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CV-Kamiah wrestling cooperative places third at season opener

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With 17 wrestlers dressing, the Clearwater Valley-Kamiah cooperative has showed relatively strong turnout for this season. At its first competition of the winter, CV-K took third place in team scoring at the annual Dick Griswold Memorial Tournament held Saturday, Dec. 1, at Potlatch. The co-op squad scored 75 points and placed six points back of McCall and just one behind second-place Orofino.

“It was a good first day out for us, and the wrestlers all did very well. We were missing four of our varsity wrestlers that would have filled out our lineup,” coach Carlos Martinez said. “I am proud of all the kids and the way they wrestled this weekend and look forward to the rest of the season.”

Individually, Christian Fabbi placed first in the 126-pound bracket, Ty Dominguez placed first at 152, Lane Schilling won the 170-pound bracket, and Peyton Whipple placed first at 182. Fallon Wilkins won the girls 113 bracket. Austin Corey (195) placed second, Daring Cross (113) and Bubba Summers (182) placed third, Tristan Dominguez (126) placed fourth, and Kaylee Page placed second in the girls 136 bracket.

Fabbi’s final was a 7-2 decision over McCall’s Gage Cooley. Ty Dominguez pinned Gage Norton of St. Maries for his, Schilling pinned Tuff Bentz of McCall for his, Whipple won a 4-3 decision for his, and Wilkins pinned Medeline de la Cruz Castillo for hers.

Next, CV-K is set to wrestle Friday night, Dec. 7, at Kellogg.

Grangeville’s four compete at Potlatch

Two Bulldogs — Blayden Farmer and Caleb Barger — all posted 2-2 records at the 2018 Dick Griswold Memorial Tournament held Saturday, Dec. 1. Grangeville’s Brittney Benavidez (138) and Gavin Gibleau (126), both went 0-2.

Farmer (182) beat wrestlers out of Orofino and Colfax, having fallen to Clearwater Valley-Kamiah co-op wrestler Peyton Whipple in the first round. Zach Becker of Post Falls beat Farmer by a 6-4 decision in the consolation final.

“It went well,” GHS coach Tyler Bransford said. “Everyone wrestled well and we learned what we need to work on this week.”

Barger (132) beat wrestlers out of Post Falls and Kootenai, having fallen to Andy Wallace of Post Falls in the first round. James Clark of Potlatch beat Barger by a 7-3 decision in the consolation semifinal.

Next, Grangeville is set to wrestle Friday night, Dec. 7, at Kellogg.

Prairie cancels season

With only three out for wrestling this season, Prairie will not have a team this year, the Cottonwood Chronicle reported Nov. 29.



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