Carson, Blevins second at Shane Shatto tourney

DOUGLAS – The Southeast High School wrestling team took a small group of varsity wrestlers to the 2020 Shane Shatto Memorial Tournament over the weekend, and Brock Blevins and Tate Carson came home with second-place finishes.

At 113 pounds, Blevins received two early round byes before picking up falls over Class 4A opponents Kael Johnson of Natrona County and Isaac Lopez of Cheyenne Central in the quarterfinal and semifinal to advance to the championship round.

In the final match of the weekend, Blevins suffered a 17-2 technical fall loss to Gering, Neb.’s Quinton Chavez.

At 195 pounds, Tate Carson also received an opening round bye before recording a pin on Kolton Keslar of Burns-Pine Bluffs in the second round.

Carson went on to defeat Natrona County’s Colter Helm, 7-4 and Lane Catlin of Thunder Basin by fall to reach the championship.

In his final match of the weekend, Carson was pinned by Ben Banville of Burns-Pine Bluffs.

Kaden Brothwell (120 pounds), Greg Logsdon (138) and Will Baker (285) also picked up wins for the Cyclones but did not place.

As a team, Southeast finished 12th with 66 points out of 28 teams. Class 4A Kelly Walsh won the team title with 200.5 points, while Thunder Basin was second with 189. Douglas and Natrona County tied for third with 178.

Southeast had a trio of grapplers take part in the junior varsity portion of the tournament.

Ryan Clapper, at 138 pounds, won two matches, while Emmett Mackey went 1-2 at 126 pounds.

The Cyclones are back in action on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Mullen (Neb.) Quad and on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the at Dogger Invite in Lingle.


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