Wrestling season starts, varsity players stack stats


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The 2017-2018 wrestling season is coming in fast, as the wrestlers have kicked off their season at the Wrestle Off and then made their way down to the Bucks Bags dual-tournament.
  Starting off the season Nov. 27, the Lewiston Bengals had a wrestle-off, where each team member wrestled another teammate to secure a spot for the week on varsity.
  Along with the new season, the Bengal’s also introduced Bengal alumni Drew Randall, as an assistant coach. Commenting on the coach, senior Max Hill said “he’s an amazing coach.”
  In addition to the season opener, it Nov. 27 was also Military Appreciation night, and each of the wrestlers competing was escorted to the mat by a local veteran.
  On the Dave’s Dogs team, the following wrestlers beat their opponents and joined varsity: Kyle Cook (vs Lance Lorang), Cook (vs Reuben Thill), Owen Hemphill (vs Jeremiah Bursch), Hill (vs Logan Reynolds), Tanner Hutchens (vs Cade Hendren), Zane Rudolph (vs Jake Skinner), Tyson Sams-Knapp (vs Bursch) and Keegan Sweeney (vs Greg Cooper).
   Of the Mark’s Marauders team, the following wrestlers beat their opponents and also joined the varsity team:  Challis Adams (vs Nico Nieto), Jared Dykes (vs Karlin Schlafman), Hunter Fliger (vs Logan Hunt), Billy Hobbs (vs Zach Taylor) and Jacob Woody (vs Cyrus Town).
  The wrestlers that were chosen to head south to the annual Bucks Bags dual-tournament in Boise, ID were Bursch, Cook, Fligger, Hemphill, Hendren, Hill, Hobbs, Hutchens, Lorang, Reynolds, Sams-Knapp, Sweeny, Taylor, and Thill.
  The Bengals wrestled from Nov. 30 until Dec. 2.
Bursch ended up losing his matches.
Cook went 6-2.
Fligger ended his first tournament back at 3-5.
Hemphill went 3-5.
Hendren wrestled his first high school tournament and ended up going 3-0.
Although, senior Hill should have been 7-1, due to a scoring mishap, he ended the dual-tournament 6-2.
Hobbs went 5-3.
Hutchens went 7-1.
Lorang also went 7-1.
Reynolds had to wrestle up a weight class, and ended up losing his matches at the tournament.
Sams-Knapp lost at his first high school tournament.
Sweeney went 4-2.
Taylor went 6-2.
Thill did lose his matches at the tournament.
Heading to Lake City High School, Dec. 7, the Bengals took on the Timberwolves and lost the dual.
Adams lost his match.
Bursch also lost his match.
Cook won his match.
Cooper lost his match.
Dykes lost his match.
Fligger won his match.
Hemphill lost his match.
Hendren won both his matches.
Hill won his match.
Hobbs won his match.
Hunt won his match.
Hutchens won his match.
Lorang won his match.
Nieto lost his match.
Reynolds lost his match.
Rudolph won one match and lost a second match.
Schlafman lost his match.
Skinner lost his match.
Sweeney won both matches.
Taylor won his match.
Thill lost his match.
Town lost his match.
  The next time the boys wrestle is today, Dec. 15, at North Idaho College for a tournament in Coeur d’Alene at 10 a.m.

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Wrestling season starts, varsity players stack stats