By Pete Rust

Wolves squash Evanston and Rock Springs


February 16, 2023

Stephanie Peterson

Ryker Mele wrestles Rock Springs Axel Householder at the Green River High School last Thursday.

This past Wednesday, the Green River High School Wrestling teams, including the Boys Varsity, Girls Varsity and Boys J.V. teams, all traveled to Evanston. The Evanston Red Devils are in their first year of 3A wrestling after dropping down from 4A. All three of the Green River teams defeated Evanston in highly competitive matches.

The girls had just three girls wrestling on the day, losing one match by a fall and winning two by falls. Lily Harris at 132 and Brianna Uhrig at 114 both pinned their opponents as the Lady Wolves won the meet 12-6.

Head Wrestling Coach Josh Wisniewski commented that everyone wrestled well over all.

"It was a good environment," the coach said. "Evanston's fans were loud and it helped them."

He was however, "happy about how our guys wrestled in that environment."

With no rest, the Green River Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity took on cross-county rival the Rock Springs Tigers on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Coach Wisniewski was again "very happy to get the win." He was especially pleased that "they got after pins, which is nice to see."

Coach pointed out that the girls did not wrestle and that they only had six junior varsity matches. Wisniewski commented on the great environment at their home gym and felt that the night provided a great sendoff for the seniors, being that it was senior night. Seniors leaving the mat for the Wolves are Deylin Miller, Ryker Mele, Thomas Dalton, Conner Todd, Hunter Davis, Ethan Guzman, Tyler Waters, Mark Nelson, Ethan Maez, Jayleigh Wright and Zella Maez. He went on to say that "we are going to miss our seniors, particularly their leadership in the wrestling room."

Finally, Wisniewski stated that "between the two duals we need to be better in certain situations, but we are getting there." He noted that "the team is looking forward to Regionals back in Evanston and getting after that challenge."

The 3A West Regionals will take place in Evanston Feb. 17 with Evanston, Green River, Cody, Lander, Lyman, Mountain View, Pinedale, Powell and Riverton participating.


120: Zella Maez lost by fall

132: Lily Harris won by fall

114: Brianna Uhrig won by fall

Team Scores:

Evanston 6, Green River 12


175: Christian Balzy lost by fall

190: Jakob Lloyd lost by fall

215: Deylin Miller won by fall

285: Ethan Maez lost by fall

106: Green River forfeit

113: Spencer Wright won by

8-2 decision

120: Alex MacKinnon won by fall

126: Ryker Mele won by decision 8-3

132: Connor Todd won by fall

138: Kale Knezovich won by

decision 4-3

144: Thomas Dalton won by fall

150: Nick Weipert won by

decision 8-5

157: James Herwaldt lost by

decision 9-2

165: Christian Lee lost by fall

Team Scores:

Evanston 33, Green River 36


145: Thomas Dalton win by fall

152: Jaxxon Gomez win by

decision 5-3

160: James Herwaldt win by fall

170: Christian Lee lose by fall

182: Christian Balzly lose by fall

195: Jakob Lloyd lose by fall

220: Deylin Miller win by MD 15-4

285: Ethan Maez lose by fall

106: Lucas Todd win by fall

113: Spencer Wright win by fall

120: Axel MacKinnon win by fall

126: Ryker Mele win by fall

132: Conner Todd win by fall

138: Kale Knezovich win by

decision 5-0

Team Scores:

Green River 52, Rock Springs 24


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