Peyton Whipple took a quick lead during the last 182-pound match of the 2019 2A state wrestling tournament. He went on to pin Trey Yearsley of Ririe in the second period of the final to win an individual title.
At state, by rule, he competed separately from the Clearwater Valley squad with which he had trained. CV had three wrestlers medal, including one of Whipple's main sparring partners throughout the season, Bubba Summers, who placed fifth at 182. Davis McElroy (160) also placed fifth, and Ty Dominguez (152) finished as the ranking Ram with a third-place finish.
Four other Rams also competed during the tournament’s second day; Daring Cross (113), Christian Fabbi (126), Cedar Fisher (145) and Lane Schilling (170) all saw their runs end during the third consolation round.
Eight area wrestlers advance to Saturday
Clearwater Valley’s Daring Cross (113), Christian Fabbi (126), Cedar Fisher (145) and Lane Schilling (170) won loser-out matches during Friday’s third session of state tournament wrestling in Pocatello. They are on to compete in consolation rounds Saturday, while the seasons of CV’s Landon Olsen (98), Fallon Wilkins (106), Tristin Dominguez (120) and Austin Corey (220) ended with a second loss Friday.
In total eight locals – seven Rams and a Kub – survived Friday’s wave of eliminations, with four who went 2-0 still in contention in championship brackets.
Dominguez, McElroy, Summers, Whipple still in the championship hunt after Round Two
Ty Dominguez (152), Davis McElroy (160), Bubba Summers (182) and Peyton Whipple (182) all went undefeated Friday and are through to the third round of championship bracket wrestling at the state tournament Saturday, Feb. 22-23, in Pocatello.
In the championship bracket, Clearwater Valley’s Daring Cross (113), Christian Fabbi (126) and Cedar Fisher (145) were taken down in the quarterfinals; they wrestled on the consolation side during Friday's third session.
During the second session, on the consolation side, Grangeville’s Caleb Barger was pinned by a Malad wrestler, marking the end of the tournament for the sole Bulldog to qualify for state in 2019. For Clearwater Valley: Landon Olsen (98) posted a win over Colton Battley of Challis; Fallon Wilkins (106) received a bye; Tristin Dominguez (120) pushed forward with a win over Evan Miller of Marsing; Lane Schilling (170) beat Dylan Driessen of Malad; Austin Corey (220) bounced back with an 8-6 decision over Nick Gundersen of Ririe; and Tyler Hess (285) was eliminated.
Six Rams, Kamiah’s Whipple win in first round
Clearwater Valley’s Daring Cross (113) and Christian Fabbi (126) opened the 2019 state wrestling tournament with wins, while Grangeville’s Caleb Barger fell to a North Fremont wrestler at 6:14 of his first match. CV's Cedar Fisher (145), Ty Dominguez (152), Davis McElroy (160) and Bubba Summers (182) also advanced in their respective championship brackets' first round.
Rams Landon Olsen (98), Fallon Wilkins (106), Tristin Dominguez (120), Lane Schilling (170), Austin Corey (220) and Tyler Hess (285) fell into the consolation bracket with the first-round losses.
Kamiah’s Peyton Whipple – the Free Press coverage area’s only No. 1 seed – advanced with a 46-second pin of West Jefferson’s Jared Roundy in the 182-pound bracket.
The tournament will continue Friday afternoon through Saturday, and this post will be updated periodically. Find full results in print on Wednesday.