CHEYENNE – Four Torrington Trailblazer wrestlers recorded wins on top of two forfeit victories Tuesday, but it was not enough as Torrington fell to Cheyenne Central 39-27.
Starting in the lightest weights, 106-pounder Nycholas Melchor went the distance in his match, but was defeated by Central’s Isaac Lopez. The Blazers suffered a forfeit at 113 pounds to fall behind 9-0.
At 120 and 126 pounds, Torrington’s D.J. Mackey and Quentin Meyer picked up wins via forfeit to put the Blazers up 12-9.
Back to action, Austin Fox took on Johnathan Vroman, with both wrestlers lasting all six minutes. Fox snagged the win by a 5-3 decision. Pake Haun wrestled at 138 pounds for the Blazers, going the distance but falling 3-2 against Jordan Ennis.
After Haun, the Blazers strung together three-straight wins. At 145 pounds, Tristen Kingsley took on Kyle Hardee, winning by a 6-4 decision. Jacob Polkowske (152) picked up a win, recording the only pin for the Blazers by coming out on top over Bryan Nicholson at the 5:22-mark. Casey Britton, Torrington’s 160-pounder, snagged the final win for Torrington by a 4-1 decision over Nathan Lundberg.
After the 160-pound bout, Torrington was up 27-12, but the Indians went on a run to close the match. Starting at 170 pounds, Josh Kingsley was pinned in the third period against Cody Goossen, while Jakob Brott (182) suffered the same fate in the third period against Andrew Gauthier. Torrington had an open at 195, suffering a six-point forfeit loss.
Riley Grubbs found his way into the lineup for the Blazers, competing at 220 pounds. He was pinned in the first period by Tanner Martin. Heavyweight Jacob Wamboldt closed out the night against Casey Pushchak. The match went the distance, but Wamboldt came out on the losing end, 6-5.
The 27-straight points by the Indians to close out the match handed the Blazers the dual loss.
Torrington returns to action this weekend with multiple team duals on the schedule. The wrestlers host the Blazer Duals on Saturday, with Laramie, Newcastle/Upton, Wheatland, Buffalo, Glenrock, Lusk and Burns/Pine Bluffs set to attend, with action kicking off at 9 a.m.