Moffat County wrestlers have powerful weekend at Wyoming event |

Moffat County wrestlers have powerful weekend at Wyoming event

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
Moffat County High School's Karson Cox takes control during a bout in Hayden. Cox and other Bulldog wrestlers competed over the weekend in Green River, Wyoming.
Joel Reichenberger

The wrestlers of Moffat County High School fought tough at the Bill Thoman Jr. Memorial Duals on Friday and Saturday in Green River, Wyoming.

The large event, which was mostly Wyoming teams, started with a 62-12 loss to Green River for the varsity Bulldogs, but the team got back into the game with the following duals against Lander, coming up with a 42-36 victory, and then an even greater win against Cheyenne South, 60-23, to finish second in their first day pool.

In the next round, the team went 1-2, a 51-21 loss to Douglas leading to a 43-34 win against Cheyenne Central and a 48-36 defeat by Worland to go to third in their bracket.

The final round saw Moffat County put the last of their remaining energy into a bout with Scottsbluff, Nebraska, eventually falling, 49-21.

Each of the varsity wrestlers who competed won at least one match, with the greatest honors going to Mikinzie Klimper, who finished second in the 160-pound weight division and wrestled in the Best of the Best section of the event. Klimper and Jay Carrico led the team in pins with five.

Junior varsity wrestlers did especially well in their tourney, with Karson Cox, Chris Moschetti and Toryn Hume each competing strong with multiple wins.

Wrestler — Weekend record

Jay Carrico — 5-2, five pins

John T. Peroulis — 5-2, three pins

Ethan Powers — 2-5

Issik Herod — 4-3, four pins

Drake Zimmerman — 2-5, two pins

Indy Byrnes — 1-6

Elias Peroulis — 1-6

Hugo Hernandez — 3-3, one pin

Mikinzie Klimper — 6-1, five pins

Stelios Peroulis — 4-3, three pins

Brett Loyd — 5-2, two pins

Tanner Gilliland — 4-3, two pins

Karson Cox — 4-0, two pins

Chris Moschetti — 4-0, four pins

Toryn Hume — 3-0, two pins

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