Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wyoming state wrestling finals

By James Brosher

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Cheyenne Central's Bryce Meredith celebrates a win against Star Valley's Mitch Heap during the 103 pound Class 4A championship match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Bryce Meredith celebrates a win against Star Valley's Mitch Heap during the 103 pound Class 4A championship match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne East's Michael Galicia attempts to turn Laramie's Wes Dalles in their 215 pound third place match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. Austin Ontiveroz/WyoSports

Cheyenne East's Michael Galicia attempts to turn Laramie's Wes Dalles in their 215 pound third place match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. Austin Ontiveroz/WyoSports

Laramie's Drew Choal defends as Star Valley's Tim Stephens attempts a takedown on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. Austin Ontiveroz/WyoSports

Laramie's Drew Choal defends as Star Valley's Tim Stephens attempts a takedown on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. Austin Ontiveroz/WyoSports

Cheyenne East's Blaze Cress, top, wrestles against Gillette's Lukas Poloncic during the Class 4A 119 pound final on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne East's Blaze Cress, top, wrestles against Gillette's Lukas Poloncic during the Class 4A 119 pound final on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

An official watches the action on a mat across the arena as he sits with his colleagues between matches during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

An official watches the action on a mat across the arena as he sits with his colleagues between matches during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Austin Breckenridge celebrates after defeating Natrona County's Caleb Rhoades during the Class 4A 152 pound final on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Austin Breckenridge celebrates after defeating Natrona County's Caleb Rhoades during the Class 4A 152 pound final on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

An official leans in to blow his whistle to re-start a Class 4A 103-pound finals match between Cheyenne Central's Bryce Meredith and Star Valley's Mitch Heap after Heap started bleeding during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

An official leans in to blow his whistle to re-start a Class 4A 103-pound finals match between Cheyenne Central's Bryce Meredith and Star Valley's Mitch Heap after Heap started bleeding during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

An official rests his hands behind his back as he watches a finals match during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. Officials use red and green wristbands to easily award points to wrestlers with corresponding colors during the matches. James Brosher/WyoSports

An official rests his hands behind his back as he watches a finals match during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. Officials use red and green wristbands to easily award points to wrestlers with corresponding colors during the matches. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Austin Breckenridge celebrates after defeating Natrona County's Caleb Rhoades during the Class 4A 152 pound final on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Austin Breckenridge celebrates after defeating Natrona County's Caleb Rhoades during the Class 4A 152 pound final on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne East's Blaze Cress, right, wrestles against Gillette's Lukas Poloncic during the Class 4A 119 pound final on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne East's Blaze Cress, right, wrestles against Gillette's Lukas Poloncic during the Class 4A 119 pound final on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Bryce Meredith braces himself as Star Valley's Mitch Heap attempts to throw Meredith to the mat during the 103 pound Class 4A championship match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Bryce Meredith braces himself as Star Valley's Mitch Heap attempts to throw Meredith to the mat during the 103 pound Class 4A championship match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Officials watch as a match at the opposite end of the arena reaches a conclusion during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Officials watch as a match at the opposite end of the arena reaches a conclusion during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne East's Michael Galicia takes a moment before facing Laramie's Wes Dalles in the Class 4A 215-pound third place match during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne East's Michael Galicia takes a moment before facing Laramie's Wes Dalles in the Class 4A 215-pound third place match during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Spectators hang their shoes through a metal barrier as they watch the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Spectators hang their shoes through a metal barrier as they watch the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Sheridan's Derek Berrettini, left, reacts as he grabs a hold of Cheyenne East's Luis Reyes during a wrestleback match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Sheridan's Derek Berrettini, left, reacts as he grabs a hold of Cheyenne East's Luis Reyes during a wrestleback match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Austin Vye celebrates after pinning Natrona County's Brandon Kussy in the Class 4A 112 pound third place match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Austin Vye celebrates after pinning Natrona County's Brandon Kussy in the Class 4A 112 pound third place match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Leon Romero talks on the phone after a loss to Natrona County's Greg Lensert in a Class 4A 215-pound wrestleback match during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Leon Romero talks on the phone after a loss to Natrona County's Greg Lensert in a Class 4A 215-pound wrestleback match during the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Austin Vye reacts after pinning Natrona County's Brandon Kussy in the Class 4A 112 pound third place match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne Central's Austin Vye reacts after pinning Natrona County's Brandon Kussy in the Class 4A 112 pound third place match on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne East's Brody Cress, right, wrestles Cheyenne Central's Sammy Moody during a wrestleback match in the Class 4A 103 pound bracket on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Cheyenne East's Brody Cress, right, wrestles Cheyenne Central's Sammy Moody during a wrestleback match in the Class 4A 103 pound bracket on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Laramie's Chantelle Lemus, left, wrestles with Cheyenne Central's Sammy Moody during a match in the Class 4A 103-pound weight class on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Laramie's Chantelle Lemus, left, wrestles with Cheyenne Central's Sammy Moody during a match in the Class 4A 103-pound weight class on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Rawlins' Austin Nicholson looks back at his coaches as he works to flip Cheyenne South's Joseph Romero during a wrestle back match in the Class 3A 135-pound bracket on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

Rawlins' Austin Nicholson looks back at his coaches as he works to flip Cheyenne South's Joseph Romero during a wrestle back match in the Class 3A 135-pound bracket on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

A wrestler sits alone in a hallway outside the locker rooms following a defeat in the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

A wrestler sits alone in a hallway outside the locker rooms following a defeat in the Wyoming high school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Casper, Wyo. James Brosher/WyoSports

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