Wednesday, February 29, 2012

State Wrestling

By Miranda Grubbs

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Cheyenne East junior Blaze Cress celebrates after winning the 132-pound state championship match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Cress defeated Sheridan's Clay Carter 3-2 in overtime, helping the Thunderbirds to a second place team finish. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Natrona County's Steven Myler gains a hold on Cheyenne East's Miclo Cruz in a 170-pound match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Myler won in a 17-3 decision. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Burns-Pine Bluffs' Tyler Pohlman tries to escape Moorcroft's Kole Schell in a 106-pound consolation semifinal during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Pohlman defeated Schell 10-5, winning third place. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Lingle wrestler Lane Hageman sits by himself in the hallway outside of the locker rooms during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Gillette's Triston McKinsey pins Cheyenne East's Anthony Green in a 106-pound match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Rock Springs' Ryan Slaugh puts Cheyenne East's Hayes Stone to the mat in a 138-pound match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Fans watch first day action of the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne East's Brody Cress tries to pin Rock Springs' Isaac Chavez in a 106-pound match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne Central's Bryce Meredith, left, and Gillette's Evan Smith compete in a 113-pound match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne South's Cade Noble and assistant coach Kyle Brightman celebrate Noble's win over Riverton's Tyler Allen during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne Central's Terrence McDonough tries to pin Green River's Cole Verner in a 106-pound match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Natrona County's Zane Gray, right, and Cheyenne South's Cade Noble compete in a 145-pound match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Referees watch first day action of the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne East's Tevis Bartlett watches a championship match before competing in the 182-pound championship match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Bartlett defeated Gillette's Burke Burgess 6-3, becoming the Class 4A 182 pound state champion. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne South head coach Howard Wakkinen shouts instructions from the sidelines during a the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Gillette's Haydn Rawlings and Cheyenne East's Hayes Stone compete in a 138-pound match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne South's Steven Swainson tries to escape Green River's Justin Bayles in a 220-pound match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne Central's Terrence McDonough reacts to losing a 106-pound match to Green River's Cole Verner during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Wrestlers stand for the national anthem before the start of the championship matches during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

A young fan watches the championship matches during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne East junior Blaze Cress celebrates after winning the 132-pound state championship match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Cress defeated Sheridan's Clay Carter 3-2 in overtime, helping the Thunderbirds to a second place team finish. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

 

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