Lyman took first at Bridgerland Tournament


MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Lyman High School wrestling team took first place at the Bridgerland 2018 Dual Team Tournament last Friday after claiming a 42-31 win over Kemmerer in the championship round.

Teams participating in the tournament included Mountain View, Lyman, Big Piney, Kemmerer and Cokeville.

On Saturday, the Eagles faced a steady dose of quality opponents at the Rawlins Invitational. Lyman claimed a 42-36 win against Cokeville, a 59-18 win against Hanna, a 56-9 win against Douglas and a 48-30 win against Rawlins. The Eagles had losses to Craig (42-36) and Torrington (54-27).

“Everybody wrestled well,” Lyman coach Travis Ayres said. “Cokeville beat us earlier in the year. It was a good feeling to see that improvement. Our intensity was also up from the last few weeks.

“We wrestled against a lot of great kids. Even if you go against those kids and end up getting beat, it gives you a good idea of what you need to work on.”

Lyman competed at Mountain View in a dual on Thursday. Results were not available as of press time.

Mountain View High School wrestling coach Brady Thompson believes his team still has time to progress before regionals kick off Feb. 16-17 at Lyman.

“I feel like we can still improve,” Thompson said.

The Buffalos are coming off a 72-9 loss against Big Piney on Tuesday. Caden Stoll (138) and Swade Bindle (145) had wins for Mountain View.

Last Friday, the Buffalos finished eighth at the Bridgerland Tournament. Thompson was impressed with the performance of freshman Mark Walker.


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