U.S. Junior & U16 Wrestling Tournament Begins in Fargo
The National Junior and U-16 wrestling tournament started over the weekend in Fargo, North Dakota. This is an enormous tournament with over 2800 entries just in the freestyle brackets. The Wyoming contingent in the U-16 freestyle competition has been eliminated but Thomas Dalton of Green River went 3-2 in the 126-pound bracket. He started things off with a win over Caleb Cady of Wisconsin 6-4 and then lost to Collin Guffey from California 6-2. Dalton came back with an 11-3 win over Ely Olberding of Nebraska and then posted a 2-0 win over Braxten Westendorf from Iowa. Dalton's final match was a 7-2 loss to Hunter Sturgill of Tennessee.
Broc Fletcher of Rock Springs, who is a reigning 4A state champion went 1-2in the 120-pound class. Also at 120, Roany Profitt of Kemmerer went 1-2 and Shane Hannah of the Moorcroft Mat Masters went 1-2 at 126. Another 126 pounder, Dalton Price of Thermopolis went 1-2.
At 120, Luke Guseman of Kelly Walsh went 0-2, Darron Provost of Gillette also went 0-2 and Trenten Gray of Moorcroft went 0-2. Richard Allison of Moorcroft went 0-2 at 132 pounds, Gillette's Chris Boardman lost both of his matches at 145 as well as 195 pounders, Oliver Gorsuch of Moorcroft and, Mekhi Bovee from Kelly Walsh. Josef Sanchez of Natrona also went 0-2 in the 170-pound bracket.
The Fargo tournament runs all week with the junior freestyle events coming up as well as Greco Roman.
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