Cyclone wrestlers place fourth at 2A East Regionals

WRIGHT – The Southeast High School wrestling team finished fourth at the 2A East Regional Wrestling Championships on Saturday in Wright.

The Cyclones will send all eight wrestlers to the state championships this weekend in Casper.

As a team, Southeast finished fourth with 112 points. Moorcroft won the 2A East Regional Championship with 202.5 points, while Wright was second with 162. Glenrock was third with 136.

The Cyclones had four grapplers reach the championship with Will Baker and Tate Carson scoring regional championships.

In the 285-pound bracket, after a first-round bye, Baker rolled to a pair of pins en route to the title.

At 170 pounds, Carson picked three pins to receive the championship.

Brock Blevins also reached the championship bout at 113 pounds. Blevins got a fall in the quarterfinal round and a 5-3 decision in the semifinal to reach the championship. In the title match, Blevins was pinned by Tate Stoddard of Glenrock to finish second.

In the 106-pound bracket, Kaden Brothwell also came up short in the championship match, suffering a fall to Sean Buckmiller of Moorcroft. Prior to the loss, Brothwell won two matches by fall and a 15-9 decision.

At 195-pound, Brady Tosh won the opening round 4-0 but lost by major decision in the semifinal round 10-1 to Niobrara County’s Pacen Gifford.

Tosh bounced back with a pair of wins to finish third with a fall over Tristan Gray of Saratoga.

In the 132-pound bracket, Greg Logsdon got in a bye in the quarterfinal round but suffered a fall in the semifinal round before rebounding to win his final two matches of the day to finish third.

At 106 pounds, Grant Logsdon finished sixth. After a bye round, Logsdon fell in the quarterfinal round to Buckmiller, the eventual regional champion. Logsdon won the second round of the consolation but fell to Talon Granaas of Glenrock.

In the 126-pound bracket, Ryan Clapper finished eight with a pair of wins in the consolation bracket before being eliminated in the consolation semifinal round.

The opening round of the Class 2A State Wrestling Championships begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the Casper Events Center. Action resumes at 9 a.m. Saturday.


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