There are not too many wrestling teams that produce four state champions in any given year but Thermopolis did just that at the 2A State Tournament last month in Casper. Wyatt McDermott started the championship parade for the Bobcats at 138 pounds with a 9-3 win over Kaden Tescher of Wright. McDermott wrestled at 126 a year ago and took 4th at state so this young man made a quantum leap forward in 2021. The junior finished the year at 29-4.

Next up was 152 pounder Roedy Farrell and the sophomore was impressive with a first-period pin of Wyatt Trembly from Dubois. He looked determined on the mat and made quick work of his opponent. Farrell was 25-4 this season and a year ago as a freshman, he placed 2nd at the 2A state tournament at 145 pounds. So he has plenty of potential moving forward as an upperclassman.

Then there's Logan Cole who is a three-time all-state football player for Thermopolis and also a three-time state champion in wrestling. In 2019 and 2020, he won the 2A 220 pound titles, and this season, he took the 195-pound crown with a first-period pin of Thomas Howard of Big Piney. He went 15-1 this season and needless to say, Cole is one of the finest all-around athletes in the state. He has signed with the South Dakota School of Mines for football.

Finally, at 285 pounds, Remington Ferree posted a pin over Jonathan Hilder of Shoshoni to cap the year with a record of 18-1. The senior took 3rd a year ago at this weight class so he made a big step forward.

We had a chance to talk with all four of those state champions and they were more than pleased with their accomplishments.

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