PREP WRESTLING: Coeur d'Alene captures Clearwater title
LEWISTON — Dax Larsen (126 pounds), Demarco Piazza (145), Nolan Randles (152) , Sebastian Prangley (160), Gunner Giulio (170), Bear Brunner (182) and Jackson Kohal went 6-0 over the weekend for the Vikings, who claimed the Clearwater Classic title on Saturday at Lewiston High.
Dylan Moffat (132) was 4-0 before being pulled with an injury for Coeur d’Alene.
Coeur d’Alene defeated Weiser 53-28 to conclude its pod 4-0, then beat Lewiston 62-24 and Kellogg 45-37 in Gold Bracket Duals to finish 6-0.
“We were giving up three forfeits and were starting some of those duals down 18-0 and 24-0 when we pulled Dylan,” Coeur d’Alene coach Jeff Moffat said. “We just went out and put guys on their backs, and that was nice to see. Against Weiser, who had a full lineup, I thought that was our best dual of the weekend. We just got a lot of pins and got on a roll against them and kept it going.”
Due to the pandemic, the tournament was altered to a duals tournament instead of a bracketed tournament this year.
St. Maries went 3-2 in the tournament, beating Orofino 45-33 in the Gray Bracket to finish sixth.
Siegford downs teammate
for 145-pound title
PARMA — Going into the 145-pound championship match of the Padilla Invitational at Parma High, it was just a matter of which Lakeland wrestler — either Riley Siegford or Colton Dow — was going to walk away with the top honor.
Siegford defeated Dow by an 8-1 decision for the title, one of three individual champions for Lakeland on the day.
John White (182) and Sam Feusier (285) also won for Lakeland, which finished second with 157.5 points. Feusier pinned Zane Lovell of Nampa in 4:54 in their championship match. Feusier also beat Lovell during a dual on Jan. 14 and again at the River City Duals on Jan. 16.
White defeated Andrew Adkins of American Falls with a 13-4 major decision.
Other Hawks placers include: Matt Williams (fourth at 98), Soren Sabatke (second at 152), Blaise Wright (third at 152), Cooper Johnson (second at 160), Devon Suko (third at 170) and Jacob Lafollette (fourth at 182).
Kuna won the tournament with 261.5 points.
own duals tourney
SPIRIT LAKE — Tournament host Timberlake went 4-0 on the day to win the Van Tuinstra Duals tournament.
Timberlake beat Lake City 39-39, earning the tiebreaker on first points 8-6, then defeated Bonners Ferry 51-27 and Coeur d’Alene 42-42 — 10-8 on first points and Lakeland 48-36.
Lake City went 3-1 to finish second, followed by Coeur d’Alene in third (2-2).
DUAL RECORDS — 1, Timberlake 4-0. 2, Lake City 3-1. 3, Coeur d’Alene 2-2. 4, Lakeland 1-3. 5, Bonners Ferry 0-4.
FIRST ROUND — Timberlake 39, Lake City 39 (Timberlake wins tiebreaker on first points 8-6); Coeur d’Alene 51, Bonners Ferry 12.
SECOND ROUND — Lake City 51, Lakeland 36; Timberlake 51, Bonners Ferry 27.
THIRD ROUND — Timberlake 42, Coeur d’Alene 42 (Timberlake wins tiebreaker on first points 10-8); Lakeland 72, Bonners Ferry 12.
FOURTH ROUND — Lake City 45, Bonners Ferry 24; Coeur d’Alene 42, Lakeland 37.
FIFTH ROUND — Lake City 41, Coeur d’Alene 36; Timberlake 48, Lakeland 36.