2021 State Wrestling 182 LB Championship Matches [VIDEO]
Lander's Jack Sweeney is another sensational all-around athlete and excels at everything he does. He won a 3A state wrestling championship last season at 170 pounds and backed that up with a title at 182, thanks to a 3-0 decision over Zach Patterson of Star Valley. It was a hard-earned medal for Sweeney who went 36-3 this season. Patterson lost just 4 matches in 2021 and won 29. Cody senior Cody Stone prevailed in the 3rd place match over Mark Walker of Mountain View 13-5. Stone was 26-6 this season while walker had a 23-10 mark. Ralph Moreno of Worland beat Collin Lindemann 8-2 for 5th place.
Moorcroft had dominated the 2A ranks for years but the Wolves didn't have all the horses this year. But one horse they did have was Dekkan Mayer who beat Charlee Thomson of Wright 4-2 to win the 182-pound championship. That wasn't an easy endeavor by any stretch but Mayer was solid all year long with a record of 40-8. Thomson had a record this season of 33-3. Cokeville sophomore Landon Walker captured 3rd place with a pin over Lane Raney of Glenrock. Walker was an outstanding 32-3 this year and Raney had an equally outstanding mark of 35-3. Tongue River's Luke Singer secured 5th place with a wild 17-14 win over Wind River's Colter Collver.
Over in the 4A ranks, Sheridan's Brock Steel had something to prove after taking 3rd at 160 pounds in 2020. He looked sharp on Saturday night and downed Keagan Bartlett of Cheyenne East for the 182-pound state championship. Steel took a workman-like approach he lost just a single match this year with 30 wins. Bartlett as a sophomore won 38 times with just 4 losses. Laramie got a 3rd place finisher in Gavin Kopp as the senior upped his overall record to 32-8 with an 11-7 win over Aidyn Mitchell of Thunder Basin. The 5th place finisher at this weight was Dominic Lopez from Cheyenne East who defeated Natrona's Jack Mortimer 8-3.
You are more than welcome to view our video of the state title matches at 182. Enjoy!