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Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth is about “halfway there” in his quest to get back in shape following his return from a football injury.

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Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth is about “halfway there” in his quest to get back in shape following his return from a football injury.



— Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth is about “halfway there” in his quest to get back in shape following his return from a football injury.

“Everyone else is three weeks ahead of me,” he said Monday night. “I've been running every morning, trying to.”

GHS coach Tyler Bransford agreed with that assessment. “He's got some conditioning to do,” Bransford said. “But Shaydn, he just wins.”

Wassmuth is presently the highest-ranking of GHS wrestlers, but teammate Bryden Brannan (138) had a very strong week in Bransford's view. “He has definitely improved,” Bransford said. “He'll be looking to make a good showing at district on his way to state.”

Bransford also noted performances by Frankie Zumwalt (138) and Tristen Bledsoe (152), and said Parker Walters (195) will likely return from injury in time to compete at the district tournament, which will be held at CV in three-and-a-half weeks, on Feb. 20.

CV flexes muscles at McCall

MCCALL — The Vandal Invitational last Saturday, Jan. 23, gave local wrestlers a shot at southern Idaho opponents from places such as Melba, New Plymouth and Marsing.

Against that crowd, five Clearwater Valley wrestlers distinguished themselves with unbeaten records.

Heavyweight Keiran Owens posted a 5-0 day, as did Carson Morrow (152). Ian Anderson (160) and Pablo Aguilar (132) both went 3-0. Sean Nelson (195) went 2-0.

Beyond that, Skyler Olsen (132), Hunter Bubar (138), and Taylor Roy (170) all had winning days.

Coming — Up next for area wrestlers is one of the region’s biggest tournaments, the North Idaho Rumble, which figures to draw a couple hundred wrestlers and 20 teams to Coeur d’Alene from essentially all of north Idaho and from as far away as American Falls and Mountain Home, as well as parts of Washington.

Then, on Feb. 3, the CIL is slated to compete at 6 p.m. in Grangeville.



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