ROCK SPRINGS– The Rock Springs High School Tigers wrestling team earned a 53-27 win over the Evanston Red Devils last night at home.
The Red Devils got things going with three pins in the 170, 182, and 195 weight classes, starting out the dual 18-0 over the Tigers. Rock Springs’ Brandon Mortensen, wrestling at 220, earned the Tigers’ first points of the night with a 5:51 pin over Evanston’s Payt Burton.
Tiger heavyweight AJ Kelly followed Mortensen with a first period pin over Evanston’s Eric Orozco at the 0:55 mark.
Tim Henry, wrestling at 113, was the next to score for the Tigers, earning a pin at the 5:07 mark.
Zack Vasquez made quick work of his opponent in the 126 match, earning a 0:54 pin. Wrestling at 132, Ashton Dupape earned a 19-0 technical fall over Evanston’s Kendell Cummings at the 5:01 mark, giving the Tigers their first lead of the night, 29-27.
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Cameron Metcalf, wrestling at 138, earned a second period pin over Evanston’s Brock Roberts at the 2:25 mark. At 145, Landon Toth made a last second move to get a pin over Evanston’s Tyler Stokes right at the 6:00 mark.
Wrestling at 152, Wyatt Fletcher earned a 3:19 pin over Evanston’s Nick Childs. To finish the night off at 160, Tristan Profaizer earned a first period pin over Evanston’s Rigden Wagstaff at the 1:20 mark.
Check out the complete results below.
Rock Springs vs Evanston Results
Rylie Griggs (Evanston) over Lance Kettering (Rock Springs) (Fall 2:32)
Angel Rodriguez (Evanston) over Jose Martinez (Rock Springs) (Fall 0:40)
Pablo Escalante (Evanston) over Carson Knezovich (Rock Springs) (Fall 1:02)
Brandon Mortensen (Rock Springs) over Payt Burton (Evanston) (Fall 5:51)
AJ Kelly (Rock Springs) over Eric Orozco (Evanston) (Fall 0:55)
Brandon VanGieson (Evanston) over Joran Cochran (Rock Springs) (Dec 7-2)
Tim Henry (Rock Springs) over Jaxin Moore (Evanston) (Fall 5:07)
Kasen Landry (Evanston) over RJ Davidson (Rock Springs) (Fall 5:15)
Zack Vasquez (Rock Springs) over Jayden Schneider (Evanston) (Fall 0:54)
Ashton Dupape (Rock Springs) over Kendell Cummings (Evanston) (TF 19-0 5:01)
Cameron Metcalf (Rock Springs) over Brock Roberts (Evanston) (Fall 2:25)
Landon Toth (Rock Springs) over Tyler Stokes (Evanston) (Fall 6:00)
Wyatt Fletcher (Rock Springs) over Nick Childs (Evanston) (Fall 3:19)
Tristan Profaizer (Rock Springs) over Rigden Wagstaff (Evanston) (Fall 1:20)
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The Tigers will travel to Pocatello, Idaho this weekend to compete at the Tiger Grizz Tournament on Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19.