TWIN FALLS, Id. (KMVT/KSVT) Just a little more than a week remains until the Idaho state wrestling tournament in Nampa.
We head just across town to the Great Basin District Tournament at Canyon Ridge High School.
The general lights are off, as all eyes focus on the mat for the championship round.
This one features Tommy Trumbo of Twin Falls and Kendall Peterson of Minico, both seniors and state-bound in the 170 division.
What a back and forth battle, that inevitably goes to the Bruin. He wins barely, by the decision of 10–8. Trumbo improves to 25–11, Peterson drops to 36–14.
The 182 division features a pair of quality wrestlers who've won a few matches in their day.
Boe Boston of Minico, at 45–6 beat Ben Andrus of Jerome and Franklyn Tilley of Burley via pins. Zach Borrayo of Jerome at 38–6 entering tonight's championship got that far by pins over Jalhoby Valdez and Kai Garcia.
Borrayo came out hot and had Boston on his back more than he wanted to be, with some reversals. But a take down here and an escape, it was a one point affair with one minute left in the third. And finally, it clicked with the senior Spartan, as he came away with the pin.
"It's very tiring, having two not so quality matches pinning kids in less than a minute and then having a match like that, really wears out your body. I was on my back when I shouldn't have been, my coaches told me to find a way to get through the storm, find a way to get out," said Boston.
Boston's pin helped Minico win the district title with 428.5 points.
Coming in second, Jerome at 306. And third place honors go to Canyon Ridge at 293.
Meanwhile, the top four individuals in each weight class advance to state. The tournament this year will not be held in Pocatello, but the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa next Friday and Saturday.