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PREP WRESTLING: Cook helps Trojans win Wild tourney

| December 20, 2020 1:10 AM

RATHDRUM — Post Falls senior Tyler Cook just went for it on Saturday afternoon in the George Wild Invitational at Lakeland High.

And his coaches couldn’t be happier with that.

Cook pinned Kyle Siebert of St. Maries at 3 minutes, 43 seconds in the 220-pound championship, one of six individual champions for the Trojans in a team title.

“We’ve just been impressed with how Tyler has come into the season and changed,” Post Falls coach Pete Reardon said. “His work ethic has gotten stronger, he’s gotten stronger and put in the work. He’s just going after it right now. Each time he’s stepped on the mat, there’s an extra pop in him and he’s finishing moves. It’s been impressive what he’s been doing.”

Tyson Barnhart (106 pounds), Connor McCarroll (113), Roddy Romero (120), Ethan Miller (160) and Isaiah Laguna (195) won titles for Post Falls, which finished with 264 points.

“Our guys wrestled really well today,” Reardon said. “Our second team (which finished fifth with 85 points) wrestled really well today and are starting to put things together. It’s really encouraging to see.”

Lakeland senior Riley Siegford beat Lane Reardon of Post Falls 6-3 for the 145 pound title, one of four champions for the Hawks, who were runner-up with 193 points.

“Riley went out and scored a takedown early on,” Lakeland coach Rob Edelblute said. “Lane reversed him to tie it after the first period. It was a hard fought battle and Riley controlled the momentum after the first. It was just a fun match to watch.”

Devon Suko (170), John White and Sam Feusier (285) also claimed titles for Lakeland, which competes at St. Maries on Tuesday.

The tournament, previously scheduled for Kellogg High, was moved to Lakeland after a COVID-19 outbreak within the Wildcat program.

“It was all very last minute, but we wanted all the kids to have a chance to wrestle,” Edelblute said. “Watching them compete was really nice to see.”

TEAM SCORES — 1, Post Falls 264. 2, Lakeland 193. 3, Bonners Ferry 137. 4, Clearwater Valley 91. 5, Post Falls 2 85. 6, St. Maries 84. 7, Potlatch 69.5. 8, Priest River 69. 9, Timberlake 61. 10, Grangeville 42.

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

106 — Tyson Barnhart, Post Falls, p. Kadence Beck, Grangeville, :27. 113 — Connor McCarroll, Post Falls, p. Keaton Corbin, Post Falls 2, :27. 120 — Roddy Romero, Post Falls, d. Dylan Sotin, St. Maries, 6-2. 126 — Anthony Fabbi, Clearwater Valley, d. Avery McSpadden, Post Falls, 2-0. 132 — Evan Barajas, Bonners Ferry, d. Lucas Williams, Lakeland, 10-4. 138 — Marcus Regehr, Bonners Ferry, p. Zac McLeod, Post Falls, 1:11. 145 — Riley Siegford, Lakeland, d. Lane Reardon, Post Falls, 6-3. 152 — Bryan Durette, Bonners Ferry, p. Tristin Dominguez, Clearwater Valley, 3:18. 160 — Ethan Miller, Post Falls, d. Cooper Johnson, Lakeland, 3-2. 170 — Devon Suko, Lakeland, d. Jose Laguna, Post Falls, 9-6. 182 — John White, Lakeland, p. Eli Richards, Bonners Ferry, 4:41. 195 — Isaiah Laguna, Post Falls, p. Ryder Paslay, Timberlake, 1:00. 220 — Tyler Cook, Post Falls, p. Kyle Sibert, St. Maries, 3:43. 285 — Sam Feusier, Lakeland, p. Preston Jeffs, Lakeland, :49.

THIRD-PLACE MATCHES

106 — Hayden Sorbel, Priest River, p. Matt Williams, Lakeland, 4:56. 113 — Reilly Saxe, Lakeland, had a bye. 120 — Keith Poirier, Priest River, d. Stryker Houston, Timberlake, 2-0. 126 — Aidan Troumbley, Priest River, p. Keegan Robeson, Clearwater Valley, :18. 132 — Ryan Graves, Post Falls, p. Avery Palmer, Potlatch, 2:16. 138 — Alex Austin, Post Falls, md. Devin Nessel, Priest River, 10-0. 145 — Gabe Prather, Potlatch, p. Colton Dow, Lakeland, 4:31. 152 — Eli Prather, Potlatch, p. Blaise Wright, Lakeland, 3:52. 160 — Kyle Smith, Bonners Ferry, p. Gage Routh, Post Falls 2, :27. 170 — Izack McNeal, Potlatch, tf. Nathaniel Varelman, Bonners Ferry, 15-0. 182 — Jacob Lafollette, Lakeland, p. Trevor Miller, Post Falls, 3:37. 195 — Hayden Berger, Lakeland, d. Keanyn DeGroat, Post Falls, 6-3. 220 — Trevor Cady, Timberlake, p. Isaac Goodwin, Clearwater Valley, 2:58. 285 — Delbert Lambson, St. Maries, p. Austin Mayo, Post Falls, 1:51.

GIRLS

CHAMPIONSHIP

107 — Holli Schumacher, Grangeville, p. Maya Mukhamediyev, Post Falls 2, 3:35. 133 — Abigale Piper, Post Falls 2, p. Hannah Weaver, Timberlake, :54.

THIRD-PLACE MATCHES

133 — Emma Howard, Timberlake, p. Kylara Darwish, Grangeville, 1:35.