Tigers Finish Fifth in Evanston Behind Titles by Metcalf and Dupape

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EVANSTON – After a strong opening dual win, the Rock Spring Tigers traveled to Evanston for their first tournament of the year.

Head Coach Brad Profaizer said the wrestlers continued to show improvement and excitement for competition as they finished fifth overall.  The Tigers scored 130 points, training fourth-place Evanston by 19 points. Utah’s Bear River took home to top spot followed by Green River.

Individually, the Tigers had eight wrestlers place in the top five including two titles. Cameron Metcalf placed first at 120 scoring two falls including one in the title match. Ashton Dupape earned first at 126  scoring decision wins in the semifinals and finals. In the semis, he earned a 14-10 win over Green River’s Gage Byers and followed it with a 7-2 win in the championship over Bear River’s Maverik Skinner.

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At 132, Trevor Ryan scored three falls to move into the finals but came up short in a 15-5 decision to finish second. R.J. Stassinos finished third at 132 while Teno Trujillo, Thomas Rezzonico and Cole Seymour finished fourth.

In the J.V. division,  Trevor Allred finished third at 113, Casey Isaacson fifth at 113, Colton Davidson first at 126, Chase Peppers third at 132, Wyatt Fletcher second at 145, and Dalton Black first at 195.

The Tigers will get a good look at where they stand early as they face one of the top programs in the state on Wednesday as they are scheduled to travel to Star Valley to take on the Braves.

Evanston Results

Team Scores

1 Bear River, 269

2 Green River 206

3 Springs Creek 184

4 Evanston 159

5 Rock Springs 130

6 Weber 100

7 Lyman 80

8 Rawlins 63.5

9 Kemmerer 61

10 Grantsville 46

11 Riverton 33

12 Mountain View 17

13 Big Piney 7


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Individual Varsity Results

106 – Zach Vasquez

Rd 1 – Zach Vasquez (Rock Springs) received a bye
Quarters – Kade Knezovich (Green River) over Vasquez (Fall 2:56)
Cons. Rd 2 – Vasquez (Rock Springs) received a bye
Cons. Rd 3 – Matthew Woolsey (Weber) over Vasquez (Fall 3:42)

120 – Cameron Metcalf placed first

Rd 1 – Metcalf received a bye
Quarters – Metcalf over Chandler Soule (Grantsville) (Fall 0:28)
Semis – Metcalf over Caiden Lawerence (MV) (Maj 14-0)
1st Place – Metcalf over Josh Tripp (Spring Creek) (Fall 1:44)

126 – Ashton Dupape placed first

Rd 1 – Ashton Dupape received a bye
Quarters – Dupape over Dorian Ard (Spring Creek) (Fall 1:49)
Semis – Dupape over Gage Byers (Green River) (Dec 14-10)
1st Place – Dupape over Maverik Skinner (Bear River) (Dec 7-2)

126 – Cole Seymour placed fourth

Rd 1 – Seymour over Dwayne Perry (Grantsville) (Fall 1:27)
Quarters – Seymour over Chase Clark (Evanston) (Dec 11-10)
Semis – Maverik Skinner (Bear River) over Seymour (Dec 11-5)
Cons. Semi – Seymour over Jazzmine Ebell (Rawlins) (Fall 1:20)
3rd Place Match – Gage Byers (GR) over Seymour (Maj 15-1)

132 – Rj Stassinos placed third

Rd 1 – Stassinos over Jaydan Ladd (Riverton) (Fall 1:40)
Quarters – Drake Kennedy (Spring Creek) over Stassinos (Dec 7-5)
Cons. Rd 2 – Stassinos over Caden Constable (Spring Creek) (Maj 11-2)
Cons. Rd 3 – Stassinos over Matthew Merkey (Grantsville) (Fall 1:16)
Cons. Semi – Stassinos over Colton Ellison (Lyman) (Fall 3:50)
3rd Place – Stassinos over Carsen Wagstaff (Evanston) (Dec 8-6)

132 – Trevor Ryan placed second

Rd 1 – Ryan over Caden Constable (Spring Creek) (Fall 4:25)
Quarters – Ryan over Cooper Jensen (Bear River) (Fall 0:51)
Semis – Ryan over Colton Ellison (Lyman) (Fall 2:11)
1st Place – Drake Kennedy (Spring Creek) over Ryan (Maj 15-5)

138 – James Black placed fifth

Rd 1 – Black (Rock Springs) received a bye
Rd 2 – Caden Stoll (Mountain View) over Black (Fall 1:08)
Cons. Rd 2 – Black (Rock Springs) received a bye
Cons. Rd 3 – Black over Jake Murray (Weber) (Maj 10-0)
Cons. Rd 4 – Black over Kylar Hamilton (MV) (Fall 2:58)
Cons. Rd 5 – Black over Gage Bennett (Rawlins) (Dec 9-5)
Cons. Semi – Nathan McCann (GR) over Black (Fall 2:06)
5th Place – Black over Isaac `Morley` Sullivan (Weber) (Dec 7-5)

145 – Slade Pitt

Rd 1 – Sam Lester (Evanston) over Pitt (Fall 1:05)
Cons. Rd 1 – Pitt over Colby Johnson (Grantsville) (Fall 0:34)
Cons. Rd 2 – Pitt over Anthony Chavez (Spring Creek) (Inj. 0:00)
Cons. Rd 3 – Garrett Foster (Evanston) over Pitt (Fall 2:05)

152 – Teno Trujillo placed fourth

Rd 1 – Trujillo over Tyler Long (Big Piney) (Fall 2:41)
Quarters – Cooper Skinner (Bear River) over Trujillo (Fall 0:35)
Cons. Rd 2 – Trujillo over Tristan Profaizer (RS) (Maj 10-0)
Cons. Rd 3 – Trujillo over Beau Hines (Rawlins) (Fall 0:23)
Cons. Semi – Trujillo over Jeremiah Nicholson (Rawlins) (Fall 0:55)
3rd Place – Malek Wagstaff (Evanston) over Trujillo (Dec 4-2)

152 – Tristan Profaizer

Rd 1 – Zack Orr (Green River) over Profaizer (Fall 4:43)
Cons. Rd 1 – Profaizer over Sheldon Lance (Mountain View) (Dec 9-2)
Cons. Rd 2 – Teno Trujillo (Rock Springs) over Profaizer (Maj 10-0)

160 – Wyatt Yenney

Rd 1 – Yenney over Chance Anderson (Green River) (Dec 5-2)
Quarters – Rylan Barone (Spring Creek) over Yenney (Fall 4:32)
Cons. Rd 2 – Colton VanGieson (Lyman) over Yenney (Fall 1:23)

160 – Isaac Ellison

Rd 1 – Wyatt Johnson (Bear River) over Ellison (Fall 1:29)
Cons. Rd 1 – Ellison (Rock Springs) received a bye
Cons. Rd 2 – Zach Brinkerhoff (Evanston) over Ellison (Fall 1:20)

160 – Thomas Rezzonico placed fourth

Rd 1 – Rezzonico over Keaton Woolsey (Weber) (Dec 11-6)
Quarters – Gavin Julander (Kemmerer) over Rezzonico (SV-1 9-7)
Cons. Rd 2 – Rezzonico over Payson Hallam (Lyman) (Dec 11-4)
Cons. Rd 3 – Rezzonico over Chantz Albrecht (Pinedale) (Fall 2:20)
Cons. Semi – Rezzonico over Rylan Barone (Spring Creek) (Dec 8-2)
3rd Place – Zach Brinkerhoff (Evanston) over Rezzonico (Dec 6-1)

170 – Dakota Knezovich

Rd 1 – Tyler Long (Weber) over Knezovich (Fall 1:41)
Cons. Rd 1 – Knezovich received a bye
Cons. Rd 2 – Knezovich over Joe Nugent (Rawlins) (Fall 2:05)
Cons. Rd 3 – Trevor Greener (Spring Creek) over Knezovich (Dec 7-2)

195 – T.j. McNeil

Rd 1 – Seth Anderson (Grantsville) over T.j. McNeil (Fall 4:00)
Cons. Rd 1 – Cameron Peterson (Weber) over McNeil (Maj 11-3)