2021 State Wrestling 170 LB. Championship Matches [VIDEO]
Pinedale's Keegan Gehlhausen won a state title back in 2019 at 126 pounds. Well, he's up to 170 pounds now and earned another state title with a 9-3 win over Tray Hyatt from Riverton. Last year Gehlhausen took 5th at 152 last season so there was plenty of motivation for this season. Since his brother, Colton won a state championship earlier in the evening, that was even more motivation. Gehlhausen was an incredible 47-0 this season and you don't see that very often. Hyatt finished at 25-5. Douglas grappler Kagan Lenzen took 3rd with an overall record of 33-9 after disposing of Grayson Beaudrie of Cody by fall. Beaudrie ended the season at 18-11. Buffalo's Jace Skovgard took 5th as he beat Skylar Jenkins of Newcastle-Upton 1-0.
Cheyenne East was enjoying a solid run in the championship round as Blaise Ronnau knocked off defending state champion Hayden Crow in the 170 final. Ronnau took 3rd at this weight in 2020 and this was a very, very competitive match with Ronnau prevailing 7-5. He ended the season with a mark of 33-3. Crow saw his prep wrestling career come to an end with a record of 31-2. Laramie's Ben Ruckman fought his way to 3rd place with a 7-4 victory over Blakely Blanchard from Cheyenne South. Ruckman was 27-7 this season and Blanchard was 17-13. The 5th place finisher in 4A was Aden Jorgensen from Thunder Basin who prevailed over Charlie Nicols of Cheyenne Central 4-0
In 2A, Myzak McArthur of Lovell made a name for himself by taking 3rd place last season at 160 pounds. This year, he made it to the top of the mountain with a pin of Kayden Mack of Wright. Now Wright would end up winning the team championship but McArthur gets a feather in the cap for the state title and an overall record of 23-7. Mack finished the year at 34-3. Moorcroft's Hunter Garroutte took 3rd with a pin of Matt Thompson of Cokeville to finish the year at 23-3. Thompson wrapped things up at 23-12. In the 5th and 6th place match, the winner there was AQ Peternal of Kemmerer thanks to a pin of Aiden Hensen of Rocky Mountain.
Check out our video of the 170-pound state championship bouts. Enjoy!