The Braves Wrestling Team compiled a total of 237.0 points as they placed second at the 4A West Regionals held at Jackson Hole High School.
Nine different wrestlers advanced to the finals with Levi Byrd, Bridger Smith, Tel Parry and Grant Weiss winning Regional titles.
Natrona County took the team title with 246.0 team points
In the 4A East Regional Tournament the Sheridan Broncs pulled away for the team title with 281.0 points. Thunder Basin was second with 245.0 and Cheyenne eEast was third with 196.0
In all, 22 wrestlers qualified for the 4A State Tournament from the boys program. The tournament starts this Friday morning in Casper at the Ford Wyoming Center.
Find the State Tournament Brackets Here:
4A West Regional Team Scores
Natrona County – 246.0
Star Valley – 237.0
Kelly Walsh – 169.0
Rock Springs – 158.5
Laramie – 96.5
Jackson Hole – 52.0
Star Valley Results
106: Levi Byrd – Regional Champ
113: David Weiss – 7th Place
120: Bridger Smith – Regional Champ
120: Caleb Morrison – 2nd Place
126: Tel Parry – Regional Champ
126: Malachi Patterson – 2nd Place
132: Paxton Wolfley – 3rd Place
132: Peyton Andrews – 4th Place
138: Cameron Kendall – 2nd Place
138: Ty Thompson – 7th Place
145: Joseph Naef – 3rd Place
145: Lane Hunting – DNP
152: Porter Merritt – 2nd Place
152: Damien Burgess – 7th Place
160: Kooper Burk – 2nd Place
160: Tristan Jensen – 8th Place
170: Grant Weiss – Regional Champ
170: Jayden Kunz – 4th Place
182: Grant Thomson – 4th Place
195: Joseph Warren – 7th Place
220: Ryan Talbot – 3rd Place
285: Weslee Turner – 4th Place
285: Brysen Baxter – 7th Place
• Girls Wrestling
The Star Valley Girls Wrestling Team did not have a regional event but rather termed it the Jackson Hole Girls Invitational. The Lady Braves did very well in the event with Kenna Merritt (105), Hallie Robertson (110), Paisley Smith (115), Veil Foreman (130), Samantha Walker (140) and Shaely Kunz (170) winning their weight class.
The Lady Braves will begin Wyoming’s first sanctioned girls State Tournament this week on Thursday. Look for audio coverage here at svinews.com.
Brackets for the tournament can be found here:
• Girls Basketball
The Lady Braves picked up a pair of wins over the weekend as they defeated the winless Jackson Lady Broncs 55-6 on Friday night in Afton and then fended off the Evanston Red Devils 41-28 on the road on Saturday.
Cameron Erickson and Kenlee Engelhardt continue to lead the team as Engelhardt scored 16 points and collected eight steals against the Lady Broncs. Erickson reached couple figures in both games including 13 against the Devils. Maddie Hale also scored 13 in the Evanston game.
Up next for the girls basketball team will be the final home game of the regular season as they host the Green River Wolves with the top seed of the 4A Southwest up for grabs.
Tip-off for the varsity is scheduled for Friday, February 24, at 5:30 pm.
• Boys Basketball
The Braves also picked up a pair of wins over the weekend as they knocked off the Jackson Broncs 62-52 in Afton on Friday and then routed the Devils 70-41 in Uinta County on Saturday.
Jacob Hodges scored 16 first-half points against the Broncs who were without Andrew Hanna
On Saturday, Taft McClure put up a career-high 27 points while Hodges scored 21 and pulled down 14 rebounds.
The Wolves are in town Saturday for a 7 pm start. With a win, the Braves would be in the conversation for the 4A Southwest top seed.
• Indoor Track
The SVHS Indoor Track & Field team competed at the Simplot Games after the event has been canceled the past two years due to COVID-19 concerns.
Highlights for Star Valley included Ava Morgan placing ninth in the 60-Meter Hurdles on Thursday.
On Friday, Valerie Jirak continued an impressive indoor campaign as she qualified for the finals in both the Long Jump and the High Jump