Moffat County wrestlers have powerful weekend at Wyoming event
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
New school record, outdone expectations at state mark bright future for Moffat County track and field
With Saturday bringing with it a new team record, a competition that nearly didn’t happen, and a bet with some slippery stakes, never let it be said that Moffat County High School track and field athletes don’t make their season exciting right up until the very end.