1 win 2 losses.

113 lbs.:

Tate Stoddard (Glenrock...State Champ 2A 113 lbs.) - 3 wins 2 losses

132 lbs.:

Reese Karst (Powell...State Champ 3A 132 lbs.) - 6 wins 3 losses. 8th place. All-American status.

182 lbs.:

Hayden Wempen (Riverton...State Champ 3A 182 lbs.) - 1 win 2 losses

195 lbs.:

Terren Swartz (Campbell County...State Runner-Up 4A 195 lbs.) - 4 wins 3 losses. 6th place. All-American status. Now 2-time All-American.

 

Juniors:

113 lbs.:

Spencer Angell (Star Valley...State Runner-Up 3A 113 lbs.) - 0 wins 2 losses

126 lbs.:

Gavin Patterson (Star Valley...State Runner-Up 3A 126 lbs.) - 1 win 2 losses

138 lbs.:

Trevor Jeffries (Campbell County...State Champ 4A 138 lbs.) - 2 wins 2 losses

145 lbs.:

Brett Brenton (Natrona...State Champ 4A 152 lbs.) - 6 wins 2 losses. Missed All-American status by 1 match.

Javin Palmer (Kelly Walsh...State Runner-Up 4A 145 lbs.) - 0 wins 2 losses

160 lbs.:

Thomas Neal (Cheyenne East...State Runner-Up 4A 170 lbs.) - 4 wins 2 losses

170 lbs.:

Tucker Allison (Moorcroft...State Champ 2A 182 lbs.) - 4 wins 2 losses

195 lbs.:

Solomon Petz (Moorcroft...State Champ 2A 195 lbs.) - 0 wins 2 losses

220 lbs.:

Deric Johnson (Campbell County...State Champ 4A 220 lbs.) - 1 win 2 losses

 

Seniors:

126 lbs.:

Trey Fischbach (Moorcroft...4th Place 2A 126 lbs.) - 0 wins 2 losses

132 lbs.:

Bryton Winchell (Cheyenne East...State Runner-Up 4A 132 lbs.) - 0 wins 2 losses

138 lbs.:

John Gasperetti (Natrona...State Runner-Up 4A 138 lbs.) - 1 win 2 losses

145 lbs.:

Kaden Schriner (Laramie...State Champ 4A 145 lbs.) - 4 wins 2 losses

Brandon Claye (Star Valley...3rd place 3A 138 lbs.) - 2 wins 2 losses

Brayden Peak (Natrona) - 1 win 2 losses

170 lbs.:

Hayden Hastings (Sheridan...State Champ 4A 170 lbs.) - 5 wins 2 losses. 7th place. All-American status. Now 2-time All-American.

182 lbs.:

Carless Looney (Laramie...State Champ 195 lbs.) - 4 wins 2 losses. Missed All-American status by 1 match.

Rhyse Wandler (Campbell County...3rd Place 4A 182 lbs.) - 1 win 2 losses.

195 lbs.:

Tony Ortega (Laramie...6th Place 4A 285 lbs.) - 0 wins 2 losses