By Pete Rust
Contributor 

Wrestlers compete in tough regional meet in Heber

 

December 14, 2023



The Green River High School Boys Wrestling team got their 2023/24 wrestling season under way this past week, competing in the very tough Wasatch Duels in Heber, Utah.

The tournament hosted 15 other teams from Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. The meet had competition in both the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions.

The Wolves competed against eight other teams, including Fruita Monument, Colorado, and two perennial powerhouse teams from Utah — Mountain Ridge and Wasatch.

Green River finished the two day tourney with a 5-3 team record. One of the losses came at the hands of one of Colorado’s top programs in their 5A largest schools in State division, where the Wolves tied with Fruita Monument, Colorado. Fruita Monument won on a tiebreaker after Green River lost one of their matches on an injury forfeit.

“Overall we are happy with how all of our teams competed last week,” Head Coach Josh Wisniewski said, adding that he is “looking forward to seeing how we compete in Reno and Kemmerer this weekend.”

Next up for the boys, they will go from a very tough and prestigious regional tourney to the elite Reno Tournament of Champions National Tournament in Reno, Nevada on December 15-16.

Individual Green River Varsity Results

106 lbs. Bently Johnson 9th Grade 6 wins/2 losses

113 lbs. Lucas Todd 11th Grade 7 wins/1 loss

120 lbs. Ashton Lucero 11th Grade 6 wins/2 losses

126 lbs. Kaleb Gunter 11th Grade 4 wins/4 losses

132 lbs. Axel Mckinnon 12th Grade 6 wins/2 losses

138 lbs. Jaxxon Gomez 12th Grade 4 wins/4 losses

144 lbs. Conner Smith 11th Grade 3 wins/3 losses

150 lbs. Nick Weipert 12th Grade 6 wins/0 losses

157 lbs. Kale Knezovich 12th Grade 1 loss Injury Forfeit

157 lbs. Zachary Dalton 11th Grade 0 wins/1 loss

175 lbs. Jaydon Walther 10th Grade 5 wins/2 losses

175 lbs. James Herwaldt 11th Grade 4 wins/2 losses

190 lbs. Christian Balzly 12th Grade 4 wins/3 losses

285 lbs. Alex Cooley 12th Grade 0 wins/4 losses

Green River Junior Varsity Meet Champions

103-111 lbs. Jeremiah Musbach 1st Place

117-125 lbs. Weston Green 1st Place

174-180 lbs. Logan Bauers 1st Place

183-189 lbs. Jayce Stewart 1st Place

190-207 lbs. Alexander Hudson 1st Place

 

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