Bearcats take consolation prize at Blazer Duals
     2012-12-06      By Terry Gaston   
Photo by Sheila Weber/for the Citizen
Gering’s 170 weight class wrestler, junior Elijah Timblin puts a lock on opponent Cody Dunn of Cheyenne South last Saturday during the Blazer Duals at Torrington. Timblin was among three Gering wrestlers who finished with a 3-2 record.
 
TORRINGTON, Wyo. -- Wrestlers from Gering, Scottsbluff and Morrill began their seasons Saturday in the annual Blazer Duals at Torrington High School.

Scottsbluff won the team competition in the consolation bracket by downing Glenrock, Wyo., 49-24 and finished with an overall dual record of 3-2. Morrill’s lone dual victory came over Gering in the consolation bracket, 42-36.

Scottsbluff junior Colton Adams led the Bearcats as the team's Outstanding Wrestler Award winner by scoring all five of his victories at 132 pounds by pin fall. Adams thus got himself off to a good start after finishing third in the Class B state meet at 126 pounds.

Three other Bearcats also posted 5-0 records on the day, including two state returnees in Cruz Delacruz at 106 pounds and Keegan Hessler at 113. Both Delacruz and Hessler posted four pins apiece and gained their fifth victories by forfeit.

Sabian Harsh also went 5-0 for Scottsbluff at 145 pounds. Harsh's perfect record required three decisions, including a 15-2 major decision, plus one pin and a forfeit.

Gering's Outstanding Wrestler Award winner was Joseph Ybarra at 120 pounds. Ybarra's 5-0 record included to pins, two one-point decisions and a forfeit.

Matthew Unrein earned Morrill's Outstanding Wrestler Award by going 4-1 at 132 pounds. Unrein had three wins by pin fall and one by a 5-0 decision. His only loss was to Adams by pin fall.

Scottsbluff had four other wrestlers who finished action with 4-1 records. Junior heavyweight Andrew Aratani scored four pins but lost a 7-5 overtime decision to C.J. Allen of Douglas, Wyo.

Isaiah Jaramillo also had four pin victories at 138 pounds but lost a 12-0 major decision to his Wheatland, Wyo., counterpart.

Cameron Prescher went 4-1 at 195 pounds with two decisions and two forfeits but lost on pin fall to another Douglas wrestler, whose team was the Gold Bracket champion with a 5-0 dual record. Torrington was second at 4-1 and Cheyenne South finished in third at 3-2.

Tristan Donelson was 4-1 at 152 with his four pins offset by a decision to his Douglas counterpart. Gering had three wrestlers who finished their days with 3-2 records: Jake Rexus at 160, Elijah Timblin at 170 and Blake Rains at 182.

In head-to-head duals, Scottsbluff defeated Gering 48-33 in the Consolation Bracket semifinals, Morrill slipped past Gering 42-36 in the Consolation Bracket third-place match; and Scottsbluff topped Morrill 66-6 in Round 3 action.

Gering and Scottsbluff were scheduled for a dual Tuesday night at Gering High School, but the action was postponed to a later date. The Bulldogs and Bearcats still have busy schedules remaining this week.

On Thursday, Gering will be in dual competition at Cheyenne East, with the varsity set to start at about 5:30 p.m., and Scottsbluff will be at Alliance for a 7 p.m. dual. Both Gering and Scottsbluff will be in the Cheyenne East Invitational on Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m.

Torrington Blazer Duals
Team Scores
Round 1 — Torrington 51, Cheyenne South 24; Glenrock, Wyo., 51, Gering 27; Douglas, Wyo., 75, Morrill 3; Wheatland, Wyo., 40, Scottsbluff 36.

Round 2 — Torrington 60 , Glenrock 24; Cheyenne South 57, Gering 9; Douglas 48, Scottsbluff 27; Wheatland 72, Morrill 12.

Round 3 — Torrington 72, Gering 6; Cheyenne South 57. Glenrock 24;Douglas 62, Wheatland 9; Scottsbluff 66, Morrill 6.

Consolation Bracket — Semifinals: Glenrock 58, Morrill 12; Scottsbluff 48, Gering 33; Third place: Morrill 42, Gering 36; First place: Scottsbluff 49, Glenrock 24.

Gold Bracket — Semifinals: Torrington 54, Wheatland 21; Douglas 63, Cheyenne South 9; Third place: Cheyenne South 43, Wheatland 33; first place: Douglas 50, Torrrington 21.

Gering results
106 & 113 — Open; 120 — Joseph Ybarra, 5-0; 126 — Kelsey Hudson, 0-5; 132 — Austin Dolberg, 0-5; 138 — Antonio Murillo, 0-5; 145 — Open; 152 — Quintin Timblin, 1-4; 160 — Jake Rexus, 3-2; 170 — Elijah Timblin, 3-2; 182 — Blake Rains, 3-2; 195 — Open; 220 — Christian Pester, 2-3; 285/ Hwt. — Garrett Rahmig, 0-5.

Scottsbluff results
106 — Juan Delacruz, 5-0; 113 — Keegan Hessler, 5-0; 120 — Ryan Aratani, 1-4; 126 — open; 132 — Colton Adams, 5-0; 138 — Isaiah Jaramillo, 4-1; 145 — Sabian Harsh, 5-0; 152 — Tristan Donelson, 4-1; 160 — Jeremy Aguallo, 0-3, two matches open; 170 — Cody Rossman, 2-3; 182 — Open; 195 — Cameron Prescher, 4-1; 220 — Mario Soriano, 1-4; 285/Hwt. — Andrew Aratani, 4-1.

Morrill results
106 — Justus Peterson, 1-4; 113 — C.J. Sidrow, 2-3; 120 & 126 — Open; 132 — Matthew Unrein, 4-1; 138 — Alex Knouse, 1-4; 145 — Garrett Zwiebel, 1-4; 152 — Elvanste Gomez, 1-4; 160 — Jackson Carpenter, 1-4; 170, 182, 195 & 220 — Open; 285/Hwt. — Matthew Hessler, 2-3.

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