YODER – Due to a COVID case within the Rawlins Outlaw wrestling program putting their team in quarantine and being forced to cancel the Rawlins Duals, the Torrington High School wrestling team made a last-minute schedule change to attend the Southeast Duals on Saturday.
The Blazers ended the day 2-1, picking up wins over Glenrock and Niobrara County.
Torrington began the day with a 39-36 win over the Glenrock Herders.
THS senior Riley Duffield got the day started off with a fall at 132 pounds in 1:04, and freshman Jariod Anderson scored a forfeit win at 138 points.
Glenrock got on the scoreboard at 145 pounds, and it was the first of three straight wins by the Herders.
At 170 pounds, freshman Logan Sandusky won by forfeit, but at 195 pounds senior Rhiley Grubbs won a 3-1 decision, while sophomore Sam Birdsall got a pin in 3:55 at 220 pounds. Sophomore Sam Sorenson was open at the heavyweight division.
Torrington sealed the victory at 113 pounds with a fall victory in the first period by freshman Reece Grubbs.
The Blazers were open at 120 and 126, but it wasn’t enough for Glenrock to overcome the deficit.
In the second round, Torrington fell to Wind River 60-18.
The Cougars got six wins – by either fall or forfeit – to open the dual before Rhiley Grubbs got a 27 second pin at 195 pounds. Sam Sorenson also scored a quick fall at 220 pounds.
Torrington wrapped up the dual with a forfeit win at 132 pounds.
In the final dual of the day, three open weights at 138, 145 and 160 gave the Blazers an early 18-0 lead en route to a 36-30 win over the Niobrara County Tigers.
The Tigers got on the scoreboard at 170 pounds, but Rhiley Grubbs was open at 195 pounds. Sorenson picked up the final win of the dual with a first-period fall.
Both teams had opens at 285 through 132 pounds to close out the dual.
Torrington will be back in action next at the 3A Southeast Regional Tournament on Friday, Feb. 19 in Wheatland.