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State wrestlers continue in contention tomorrow

Grangeville's Noah Kaschmitter pinned Quenton Tappana (Ririe) in 25 seconds late on the first day of action at the 2A wrestling tournament, Friday, Feb. 24.

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Grangeville's Noah Kaschmitter pinned Quenton Tappana (Ririe) in 25 seconds late on the first day of action at the 2A wrestling tournament, Friday, Feb. 24.



Frankie Zumwalt of Grangeville, Kieran Owens, Carson Morrow and Trae Dominguez of Clearwater Valley and Jace Perrin of Prairie are all still in contention for state titles after the first day of action at the 2A state wrestling tournament in Nampa. In addition to three semifinalists, CV has two more in contention for medals, with Taylor Roy and Ty Dominguez both winning elimination matches. Noah Kaschmitter of Grangeville is also still in the running in the consolation round, which will follow the semifinals at 9 a.m. MT tomorrow.

For Grangeville, Zumwalt (145) advanced by way of pins over Garrett Jensen of Ririe and Hayden Hunt of Bear Lake.

Kaschmitter (195) beat Tyson Eastman of McCall-Donnelly and Quenten Tappana of Ririe, but a slip-up against Mackray Sullivan of West Jefferson dropped him into the consolation bracket.

Tristen Bledsoe (152) was eliminated by Braxton Stewart of Bear Lake after a loss to Tyler Ker of Ririe.

For Clearwater Valley, Owens (285) pinned Spencer Watson of Aberdeen and Mitchell Olsen of Melba to reach the championship semifinal, just as Dominguez pinned Jacob Housley of Soda Springs and Chase Yearsley of Ririe at 220 and Morrow pinned Devan Morrison of Glenns Ferry and Trey Yearsley of Ririe at 160.

Taylor Roy (170) beat Perrin Gundersen of Grace 11-5, lost to Traven Hansen of Raft River by pin and pinned Jeremiah Hansen of Soda Springs to advance in the consolation bracket. Ty Dominguez (160) was pinned by Pete Bradshaw of Challis, then pinned Taythen Larson of Declo and Trey Yearsley of Ririe to advance in the consolation bracket.

Wilder Cross (106), Christian Fabbi (126), Skyler Olsen (138), Lane Schilling, Kyle Hueth (182) and Kade Ketola (220) were all eliminated.

For Prairie, Perrin (182) pinned Tristen Grush of Raft River and pinned Lincoln Skinner of Grace to reach the championship semifinal.

For Kamiah, Mike Macmeniman (113) advanced after losing to Ben Velazco of Aberdeen. Needing two wins, Macmeniman beat Russell Peterson of Malad and Talon Johnson of West Side.

Alfredo Gonzalez (120) and Peyton Whipple (182) were both eliminated today. Gonzalez beat Gage Cooley of McCall but lost to Jayce Giampedraglia of Challis lost to Hsee Hsee of New Plymouth. Whipple beat Anthony Hall of Wendell but lost to Chris Gundersen of Ririe and Lincoln Skinner of Grace.

Action resumes Saturday morning, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. MT.



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