Five members of the Douglas Wrestling Club placed first at the Laramie Wrestling Club Invite last weekend, continuing a strong season for the youth group.
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After a full 10-hour day of dozens of hard-won matches, the top honors just barely eluded the Bearcats, who placed second at the 3A state wrestling championship at Casper Feb. 26.
Twenty-one Bearcat wrestlers – roughly two-thirds of the team – will advance to the state championship in Casper on Feb. 26, after the team placed first in the 3A regional tournament last weekend in front of a hometown crowd.
Varsity and junior varsity members of the Douglas Bearcat wrestling squad sunk their claws into Buffalo and Glenrock wrestlers on Dec. 10, handily defeating both teams in their first match of the season.
Wrestlers grappled their opponents to the mat with aggression and parents yelled with excitement from the stands. A few feet off the mats, teammates and coaches shared words of encouragement as spectators filled the stands for the annual Douglas Middle School Invitational.
Saturday evening at the 3A State Wrestling Championships is reserved for the coveted final matches. Matches that begin with two gladiators in front of throngs of fans. It all ends with one warrior leaping to his feet, flexing and screaming along with the adulation and deafening cheers and vi…
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Ron Thon is a big deal as far as wrestling tournaments in Wyoming go. This year it was no exception. Riverton High School was packed with hundreds of wrestlers and thousands of fans Saturday as the final round of wrestling began.
It was a dream season for the middle school wrestlers this year, finishing undefeated in duals and tournaments. The young grapplers are proving to be a powerhouse on the mat.
Kullin Lindbo loves to wrestle, and last year he won more than he lost. He shrugs off how impressive that is. The unassuming senior wrestler barely remembers those stats, focusing instead on this season because he will finally be able to face grapplers at 170 pounds rather than those at 220 …
The near full capacity front gymnasium at the Douglas High School recreation center echoed with whistles being blown and fans screaming in celebration when wrestlers were pinned to the mat.