3A state wrestling qualifiers ready to shine

NAMPA, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Buhl is on a roll, coming off its fifth straight 3A district championship. The Indians are taking a whopping 19 wrestlers to the state championship.

They hope to improve upon a ninth place finish at state in Nampa this year at the Ford Idaho Center.

Filer and Gooding will take six wrestlers apiece.

And for Kimberly, they have 10 representing the school at the championships. The Bulldogs finished seventh as a team last year.

98 POUND DIVISION

Rhettlee Moreno
Kimberly, 16-18, 9
Edgar Sanchez
Buhl, 22-15, 9
Marshall Mortensen
Buhl, 20-11, 9
Dallin Walters

106 POUND DIVISION

Daylen Peyman
Buhl, 25-16, 9
Taylor Hood
Buhl, 1-1, 9
Carson Stanger
Kimberly, 7-17, 9

113 POUND DIVISION

Kade Orr
Buhl, 39-1, 11: Orr is headed to the semi-finals. Orr won, now is going to face his teammate for the title.
Tegan Newlan
Kimberly, 23-16, 9
Julian Ruiz
Buhl, 38-10, 9: Ruiz has advanced to the state semi-final. The freshman will go up against his mentor, Orr. You couldn't have picked a better finish.

120 POUND DIVISION

Chance Bennett
Buhl, 24-18, 11
Jonah Bacon
Kimberly, 43-10, 12: Bacon is in the semi-final, but he lost his match and now is working his way through consolation.
Dylan Curry
Filer, 26-14, 11
Kimberly, 29-20, 9

126 POUND DIVISION

Alex Hernandez
Gooding, 12-22, 12
Jayce Bower
Buhl, 37-9, 9
Preston Shaw
Kimberly, 15-24, 10

132 POUND DIVISION

Kayd Craig: Craig is going to the semi-final. He won that match and is now in the final.
Gooding, 53-4, 9
Wesley Pearson
Buhl, 19-15, 10
Trace Nielsen
Buhl, 25-20, 9

138 POUND DIVISION

Alan Jaramillo
Buhl, 23-15, 10
Jaimen Swainston
Filer, 41-17, 10
Ismael Salas
Buhl, 27-9, 10

145 POUND DIVISION

David Tennant
Buhl, 32-18, 12
Ethan Coy
Kimberly, 32-22, 10
Elliot Pastoor
Filer, 19-27, 10

152 POUND DIVISION

Travis Erickson
Kimberly, 24-19, 11
Kaleb Homan
Buhl, 1-1, 9
Tayten Gillette
Gooding, 46-7, 10: Gillette has advanced to the state semi-final and now the championship against Tate Benson of Snake River.
160 POUND DIVISION

Tegan Baumann
Gooding, 44-9, 12
Trace Mayo
Kimberly, 41-13, 11: Mayo is in the state semi-final, but he fell in that game and has to work his way through the consolation bracket.
Jesse Dominguez
Buhl, 2-1, 10

170 POUND DIVISION

Broddey Cunningham
Kimberly, 31-1, 12: Cunningham is going to the semi-final and is back in the championship to face Cody Tillery of Sugar-Salem.
Salvador Plascencia
Filer, 9-11, 11
Colton Miceli
Gooding, 0-3, 9

182 POUND DIVISION

Demetrio Canchola
Buhl, 17-18, 10
Owenn Meyer
Filer, 35-20, 11

195 POUND DIVISION

Jacob Gardner
Buhl, 22-16, 11

220 POUND DIVISION

Reese Jarvis
Buhl, 0-1, 12
Elijah Williams
Gooding, 20-17, 10: Williams has advanced to the state semi-fina, but lost that match.
Joey McKay
Filer, 28-20, 11

285 POUND DIVISION

Moises Salazar
Buhl, 24-9, 11

The 3A kids will have the early session along with the 2A classification on Friday.

All weights go in at 7 a.m. The championship round begins at 9 a.m.
Then on Saturday, skin checks start at 7 a.m..