2021 State Wrestling 126 LB. Championship Matches [VIDEO]
Star Valley's Jacob Guild has honed his wrestling skills with some MMA work on the side and that certainly helped him win the 3A 126 pound state championship on Friday in Casper with an 8-3 win over Charles Synder from Lander. Guild took 3rd at 113 pounds a year ago and looked polished all year long en route to a record of 27-2. He is a sound wrestler in terms of technique and was a junior this season. Snyder who was a sophomore finished the year with a record of 27-13. In the 3rd place match in 3A, Luke Ewing of Douglas pinned Kai Burk Star Valley so Ewing wrapped things up at 21-9 while Burk had a record of 15-3. Emma Karhu of Powell placed at the state tournament taking 5th with a pin over her teammate Vincent Timmons. That's the highest a girl has placed at state in any class and she went 1-2 in last year's state meet at 120 pounds.
The 4A 120 pound championship went to Jeric Igo of Thunder Basin who defeated Laramie freshman Dakota Ledford 6-2. Igo is another technically sound wrestler who posted 30 wins this season against just 4 losses. Ledford put 31 wins into the books against 5 losses so he has a bright future ahead of him. Natrona's Nathaniel Sausedo went 36-4 this year took 3rd in this weight class with a pin over Logan Johnson of Campbell County who finished 8-5. Gabe Trujillo of Cheyenne South took 5th place as he pinned Treyson Davilla of Kelly Walsh
In 2A, Nathaniel Boreen of Rocky Mountain took 6th at 120 pounds in 2020 and he made some major improvement as he took 1st at 126 with a 12-7 win over Gabe Emery of Kemmerer. It took a lot of hard work to get to this point and Boreen was fairly emotional after the match. His record this year was 15-0 while Emery, who is a freshman finished at 30-9. Wright senior, Kagen Baker took 3rd place by fall over Jerry Everett of Saratoga so Baker caps his season at 33-8 and Everett finished at 23-6. Trenton Sheehan of Moorcroft beat Glenrock's Talon Granaas 4-0 for 5th place.
Take a look at our video from the 120-pound title matches. Enjoy!