Wolves Bring Home 4A West Regional Wrestling Title

Wolves Bring Home 4A West Regional Wrestling Title

GREEN RIVER– The Green River High School Wolves wrestling team finished in first place at the 4A West Regional Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Evanston.

Earning regional titles for the Wolves includes Dominic Martinez in the 106 weight class, Tanner Adam in the 145, and Payton Tucker in the 182 class.

Earned second place finishes includes Clayson Mele in the 106 class, Kade Flores in the 113, Kade Knezovich in the 120, Jacob Weipert in the 132, Nathan McCann in the 138, and Jon Ty Leininger in the 160 class.

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Finishing in third includes Garrett Harris in the 145 class, Nick Froats in the 170 class, and Justin Rubalcaba in the 220 class.

Check below for the full results.


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Regional Results



106

Dominic Martinez (24-4) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Dominic Martinez (Green River) 24-4 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Dominic Martinez (Green River) 24-4 won by fall over Brandon VanGieson (Evanston) 1-2 (Fall 5:25)
  • Semifinal – Dominic Martinez (Green River) 24-4 won by decision over Cash Christensen (Rock Springs) 31-9 (Dec 7-4)
  • 1st Place Match – Dominic Martinez (Green River) 24-4 won by rule over Clayson Mele (Green River) 26-4 (RULE)



106

Clayson Mele (26-4) placed 2nd.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Clayson Mele (Green River) 26-4 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Clayson Mele (Green River) 26-4 won by fall over Gavin Mancini (Kelly Walsh) 24-17 (Fall 4:00)
  • Semifinal – Clayson Mele (Green River) 26-4 won by fall over Lane Jackson (Kelly Walsh) 36-13 (Fall 2:29)
  • 1st Place Match – Dominic Martinez (Green River) 24-4 won by rule over Clayson Mele (Green River) 26-4 (RULE)



113

Cody Price (12-12) placed 4th.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Cody Price (Green River) 12-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Cody Price (Green River) 12-12 won by fall over Nena Sowers (Evanston) 16-20 (Fall 1:41)
  • Semifinal – Zack Vasquez (Rock Springs) 33-7 won by major decision over Cody Price (Green River) 12-12 (MD 15-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Cody Price (Green River) 12-12 won by fall over Kaelan Keffer (Kelly Walsh) 1-2 (Fall 0:49)
  • 3rd Place Match – Devyn Mostellar (Kelly Walsh) 26-19 won by decision over Cody Price (Green River) 12-12 (Dec 7-2)



113

Kade Flores (19-12) placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kade Flores (Green River) 19-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Kade Flores (Green River) 19-12 won by fall over Kaelan Keffer (Kelly Walsh) 1-2 (Fall 1:26)
  • Semifinal – Kade Flores (Green River) 19-12 won by fall over Devyn Mostellar (Kelly Walsh) 26-19 (Fall 2:55)
  • 1st Place Match – Zack Vasquez (Rock Springs) 33-7 won by decision over Kade Flores (Green River) 19-12 (Dec 6-1)



120

Kade Knezovich (26-12) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kade Knezovich (Green River) 26-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Kade Knezovich (Green River) 26-12 won by rule over Nathan Campos (Green River) 2-2 (RULE)
  • Semifinal – Kade Knezovich (Green River) 26-12 won by decision over Mason Yenney (Rock Springs) 33-12 (Dec 9-6)
  • 1st Place Match – Jace Palmer (Kelly Walsh) 26-5 won by decision over Kade Knezovich (Green River) 26-12 (Dec 10-3)



120

Nathan Campos (2-2) placed 5th.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Nathan Campos (Green River) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Kade Knezovich (Green River) 26-12 won by rule over Nathan Campos (Green River) 2-2 (RULE)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Nathan Campos (Green River) 2-2 won by major decision over Issac Price (Kelly Walsh) 0-8 (MD 17-8)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Isaac Saavadra (Evanston) 21-22 won by fall over Nathan Campos (Green River) 2-2 (Fall 1:37)



126

Devon VanValkenburg (7-26) placed 6th and scored 7.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Devon VanValkenburg (Green River) 7-26 won by fall over Degory Day (Evanston) 0-2 (Fall 4:49)
  • Quarterfinal – Ashton Dupape (Rock Springs) 26-6 won by tech fall over Devon VanValkenburg (Green River) 7-26 (TF-1.5 5:27 (16-1))
  • Cons. Round 2 – Devon VanValkenburg (Green River) 7-26 won by fall over Lizzy Jensen (Jackson) 0-4 (Fall 1:23)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Kyler Henderson (Natrona County) 19-16 won by decision over Devon VanValkenburg (Green River) 7-26 (Dec 6-1)



132

Jacob Weipert (16-15) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Weipert (Green River) 16-15 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Jacob Weipert (Green River) 16-15 won by fall over Henry Hershock (Jackson) 7-6 (Fall 1:20)
  • Semifinal – Jacob Weipert (Green River) 16-15 won by decision over Josh Kraus (Kelly Walsh) 14-5 (Dec 6-4)
  • 1st Place Match – Cameron Metcalf (Rock Springs) 36-11 won by decision over Jacob Weipert (Green River) 16-15 (Dec 5-1)



138

Nathan McCann (21-11) placed 2nd and scored 19.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Nathan McCann (Green River) 21-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Nathan McCann (Green River) 21-11 won by major decision over Sam Henderson (Kelly Walsh) 7-13 (MD 13-2)
  • Semifinal – Nathan McCann (Green River) 21-11 won by fall over Paulo Benabise (Natrona County) 33-12 (Fall 1:38)
  • 1st Place Match – Analu Benabise (Kelly Walsh) 33-4 won in sudden victory – 1 over Nathan McCann (Green River) 21-11 (SV-1 7-5)



145

Garrett Harris (3-2) placed 3rd.

  • Quarterfinal – Garrett Harris (Green River) 3-2 won by decision over Hunter Weickham (Natrona County) 17-22 (Dec 5-3)
  • Semifinal – Kevin Anderson (Kelly Walsh) 30-15 won by decision over Garrett Harris (Green River) 3-2 (Dec 5-0)
  • Cons. Semi – Garrett Harris (Green River) 3-2 won by fall over Clayton Bentley (Natrona County) 1-2 (Fall 1:40)
  • 3rd Place Match – Garrett Harris (Green River) 3-2 won by fall over Wyatt Fletcher (Rock Springs) 7-7 (Fall 4:25)



145

Tanner Adam (17-8) placed 1st and scored 22.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Tanner Adam (Green River) 17-8 won by fall over Clayton Bentley (Natrona County) 1-2 (Fall 2:43)
  • Semifinal – Tanner Adam (Green River) 17-8 won by fall over Wyatt Fletcher (Rock Springs) 7-7 (Fall 4:34)
  • 1st Place Match – Tanner Adam (Green River) 17-8 won by decision over Kevin Anderson (Kelly Walsh) 30-15 (Dec 6-2)



152

Max Orr (1-2) placed 5th.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Max Orr (Green River) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Tristan Profaizer (Rock Springs) 33-7 won by fall over Max Orr (Green River) 1-2 (Fall 0:53)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Max Orr (Green River) 1-2 won by decision over Taylor Hansen (Natrona County) 0-6 (Dec 9-7)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Kaiden Jones (Natrona County) 1-2 won by fall over Max Orr (Green River) 1-2 (Fall 2:50)



152

Chance Anderson (9-12) placed 4th and scored 13.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Chance Anderson (Green River) 9-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Chance Anderson (Green River) 9-12 won by fall over Ben Brown (Jackson) 1-3 (Fall 1:55)
  • Semifinal – Javen Palmer (Kelly Walsh) 28-4 won by decision over Chance Anderson (Green River) 9-12 (Dec 10-3)
  • Cons. Semi – Chance Anderson (Green River) 9-12 won by fall over Kaiden Jones (Natrona County) 1-2 (Fall 0:55)
  • 3rd Place Match – Tristan Profaizer (Rock Springs) 33-7 won by decision over Chance Anderson (Green River) 9-12 (Dec 5-1)



160

Brett McKeehan (4-12) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Brett McKeehan (Green River) 4-12 won by fall over Brendan Davenport (Evanston) 0-2 (Fall 5:33)
  • Quarterfinal – Jon Ty Leininger (Green River) 19-14 won by rule over Brett McKeehan (Green River) 4-12 (RULE)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Bryer Benham (Natrona County) 7-17 won by decision over Brett McKeehan (Green River) 4-12 (Dec 4-1)



160

Jon Ty Leininger (19-14) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jon Ty Leininger (Green River) 19-14 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Jon Ty Leininger (Green River) 19-14 won by rule over Brett McKeehan (Green River) 4-12 (RULE)
  • Semifinal – Jon Ty Leininger (Green River) 19-14 won by decision over Luke Nathan (Kelly Walsh) 26-16 (Dec 4-1)
  • 1st Place Match – Wyatt Yenney (Rock Springs) 30-6 won by decision over Jon Ty Leininger (Green River) 19-14 (Dec 3-0)



170

Kaden Lloyd (12-14) placed 4th.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kaden Lloyd (Green River) 12-14 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Kaden Lloyd (Green River) 12-14 won by rule over Nick Froats (Green River) 8-10 (RULE)
  • Semifinal – Brett Brenton (Natrona County) 38-2 won by tech fall over Kaden Lloyd (Green River) 12-14 (TF-1.5 4:16 (18-2))
  • Cons. Semi – Kaden Lloyd (Green River) 12-14 won by fall over Clay Lester (Evanston) 9-11 (Fall 3:19)
  • 3rd Place Match – Nick Froats (Green River) 8-10 won by rule over Kaden Lloyd (Green River) 12-14 (RULE)



170

Nick Froats (8-10) placed 3rd and scored 18.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Nick Froats (Green River) 8-10 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Kaden Lloyd (Green River) 12-14 won by rule over Nick Froats (Green River) 8-10 (RULE)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Nick Froats (Green River) 8-10 won by fall over Carson Knezovich (Rock Springs) 0-2 (Fall 0:39)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Nick Froats (Green River) 8-10 won by fall over Ishmael Perin (Kelly Walsh) 2-5 (Fall 1:49)
  • Cons. Semi – Nick Froats (Green River) 8-10 won by fall over Rylie Griggs (Evanston) 15-17 (Fall 2:59)
  • 3rd Place Match – Nick Froats (Green River) 8-10 won by rule over Kaden Lloyd (Green River) 12-14 (RULE)



182

Seddon Sanders (0-6) placed 5th.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Seddon Sanders (Green River) 0-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Pablo Escalante (Evanston) 20-15 won by fall over Seddon Sanders (Green River) 0-6 (Fall 1:38)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Seddon Sanders (Green River) 0-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Mayson Erickson (Evanston) 1-2 won by fall over Seddon Sanders (Green River) 0-6 (Fall 0:35)



182

Payton Tucker (38-1) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Payton Tucker (Green River) 38-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Payton Tucker (Green River) 38-1 won by fall over Bode Draper (Kelly Walsh) 0-2 (Fall 0:56)
  • Semifinal – Payton Tucker (Green River) 38-1 won by fall over Wyatt Atkinson (Natrona County) 20-19 (Fall 0:23)
  • 1st Place Match – Payton Tucker (Green River) 38-1 won by fall over Jesus Alvarado (Kelly Walsh) 31-18 (Fall 1:07)



195

Russell Ferrell (8-10) placed 8th.

  • Quarterfinal – Russell Ferrell (Green River) 8-10 won by fall over Brock Speigleberg (Kelly Walsh) 7-16 (Fall 2:19)
  • Semifinal – Daniel Slack (Natrona County) 39-6 won by fall over Russell Ferrell (Green River) 8-10 (Fall 0:27)
  • Cons. Semi – James McCarter (Green River) 9-17 won by rule over Russell Ferrell (Green River) 8-10 (RULE)



195

James McCarter (9-17) placed 4th and scored 8.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Gavin Simmons (Evanston) 31-13 won by tech fall over James McCarter (Green River) 9-17 (TF-1.5 4:54 (15-0))
  • Cons. Round 1 – James McCarter (Green River) 9-17 won by decision over Joseph Williams (Evanston) 3-18 (Dec 7-2)
  • Cons. Semi – James McCarter (Green River) 9-17 won by rule over Russell Ferrell (Green River) 8-10 (RULE)
  • 3rd Place Match – Adam Forbush (Rock Springs) 27-13 won by decision over James McCarter (Green River) 9-17 (Dec 3-0)



220

Justin Rubalcaba (7-8) placed 3rd and scored 12.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Justin Rubalcaba (Green River) 7-8 won by decision over Duane Nussbaum (Kelly Walsh) 4-14 (Dec 9-2)
  • Semifinal – Blake Overy (Evanston) 10-5 won by decision over Justin Rubalcaba (Green River) 7-8 (Dec 5-0)
  • Cons. Semi – Justin Rubalcaba (Green River) 7-8 won by fall over Jared Warden (Kelly Walsh) 12-20 (Fall 2:10)
  • 3rd Place Match – Justin Rubalcaba (Green River) 7-8 won in sudden victory – 1 over Duane Nussbaum (Kelly Walsh) 4-14 (SV-1 4-2)



220

Sage Wilde (2-6) placed 6th.

  • Quarterfinal – Blake Overy (Evanston) 10-5 won by fall over Sage Wilde (Green River) 2-6 (Fall 3:01)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Duane Nussbaum (Kelly Walsh) 4-14 won by fall over Sage Wilde (Green River) 2-6 (Fall 0:59)



285

John Makie (11-17) placed 7th and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Eric Orozco (Evanston) 15-21 won by decision over John Makie (Green River) 11-17 (Dec 5-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 – John Makie (Green River) 11-17 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi – AJ Kelly (Rock Springs) 12-12 won by fall over John Makie (Green River) 11-17 (Fall 4:39)


Team Scores

  1. Green River 217.0
  2. Kelly Walsh 208.0
  3. Rock Springs 176.0
  4. Natrona County 143.5
  5. Evanston 116.5
  6. Jackson 25.0


Up Next

The Wolves will finish their season this Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, at the state tournament in Casper.