Clearwater Valley High School / Ginny Fisher
Clearwater Valley’s wrestling team placed eighth among 2A teams at Holt Arena last Saturday, Feb. 27. Pictured are: Dawson Fisher (sixth, 285), Trae Dominguez (third, 220), Keiran Owens (first, 285), Kamiah’s Ian Anderson (second, 160), Carson Morrow (fifth, 152) and coach Carlos Martinez.
As of Wednesday, March 2, 2016
As a team, the Clearwater Valley wrestlers placed eighth at the 2A state wrestling tournament held last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27 at Holt Arena, but as a unified squad including competitors from Kamiah, coach Carlos Martinez’ bunch claimed a five individual medals.
Chief among them was CV basketball convert Keiran Owens, who physically outmatched the rest of the heavyweights in his first year of varsity wrestling.
He won all three of his matches by pin, having earned a first-round bye along with tournament’s top seed.
During the final, he simply grabbed Ririe’s Colin Fogg by the shoulders from the neutral position and used his height advantage to lever Fogg face-first into the mat. As usually happens after a heavyweight takes a tumble, Owens rolled Fogg over and finished him off in short order.
Kamiah’s Ian Anderson finished second at 160.
Owens’ fellow Rams placed as follows: Trae Dominguez placed third at 220, Carson Morrow finished fifth at 152 and Dawson Fisher bagged sixth at 285.