Wolves Finish Fifth at State Wrestling

Wolves Finish Fifth at State Wrestling

GREEN RIVER– The Green River High School Wolves wrestling team took fifth at the 4A State Championship Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Casper. The tournament lasted from Thursday, February 22, to Saturday, February 24.

The Wolves are coming home with two state champions. Dominic Martinez took first in the 106 weight class, while Payton Tucker won the 182 weight class.

Three Wolves finished in second place including Nathan McCann in the 138 weight class, Tanner Adam in the 145 weight class, and Jon Ty Leininger in the 160 weight class.

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Clayson Mele took third in the 106 weight class, and Kade Flores took third in the 113 weight class.

Check below for the Wolves’ full state results.


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State Results



106

Dominic Martinez (28-4) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Dominic Martinez (Green River) 28-4 won by decision over Gavin Mancini (Kelly Walsh) 25-19 (Dec 8-2)
  • Quarterfinal – Dominic Martinez (Green River) 28-4 won by fall over Adam Roberts (Cheyenne Central) 15-24 (Fall 2:00)
  • Semifinal – Dominic Martinez (Green River) 28-4 won in tie breaker – 1 over Lane Jackson (Kelly Walsh) 39-15 (TB-1 9-5)
  • 1st Place Match – Dominic Martinez (Green River) 28-4 won by decision over Cash Christensen (Rock Springs) 34-10 (Dec 6-0)



106

Clayson Mele (30-5) placed 3rd.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Clayson Mele (Green River) 30-5 won by fall over Nicolas Clemens (Sheridan) 5-28 (Fall 0:33)
  • Quarterfinal – Clayson Mele (Green River) 30-5 won by fall over David Stice (Cheyenne East) 14-15 (Fall 0:22)
  • Semifinal – Cash Christensen (Rock Springs) 34-10 won by decision over Clayson Mele (Green River) 30-5 (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Clayson Mele (Green River) 30-5 won by decision over Jeric Igo (Thunder Basin) 33-16 (Dec 13-8)
  • 3rd Place Match – Clayson Mele (Green River) 30-5 won by fall over Lane Jackson (Kelly Walsh) 39-15 (Fall 4:15)



113

Cody Price (14-14) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Cody Price (Green River) 14-14 won by fall over Olivia Roberts (Jackson) 0-6 (Fall 0:16)
  • Quarterfinal – Reese Osborne (Sheridan) 45-3 won by fall over Cody Price (Green River) 14-14 (Fall 0:28)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Cody Price (Green River) 14-14 won in sudden victory – 1 over Nena Sowers (Evanston) 17-22 (SV-1 9-7)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Isaac Sell (Laramie) 25-16 won by decision over Cody Price (Green River) 14-14 (Dec 9-4)



113

Kade Flores (23-13) placed 3rd and scored 20.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kade Flores (Green River) 23-13 won by fall over Easton Hawkins (Laramie) 9-16 (Fall 1:05)
  • Quarterfinal – Kade Flores (Green River) 23-13 won by decision over Isaac Sell (Laramie) 25-16 (Dec 6-3)
  • Semifinal – Reese Osborne (Sheridan) 45-3 won by major decision over Kade Flores (Green River) 23-13 (MD 10-0)
  • Cons. Semi – Kade Flores (Green River) 23-13 won by fall over Logan Elsen (Evanston) 3-5 (Fall 1:21)
  • 3rd Place Match – Kade Flores (Green River) 23-13 won by fall over Zack Vasquez (Rock Springs) 36-9 (Fall 0:40)



120

Kade Knezovich (27-14) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kade Knezovich (Green River) 27-14 won by fall over Taylor Manning (Campbell County) 1-11 (Fall 0:24)
  • Quarterfinal – Hunter Goodwin (Sheridan) 27-15 won in sudden victory – 1 over Kade Knezovich (Green River) 27-14 (SV-1 4-2)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Dylan Catlin (Thunder Basin) 35-10 won by fall over Kade Knezovich (Green River) 27-14 (Fall 1:54)



120

Nathan Campos (2-4) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Cole Seymour (Rock Springs) 32-21 won by fall over Nathan Campos (Green River) 2-4 (Fall 1:48)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Dylan Catlin (Thunder Basin) 35-10 won by fall over Nathan Campos (Green River) 2-4 (Fall 1:38)



126

Devon VanValkenburg (9-28) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Devon VanValkenburg (Green River) 9-28 won by forfeit over Trevor Allred (Rock Springs) 27-9 (For.)
  • Quarterfinal – Mikey Fischer (Cheyenne South) 27-13 won by fall over Devon VanValkenburg (Green River) 9-28 (Fall 5:03)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Devon VanValkenburg (Green River) 9-28 won by decision over Devan Lineman (Kelly Walsh) 5-12 (Dec 7-5)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Rylee McCollum (Jackson) 13-16 won by major decision over Devon VanValkenburg (Green River) 9-28 (MD 8-0)



132

Jacob Weipert (18-18) placed 6th and scored 11.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Weipert (Green River) 18-18 won by fall over Wade Charron (Natrona County) 14-28 (Fall 3:42)
  • Quarterfinal – Jacob Weipert (Green River) 18-18 won by fall over Dominic Dominguez (Cheyenne South) 28-15 (Fall 5:06)
  • Semifinal – Warren Carr (Thunder Basin) 40-6 won by fall over Jacob Weipert (Green River) 18-18 (Fall 4:51)
  • Cons. Semi – Arsenio Lemus (Laramie) 36-14 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Jacob Weipert (Green River) 18-18 (UTB 4-3)
  • 5th Place Match – Hayden Crow (Sheridan) 21-11 won by decision over Jacob Weipert (Green River) 18-18 (Dec 9-4)



138

Nathan McCann (24-12) placed 2nd and scored 21.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Nathan McCann (Green River) 24-12 won by major decision over Stetson Roundy (Evanston) 12-21 (MD 19-8)
  • Quarterfinal – Nathan McCann (Green River) 24-12 won by fall over Johnathan Vroman (Cheyenne Central) 24-19 (Fall 5:44)
  • Semifinal – Nathan McCann (Green River) 24-12 won by decision over Jackson Hesford (Cheyenne East) 39-18 (Dec 10-4)
  • 1st Place Match – Analu Benabise (Kelly Walsh) 37-4 won by decision over Nathan McCann (Green River) 24-12 (Dec 9-3)



145

Garrett Harris (7-2) placed 3rd.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Garrett Harris (Green River) 7-2 won by major decision over Chance Quarterman (Sheridan) 25-19 (MD 11-3)
  • Quarterfinal – Garrett Harris (Green River) 7-2 won by fall over Dawson Hayden (Campbell County) 15-13 (Fall 3:46)
  • Semifinal – Tanner Adam (Green River) 19-9 won by rule over Garrett Harris (Green River) 7-2 (RULE)
  • Cons. Semi – Garrett Harris (Green River) 7-2 won by fall over Kyle Hardee (Cheyenne Central) 21-16 (Fall 0:47)
  • 3rd Place Match – Garrett Harris (Green River) 7-2 won by decision over Kevin Anderson (Kelly Walsh) 33-17 (Dec 8-4)



145

Tanner Adam (19-9) placed 2nd and scored 23.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Tanner Adam (Green River) 19-9 won by fall over Clayton Bentley (Natrona County) 2-4 (Fall 3:14)
  • Quarterfinal – Tanner Adam (Green River) 19-9 won by major decision over Jamis Lopez (Cheyenne East) 17-15 (MD 13-0)
  • Semifinal – Tanner Adam (Green River) 19-9 won by rule over Garrett Harris (Green River) 7-2 (RULE)
  • 1st Place Match – Trevor Jeffries (Thunder Basin) 44-1 won by fall over Tanner Adam (Green River) 19-9 (Fall 1:49)



152

Chance Anderson (12-14) placed 4th and scored 15.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Chance Anderson (Green River) 12-14 won by fall over Jacob Wood (Cheyenne South) 8-26 (Fall 0:56)
  • Quarterfinal – Chance Anderson (Green River) 12-14 won by decision over Quinn Heyneman (Sheridan) 31-14 (Dec 11-6)
  • Semifinal – Saige Synan (Evanston) 41-11 won by decision over Chance Anderson (Green River) 12-14 (Dec 5-3)
  • Cons. Semi – Chance Anderson (Green River) 12-14 won by major decision over Landin Eldridge (Cheyenne East) 28-22 (MD 12-4)
  • 3rd Place Match – Tristan Profaizer (Rock Springs) 37-8 won by major decision over Chance Anderson (Green River) 12-14 (MD 8-0)



152

Max Orr (1-4) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Javen Palmer (Kelly Walsh) 31-5 won by fall over Max Orr (Green River) 1-4 (Fall 1:02)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Kaiden Jones (Natrona County) 2-4 won by major decision over Max Orr (Green River) 1-4 (MD 8-0)



160

Jon Ty Leininger (22-15) placed 2nd and scored 22.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jon Ty Leininger (Green River) 22-15 won by fall over Devon Harrison (Thunder Basin) 6-8 (Fall 2:24)
  • Quarterfinal – Jon Ty Leininger (Green River) 22-15 won by decision over Steen Avery (Sheridan) 14-19 (Dec 1-0)
  • Semifinal – Jon Ty Leininger (Green River) 22-15 won by fall over Luke Nathan (Kelly Walsh) 30-17 (Fall 2:42)
  • 1st Place Match – Wyatt Yenney (Rock Springs) 34-6 won by decision over Jon Ty Leininger (Green River) 22-15 (Dec 4-1)



170

Kaden Lloyd (14-16) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kaden Lloyd (Green River) 14-16 won by fall over Zack Valerio (Cheyenne East) 6-9 (Fall 0:40)
  • Quarterfinal – Thomas Neal (Cheyenne East) 35-4 won by fall over Kaden Lloyd (Green River) 14-16 (Fall 0:25)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Kaden Lloyd (Green River) 14-16 won by fall over Andrew Gauthier (Cheyenne Central) 15-20 (Fall 2:57)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Coby Goossen (Cheyenne Central) 22-11 won by fall over Kaden Lloyd (Green River) 14-16 (Fall 1:52)



170

Nick Froats (10-12) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Nick Froats (Green River) 10-12 won by fall over Joseph Romero (Jackson) 12-10 (Fall 2:42)
  • Quarterfinal – Riley Mitchell (Thunder Basin) 36-16 won by fall over Nick Froats (Green River) 10-12 (Fall 3:02)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Nick Froats (Green River) 10-12 won by fall over Ishmael Perin (Kelly Walsh) 3-7 (Fall 2:14)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Drake deCastro (Sheridan) 22-16 won by decision over Nick Froats (Green River) 10-12 (Dec 8-1)



182

Payton Tucker (42-1) placed 1st and scored 28.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Payton Tucker (Green River) 42-1 won by fall over Camden McArthur (Sheridan) 17-18 (Fall 0:53)
  • Quarterfinal – Payton Tucker (Green River) 42-1 won by fall over Jonathan Ramirez (Thunder Basin) 26-22 (Fall 0:58)
  • Semifinal – Payton Tucker (Green River) 42-1 won by fall over Decker Mattimoe (Cheyenne Central) 16-5 (Fall 2:15)
  • 1st Place Match – Payton Tucker (Green River) 42-1 won by decision over Gunner Bartlett (Cheyenne East) 50-5 (Dec 6-4)



182

Seddon Sanders (0-8) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Pablo Escalante (Evanston) 24-17 won by fall over Seddon Sanders (Green River) 0-8 (Fall 2:49)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Price Campbell (Laramie) 10-20 won by decision over Seddon Sanders (Green River) 0-8 (Dec 9-6)



195

James McCarter (11-19) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – James McCarter (Green River) 11-19 won by fall over Dylen Johnson (Thunder Basin) 1-4 (Fall 3:09)
  • Quarterfinal – Terren Swartz (Thunder Basin) 41-2 won by fall over James McCarter (Green River) 11-19 (Fall 4:44)
  • Cons. Round 2 – James McCarter (Green River) 11-19 won by fall over Josiah Aragon (Cheyenne East) 1-10 (Fall 2:09)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Tanner Martin (Cheyenne Central) 22-17 won in tie breaker – 1 over James McCarter (Green River) 11-19 (TB-1 2-1)



195

Russell Ferrell (8-12) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Fogg (Cheyenne East) 45-13 won by fall over Russell Ferrell (Green River) 8-12 (Fall 1:08)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Brock Speigleberg (Kelly Walsh) 8-18 won by fall over Russell Ferrell (Green River) 8-12 (Fall 0:38)



220

Justin Rubalcaba (7-10) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Zach Higgins (Cheyenne East) 10-9 won in sudden victory – 1 over Justin Rubalcaba (Green River) 7-10 (SV-1 8-6)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Brock Sather (Thunder Basin) 20-10 won by fall over Justin Rubalcaba (Green River) 7-10 (Fall 2:34)



220

Sage Wilde (2-8) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Ethan Johnson (Sheridan) 18-18 won by fall over Sage Wilde (Green River) 2-8 (Fall 3:19)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Kooper Claney (Natrona County) 3-3 won by fall over Sage Wilde (Green River) 2-8 (Fall 2:00)



285

John Makie (12-19) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – AJ Kelly (Rock Springs) 14-14 won by fall over John Makie (Green River) 12-19 (Fall 4:21)
  • Cons. Round 1 – John Makie (Green River) 12-19 won by decision over Ryan Thapa (Kelly Walsh) 4-11 (Dec 7-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Casey Pushchak (Cheyenne Central) 24-19 won by fall over John Makie (Green River) 12-19 (Fall 4:02)


Team Scores

  1. Cheyenne East 216.5
  2. Kelly Walsh 205.0
  3. Thunder Basin 204.5
  4. Rock Springs 195.0
  5. Green River 188.0
  6. Natrona County 145.5
  7. Sheridan 120.0
  8. Evanston 106.5
  9. Cheyenne Central 106.0
  10. Laramie 67.0
  11. Cheyenne South 36.0
  12. Campbell County 28.0
  13. Jackson 23.0