Panther wrestling builds on rough opening performance in home duals

Posted 1/12/21

A series of home duals started off rough for the Powell High School wrestling team on Saturday — and head coach Nick Fulton will be the first to admit that.

The Panthers opened the day with …

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Panther wrestling builds on rough opening performance in home duals

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A series of home duals started off rough for the Powell High School wrestling team on Saturday — and head coach Nick Fulton will be the first to admit that.

The Panthers opened the day with a dual against Star Valley, one of the best programs in the state. PHS failed to win a match, with the Braves taking the contest 78-0.

“We showed them way too much respect,” Fulton said. “It was a rough dual, we didn’t wrestle very tough, and I expected that we’d compete. I was pretty disappointed with that, and the kids felt that a little bit as well.”

As the day progressed, however, the Panthers showed more fight.

Against Moorcroft — a perennial strong wrestling squad — PHS won four of five varsity matches and took the dual 24-6. Fulton said he was “happy with the rebound there,” saying that the team performed “all right.”

In their third dual, the Panthers fell to Worland 54-30, but put together a much stronger showing than the opening loss.

“Worland is a really good team, and we competed really well,” Fulton said. “It was a lot better than against Star Valley, and we had some really good performances.”

The coach singled out senior Emma Karhu as an individual who competed exceptionally against Worland. She pinned Kyle Anderson — who defeated her at state last year — in 5:06.

Mikey Timmons also “showed a lot of fight” and “competed hard,” according to Fulton. Timmons picked up wins in the Moorcroft and Worland duals.

The Panthers take the mat this (Tuesday) evening, hosting Cody for a senior-night dual.

“It should be a good dual,” Fulton said. “We’re excited to get a true home dual format. Win, lose or draw, we have to compete in these situations.”

   

Star Valley 78, Powell 0

106: Malachi Patterson (Star Valley) over Nate Balderas (Fall 1:34)

113: Cameron Kendall (Star Valley) over Weston Thomas (Fall 1:44)

120: Waylon Nelson (Star Valley) over Logan Werner (Dec 9-5)

126: Jacob Guild (Star Valley) over Emma Karhu (Fall 0:57)

132: Kaleb Fila (Star Valley) over Brent Childers (Fall 3:49)

138: Winston Green (Star Valley) over Mikey Timmons (Fall 4:40)

145: Xavier Jirak (Star Valley) over Jack Van Norman (Fall 0:55)

152: Haze Child (Star Valley) over Seth Horton (Dec 3-0)

160: Joseph Thompson (Star Valley) over Riley Bennett (Fall 1:21)

170: Harrison Hoopes (Star Valley) over Stetson Davis (Fall 0:45)

182: Zachary Patterson (Star Valley) over Lannon Brazelton (Fall 1:41)

195: Tony Mickelson (Star Valley) over Karson Lamb (Fall 3:38)

220: Kysen Hebdon (Star Valley) over Clayton Emmett (Fall 1:06)

285: Gabe Neild (Star Valley) over Nevan McDonald (Fall 0:51)

   

Powell 24, Moorcroft 6

120: Logan Werner over Tucker Cook (Moorcroft) (Fall 0:54)

132: Brent Childers over Jacob Anderson (Moorcroft) (Fall 1:48)

138: Mikey Timmons over Randy Peters (Moorcroft) (Injury)

145: Jack Van Norman over Braizyn Humpal (Moorcroft) (Fall 2:31)

195: Dekken Mayer (Moorcroft) over Karson Lamb (Fall 3:41)

   

Worland 54, Powell 30

106: Nate Balderas (Forfeit)

113: Kobe Swain (Worland) (Forfeit)

120: Ross Goncalves (Worland) over Logan Werner (Fall 0:51)

126: Emma Karhu over Kyle Anderson (Worland) (Fall 5:09)

132: Kein Anderson (Worland) over Brent Childers (Fall 0:56)

138: Mikey Timmons over Gullian Comstock (Worland) (Fall 3:53)

145: Colton Woffinden (Worland) over Jack Van Norman (Fall 0:28)

152: Seth Horton over Aaron Carver (Worland) (Fall 1:11)

160: Luke Goncalves (Worland) over Riley Bennett (Fall 2:29)

170: Josh Rose (Worland) over Stetson Davis (Fall 1:21)

182: Lannon Brazelton over Ralph Moreno (Worland) (Fall 0:36)

195: Lane McBee (Worland) over Karson Lamb (Fall 0:26)

220: Christian Peterson (Worland) over Clayton Emmett (Fall 0:35)

285: Koby Tigner (Worland) over Nevan McDonald (Fall 1:00)

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