Pinedale Grapplers Have High Hopes in 2022
Pinedale has been loaded with wrestling talent for the last few years and they have a guy who is looking for his 4th state championship. Cody Phelps won it all in 3A at 138 pounds a year ago, he took 1st at 126 in 2020 and also placed first at 106 back in 2019. Phelps ended up with a gold medal at the Lander Invitational over the weekend, with his championship opponent, Fischer Hawkins withdrawing with a medical forfeit. Phelps is one of the state's most accomplished wrestlers and had a real chance to make history at the State Tournament next month.
Colton Gehlhausen is a two-time defending state champion as he took the podium last season in 3A at 132 pounds, plus a state title at 120 back in 2020. The guy is tough as nails and knows how to win. The Wranglers also had a first-place finisher in Lander thanks to Jake Hammer at 132 pounds. He took 4th at 113 pounds last year at state as a freshman.
We talked with Phelps and Gehlhausen in Lander and the sky may be the limit for both of those guys.